14 Songs, 1 Hour

EDITORS’ NOTES

Framed in orchestral arrangements both lavish and restrained, the tracks on Regina Spektor’s seventh album add depth and nuance to her dynamic songcraft. She’s still given to coy lyrical turns that reveal twists with each verse and choruses that creep skyward, exploding like fireworks. Here, her melodies eschew jubilance for sweeping, theatrical minor keys (“Sellers of Flowers”); she builds turbulent, Fiona Apple-caliber drama with mournful phrases that crest over plangent bass notes (“The Trapper and the Furrier”). The effect is guileless and profoundly gorgeous.

Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Framed in orchestral arrangements both lavish and restrained, the tracks on Regina Spektor’s seventh album add depth and nuance to her dynamic songcraft. She’s still given to coy lyrical turns that reveal twists with each verse and choruses that creep skyward, exploding like fireworks. Here, her melodies eschew jubilance for sweeping, theatrical minor keys (“Sellers of Flowers”); she builds turbulent, Fiona Apple-caliber drama with mournful phrases that crest over plangent bass notes (“The Trapper and the Furrier”). The effect is guileless and profoundly gorgeous.

Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 Ratings

Catsuit love ,

Masterpiece

Regina's voice and Piano take the front row in this album with the perfect amount of atmospheric sounds to add to -- not over power -- the raw beauty of her music. Lyrics are brilliant, thoughtful and poetic. Will always be my favorite artist.

Luke Cyrus ,

GRAND HOTEL

That song is pure gold

alex962 ,

Absolutely outstanding!

What an incredible album. This album differs from the previous as there's an amazing orchestration for each song, with a predominant piano. This does not take any of the intimate feeling of her songs. Instead it really allows us to enjoy the absolutely extaordinary voice that RS has. This is an abolute gem.

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