June 18, 2009

You can listen to all of Regina Spektor's new album, "Far."

Right here.
The sea is just a wetter version of the sky...

20 comments:

Pogo said...

"Laughing with" is especially affecting.

Elliott A said...

Fortunately, with the internet and xm/sirius, artists such as she can be discovered by the public.

Jason (the commenter) said...

I'm so glad her album is coming out, I've been desperate for some new music, not that I haven't been having a good time rediscovering old loves.

Robert Cook said...

I love Regina Spektor, although I liked SOVIET KITSCH better than her last album. (Her two albums previous to SOVIET KITSCH are wonderful and varied, as well.)

Zachary Paul Sire said...

Got the album last week and have been listening to it non-stop ever since. "Human of the Year" is her masterpiece. "Dance Anthem of the '80s" is also brilliant. She makes Tori Amos look like an old boring hag and Fiona Apple seem like a pretentious brat (and this is coming from a devout Tori-phile and Fiona fanatic).

EDH said...

She has a timeless sound and a face for video storytelling.

Fidelity should have been a bigger hit.

Laughing with makes me think of Bill Maher and Chris Hitchens.

traditionalguy said...

She has a real human beauty on the inside and on the outside and no tatoos were needed. Thanks for the heads up, Professor.

rhhardin said...

No one laughs at God / When their airplane starts to uncontrollably shake

Lower the nose and add power.

Pogo said...

"Lower the nose and add power."

Insert sex joke here.

traditionalguy said...

Regina Spektor is new to me. She has the same poetic lyrics that attacted our generation to a young Bob Dylan 40 years ago, and a better voice to boot.

tim maguire said...

The sea is just a wetter version of the sky...


The desert is just a drier version of the sea.

--Erwin Rommel

nansealinks said...

The sea is just a wetter version of the sky...

this is why I like that the characters in spongebob have swimming pools in the ocean. it makes sense.

Alex said...

YES!!! Althouse is a Regina fan! Far is her best album ever! This collection of songs will bring forth laughs and tears.

chickenlittle said...

The desert is just a drier version of the sea.

"The ocean is a desert with its life underground. And a perfect disguise above." America

EDH said...

Given her musical talent and her phonetic last name, I certainly hope she doesn't become holed-up in the Hills with guns and a bad wig.

TMink said...

OK, I was hoping it was Ronnie Spector, and this is not my cup of old fart tea, but the marketing is brilliant. I hope she sells a lot.

For something a little weirder but similar, check out Lights.

Trey

Revenant said...

Thanks for letting me know about the new album! I'm a big fan of Regina Spektor.

1jpb said...

Of course ZPS was early.

He had a link to a track from this album months ago.

I'm looking forward to his Christmas mix for 2009. Will it include a track from this album? Time will tell.

Waiting sucks.

1jpb said...

BTW, I'm sure Althouse would encourage folks (who are less resourceful than ZPS) to go ahead and purchase this CD and "My Dinner with Andre" through her Amazon link. They're both released on the same day.

Pick up a big Kindle while your at it.

LoafingOaf said...

I'm a huge Regina Spektor fan. She's my fave singer since...my main man Morrissey. :)

I figured Althouse might've been exposed to her, because I remember her son posted something about her once (her cover of "Real Love"). Althouse is pretty "with it" and cool for a law prof.

Thanks for the link to her new album.