12 Songs, 47 Minutes


Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

chrisgiraffe ,

Songs for people who love songs

Regina Spektor can’t shake her kooky Russian accent. I like that. Regina’s lyrics paint between the gritty and the pretty. I like that. Regina’s songs aren’t all identical. I like that. Every Regina song tells a story. I like that. Regina isn’t tied to one single instrument set up (drums, rhythm guitar, bass guitar, lead guitar, singer). I like that. Regina’s songs have a unique perspective. I like that. Regina is original. I like that. I’d like to think RS will be big one day but mass audiences prefer their "girl singers" to be overly made up and sing songs that really work well in sappy big screen cartoons or for them to be hooker-ish and in yo’ face. Regina isn’t either of these. I like that, many won’t.

Favorites in order of most liked:
That Time
20Years of Snow
Hotel Song

allie gator ,

A Great Release

I've been a fan of Regina for a while, and I have to admit, I was kind of worried that she'd be a sell-out with this album, what with all the attention she's had on MySpace and other websites. Still, I felt that it was only fair that I buy this album and give it a listen so that I could form a proper opinion on it, whether I liked it or not.

It turns out that even after one listen, I had already fallen in love with this record. She still has her classic sound, the same quirky lyrics, her beautiful verstile voice, and the amazing piano-playing. There's not a song deserving of less than 4 stars out of 5 on this album.

While I love every song, I would recommend finding an older version of "Samson" for those who don't already have one. The version on Begin to Hope sounds slightly rushed, whereas the older one is more raw and mellow. Overall, though, this album is a winner. It's worth your money, and more.

FrankMarciano ,

Love song to my Wife

Came across this strange song Fidelity late one night while browsing Itunes Stores, halfway through the song I just welled up in tears of love for my wife. Now I am a 48 year old lawyer not prone to singing love songs, but I just got so enthralled with the song and then the video that I started singing out loud which alarmed my wife since my rendition of this song is scary at best. But once she realized I was just singing she listened to the song and just turned to me and said she loved me !!! Now that is some song and this is one fantastic album filled with real emotion and insight. On the Radio, Better, Summer in the City, Chemo Limo, Building from the other album Love it all !!!

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