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What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

ALT ANTHEMS Spektor delivers her signature quirky and accented tunes in Cheap Seats

ALT ANTHEMS Spektor delivers her signature quirky and accented tunes in Cheap Seats

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What We Saw From The Cheap Seats

Genre: Indie Rock; Lead Performer: Regina Spektor; Music Label: Sire

Alt adorkability got this classically trained pianist to the dance, but it also keeps her from being queen of the pop prom. Two albums removed from her heavy-VH1-rotation hit ”Fidelity,” Spektor still lets her theater-kid id run free, with affected accents (”Oh Marcello”) and self-conscious heavy-breathing tricks (”Open”). Even if she’s not trying to date the quarterback, that doesn’t mean gorgeously ambling vignettes like ”Jessica” need irksome, cred-building quirks. B

Best Tracks:
Heartstring-puller Firewood
Adventurous All the Rowboats

Originally posted May 25 2012 — 12:00 AM EDT

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