Home, before and after

Regina Spektor - Home, before and after
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2022 Ratings: #175 / 406
User Score
Based on 241 ratings
2022 Ratings: #42
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
The Telegraph

With Home, Before and After, Spektor surely proves she is a songwriter for the ages.

88
Northern Transmissions

The reason why she has risen to the top like cream is her combination of simplicity and complexity, heartbreak and belief, and ultimately, her amazing way with sounds and words. It is an album with all hit-worthy songs on it, and something, like her Begin To Hope album, that I think people will be playing and replaying for years.

80
Sputnikmusic

It successfully adds another wrinkle to her sound with the addition of sweeping string sections, majestic brass horns, and epic flourishes.

80
Paste

Swinging feverishly between elevated pop and bombastic tales, Home once again finds Spektor working in a dimension where genre doesn’t exist.

80
NME
The singer-songwriter's first album in six years soars with the confidence of an artist who's comfortable creating a world of her own.
80
The Irish Times
Musician’s new album continues her search for the perfect alt pop song.
80
The Arts Desk
Sincerity made entertaining through quirks, pathos and orchestral backing.
80
Evening Standard
Onto her eighth album, the New York artist’s creativity hasn’t been diluted for the mainstream at all.
80
AllMusic

Odd, fun, smart, and fearless throughout.

80
Gigwise

Regina Spektor continues to refine her writing style with songs that contain grand truths expressed with the simplest of words. Just don’t let the simplicity of some of these arrangements pass you by.

78
Beats Per Minute

She may still be trying to find the right balance between her larger soundscape and storytelling, but Home, before and after is an exciting evolution that feels both old and new.

70
Uncut
If you too are waiting for the day when Regina Spektor finally finds just the right balance between her laterday tendency to the oversweet and overproduced and the complex, classically influenced wildness that flourishes in the dark comers of her records, well, today may not be that day.
70
Slant Magazine
The album is spiked with humor and pathos, and Spektor holds the two in balance as skillfully as she ever has.
70
The Line of Best Fit

At their best, the songs of Home feel akin to a warm hug on a cold day; a soothing balm from a sensitive songwriter who unlike many of her indie peers is still capable of finding wonder in the everyday, and hope in the wider world and in music itself.

66
Pitchfork
Regina Spektor’s first album in six years is weighty and ambitious, full of sweeping string arrangements and cosmic ruminations on love and loss.
60
Mojo

It's when Spektor is less showy and more direct that her songs are most affecting.

60
The Needle Drop
'Home, before and after' is pervaded by solid songwriting and a truckload of additional instrumentation that might prove to be a dealbreaker for some.
daltdisney
80

regina put her whole spektussy into this record

JohnLouisHoward
95

long before the current plague of "viral" sensations, when the internet was in its infancy, or at least its toddler-hood, you had to do it different to be a DIY star. I always think of Regina Spektor as the OG in this regard. playing tons of free shows, selling her homemade CD's hand-to-hand, and even touring and opening for The Strokes before she even had a sniff of a record deal, she was the real deal.

now in her maturity as a songwriter and a performer, that exciting element that ... read more

0f0
99

Read Mojo or Pitchfork and then think the opposite!

Nateb9086
80

Album: Home, before and after
Artist: Regina Spektor
Genre: Art-Pop, Singer Songwriter, Chamber Pop, Baroque Pop

It took after me listening to this new Regina Spektor album “Home, before and after” to be aware of her long back catalogue but it only took me listening to her vocal performances for me to know she is a well experienced musician. The first track “Becoming All Alone” had hard hitting moments but even on the softer parts of the track Regina forever puts ... read more

alexphelipe
72

Em alguns momentos eu me senti em um filme clássico com uma daquelas trilhas sonoras épicas que fazem você sentir que vale a pena estar assistindo ao filme.

klctht
78

It's so pure that even calling it "cute" doesn't feel right. It's just... pure.

Favorite tracks: Becoming All Alone, One Man's Prayer, Raindrops, Coin, Through A Door

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Track List

1Becoming All Alone
4:18
87
2Up The Mountain
4:40
88
3One Man's Prayer
4:05
81
4Raindrops
3:09
78
5SugarMan
4:35
82
6What Might've Been
2:44
79
7Spacetime Fairytale
8:47
92
8Coin
5:23
87
9Loveology
5:16
85
10Through a Door
4:19
85
Total Length: 47 minutes
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Added on: February 22, 2022