Soviet Kitsch

Album Review of Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor.

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Soviet Kitsch

Regina Spektor

Soviet Kitsch by Regina Spektor

Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
Record label: Sire
Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Singer-Songwriter

70 Music Critic Score
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Soviet Kitsch - Fairly Good, Based on 1 Critics

AllMusic - 70
Based on rating 7/10

Maybe it's just the preponderance of piano in her music, but Regina Spektor sounds more like a traditional singer/songwriter (in the best sense of that phrase) than her anti-folk contemporaries. On Soviet Kitsch, her third album -- and major-label debut -- her sound is more refined than ever before, but there are still plenty of rough edges and unexpected twists and turns. The Fiona Apple and Cat Power comparisons that have been leveled at Spektor since her first album 11:11 are still valid, particularly on songs like "Carbon Monoxide" and "Somedays," but Spektor is more theatrical and playful than either of those artists.

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