Sunday, May 07, 2006

be afraid of the old, they'll inherit your souls

Regina Spektor plays beautiful piano music. However, she’s not that typical girl on a piano, thanks to Spektor’s unique and diverse vocal styles and ranges. The way she conveys different emotions through her voice is extremely impressive. She sounds innocent and childlike in one track while sounding like a grieving middleage woman in another. Spektor indeed displays her extensive vocal styles in Begin To Hope. Her voice stretches from sounding sexy, fun, and upbeat to angry and sorrowful. Spektor’s lovely and powerful vocals are accompanied by her exceptional piano skills. "Samson" provides beautiful lyrical melodies while heavy poundings of the minor keys in "Apres Moi" really brings out Spektor's musical expressions. "That time" is probably my favorite track off of Begin To Hope. It is not a typical Regina Spektor track. First, the song has absolutely no piano part; instead, it features a repeated guitar riff with occasional drummings. The song puts a smile on my face every time I hear it. This is because the lyrics are so much fun: lines like "Hey, remember that month when I only ate boxes of tangerines? So cheap and juicy" and "Hey, remember that time when you O.D.ed? Hey, remember that other time when you O.D.ed for the second time?" are just unforgettable... it is the perfect pop rock song!

Samson
On The Radio
Hotel Song
Apres Moi
That Time
[wicked-cool song]
Summer In The City
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Begin To Hope comes out on June 13, you can preorder it here

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