Regina Spektor Soviet Kitsch on LP
Imagine a classically trained female singer-songwriter-pianist for The Strokes generation. Imagine a Björk of the Bronx. Imagine a driven, complex and endearing artist with a sense of pop melody and clever songwriting, and with charisma to spare. Imagine no more as Regina Spektor, not only opened for The Strokes but this, her major label debut album, 2004's Soviet Kitsch, was co-produced by one of that band's producers, Gordon Raphael. Spektor's ability to explore rich soundscapes and combine them with evocative and intricately structured melodies and lyrics here is stunning and unparalleled.