Soviet Kitsch

Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2004 Ratings: #192 / 392
User Score
Based on 117 ratings
2004 Ratings: #20
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August 17, 2004 / Release Date
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MasterCrackfox
77
A consistent word I see thrown around about Spektor is charming. This is an understandable descriptor about the artist, whose music is heavily supported by her wit and personality as a songwriter. Soviet Kitsch is Regina at her youngest and hungriest to make a statement about who she was and what kind of music she would be outputting, and her charm comes through in spades across her debut record.

Where much of Regina Spektor's later work relies on the pop sensibilities surrounding her piano ... read more
WhatTheFunk
86
Regina Spektor is a 24-year-old Russian-born American who arrived in the Bronx at the age of 9, persevering in the study of the piano despite material difficulties. Some meetings allowed him to succeed: she was spotted by Julian Casablancas. This album is full of emotions: it is sad, melancholy and euphoric. The universe of the singer is offbeat and have been easily carried away by the piano.

Best track: "Us"
WildChameleon
84
This is the only album where Regina took very bold artistic choices (Begin to hope is a solid piano album but way more classical).

Soviet kitsch is an album with a huge work with the vocals, solid songwriting and composition. Despite some misplaced tracks like your honor (which is not a bad track !), this is an easy listen for a lot of people.
100
yeaaaaaa screw it this is too charming not to
Shzam
90
Such a charismatic and concise record
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#42/NME

Track List

  1. Ode to Divorce
  2. Poor Little Rich Boy
  3. Carbon Monoxide
  4. The Flowers
  5. Us
  6. Sailor Song
  7. Whisper
  8. Your Honor
  9. Ghost of Corporate Future
  10. Chemo Limo
  11. Somedays
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