Regina Spektor — “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats”

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Blooming Spektor
By Eric Webb

A brief, inarguable list of the best things from or tangentially related to Russia:

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5. Laika

4. Vodka tonics

3. Glasnost

2. Zangief from Street Fighter

1. Regina Spektor

Born in Russia and transplanted to New York as a kid, Miss Spektor is a force of nature. There is no point in denying this. I’ve been hooked since she was just a VH1 Artist You Oughta Know; I played “Fidelity” and “Us” on loop in the ice cream shop I worked at in college; at 18, I listened to “Samson” in the car late at night, engrossed. How do you draw up a comparison to describe her? She’s virtuosic on the piano, her voice glides effortlessly from “sweet pixie” to “sonic equivalent of Ivan Drago” to “onomatopoeia,” and her lyrics contain breathtaking storytelling. In live shows, she often uses a wooden chair as…

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  1. Pingback: Regina Spektor — “What We Saw From the Cheap Seats” « Social Mexican

  2. Pingback: Regina Spektor – “Samson” [OFFICIAL VIDEO] | euzicasa

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