Tuesday, June 12, 2012

CD Review: Regina Spektor Gives Us A View From "The Cheap Seats"

Singer/songwriter Regina Spektor is riding a wave of success. She broke out with her 2006 album, "Begin to Hope" and then hit #3 on the Billboard Album chart with her 2009 album "Far." Now Spektor is releasing her long-awaited sixth album entitled "What We Saw From The Cheap Seats." The album was released on May 29 through Sire Records and debuted at #3 on the Billboard Album chart.

The new album begins with the gentle piano ballad of "Small Town Moon" as the tempo picks up with each new verse until the guitars come together at the chorus. Spektor samples the chorus of The Animals' "Please Don't Let Me Misunderstood" in her Italian-English collaboration, "Oh Marcello." The album's latest single, "Don't Leave Me" is an up-tempo, bubblegum-pop remake of "Ne me quitte pas" from her first album. Her beats and vocals are very infectious as in "Patron Saint" and on the album's first single "All The Rowboats." Spektor's song-writing talents shine on the story-telling of "How" and the piano-driven "Open." The album closes with the quick folk-ballad "Jessica."

Regina Spektor is beginning her tour in August with a handful of dates on the west coast. Check out reginaspektor.com for a complete list of tour dates, as well as information on the new album.

1 comment:

Web Services said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.
Web Services