AOTY 2019

Soviet Kitsch

Regina Spektor - Soviet Kitsch
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2004 Ratings: #177 / 364
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Based on 79 ratings
2004 Ratings: #13
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
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.
WhatTheFunk
81
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"
KengojiUltamYT
97
MARY ANNE'S A BITCH
LaiTheRick
90
In which Regina Spektor proves her stance as a songwriting treasure...

There's a lovable eccentricity here, yet never one that breaks the intimacy or emotional intensity of her words to paper. With the exception of a few tracks that bring on extra instrumentation, Spektor is able to charge her songs with urgency with merely a piano and her quirky, versatile, but well-controlled voice. It is in "The Flowers" where this shines in the pacey arpeggios. Or perhaps, for one of the ... read more
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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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