SYNDICATE
Posted by: Dave on June 29, 2009 at 8:43 pm

ReginaSpektorFar.jpgSound: Regina worked with four different veteran pop/rock producers on Far and the result is the slickest album she’s released to date—her piano-driven, chirpy pop songs and precious meditations lack the rough edges of the past. And even though you can’t help but think of Tori Amos or Fiona Apple when she gets darker and more dramatic, Regina’s sugary sweet demeanor makes her music much safer than her distinguished predecessors’.
Heavy Rotation track: “Folding Chair”; “The Calculation”
Medium Rotation tracks: “Machine”; “Human of the Year”; “Eet”
Recommended: On 2006’s Begin to Hope (my #13 album of 2006), Regina impressively graduated beyond the quirky novelty of her previous work. But on Far, she’s back to more of the theatrical silliness. She dares you to be annoyed by her oddball whimsy and repetitive phrases, and with the squeaky clean production there’s no place for her adorable personality to hide. Fortunately, she writes some solid melodies and music that make for a pleasing listen. But your overall enjoyment will depend on how much of her vocals and lyrics you can take in one sitting.
Grade: B

Listen to Tracks/Buy Music:
On iTunes
On amazon.com



Leave a Reply

Enter your email address for weekly updates: 

June 2009
M T W T F S S
« May   Jul »
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930  


DIRECTORIES
Artists
Genres
Labels
NMN FAVES