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  • Soviet Kitsch

    Soviet Kitsch is the third studio album by Regina Spektor. Released in 2004, it also serves as her major label debut album, and debuts some of the quirks found in her later albums It was named one of the 100 greatest albums of the decade by NME. After touring with the Strokes and selling thousands of CDs on her own, New York-based singer-songwriter Regina Spektor caught the attention of several major labels, before signing with Sire, who decided to re-release her last full-length, Soviet Kitsch.

    Regina Spektor has a gift that very few artists have. Listen to "Soviet Kitsch" and you will see vivid and colorful pictures, painted by her lyrics. And those lyrics have an unusual, original, and refreshing delivery. Her words coupled with her piano hold a lot of depth and gravity, which is interesting because what she sings can be somewhat simple at times. Whether it is accidental or intentional, it is very clever nonetheless. The music alone is quite a melodic accomplishment. The chords are mostly complex, conveying interesting and difficult feelings from Regina while bringing forth untapped emotions from the listener (but you need to have an open mind, open ears, and a heart).

  • Tracklist

  • 01  "Ode to Divorce"                          3:42
    02  "Poor Little Rich Boy"                 2:27
    03  "Carbon Monoxide"                    4:59
    04  "The Flowers"                              3:54
    05  "Us"                                               4:52
    06  "Sailor Song"                               3:15
    07  "Whisper"                                     0:44
    08  "Your Honor"                               2:10
    09  "Ghost of Corporate Future"     3:21
    10  "Chemo Limo"                             6:04
    11  "Somedays"                                 3:21

    Deluxe version bonus track

    12  "Scarecrow and Fungus"          2:29

    Standard vinyl release

    12  "Scarecrow and Fungus"          2:29
    13  "December"                                2:10

    Released: August 17, 2004
    Genre: Anti-folk, pop, alternative, rock
    Length: 38:49
    Label: Sire
    Producer: Gordon Raphael, Alan Bezozi, Regina Spektor

    Regina Spektor - piano, voice, rhodes, drumstick, percussion, producer, songwriter
    Alan Bezozi - producer, drums, percussion, heartbeat
    Oren Bloedow - guitar
    Graham Maby - bass
    Gordon Raphael - percussion
    Bear Spektor - whispers ("whisper")
    The 4x4 String Quartet - strings ("Us" and "Somedays")
    Kill Kenada - backing punk band ("Your Honor")
    Eric Biondo -songwriter (one lyric and melody sampled in "Somedays")