SPECTACULARLY SPEKTOR

ALBUM                                 :           REMEMBER US TO LIFE

ARTIST                                  :           REGINA SPEKTOR

GENRE                                   :           JAZZ / POP

Date Released                      :        2016

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If you are looking for an album that will cater to your artistic whims and caprices then, you should listen to this album. The problem with art record is that it tends to be boring and you forced yourself to listen to it even though you cannot comprehend the art thing of the album.  For example, most Bjork album is considered as artistic album but after listening to her records, you are not impressed with the record as you felt that the singer is the only one who understands her art.

Listen to “Bleeding Heart” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BAy4RMI82NQ.

In this record, Regina Spektor, probably did not have an idea that she is Bjork in pop and jazz domain.  Thus, her records are not boring and listeners are excited to discover her songs.  This is because the art album she offered is not monotonous in sounds but rather a compilation of melodies and hooks that are usually absent in art albums.  Also in this record, there is no forcing of the art.  In fact, Regina might not be aware that she is creating an art album.

Listen to “The One Who Stayed and The One Who Left” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3n81BNbVLdo.

Although, this is an art album, it doesn’t mean that the whole album is excellent.  It is good for a Regina Spektor album but only time will tell if this record holds up and will become one of the revered classic albums in the future.  Perhaps, it is the fact that most of the songs here are piano and vocal combo, makes one wish that she could have made a more upbeat album. Best track to listen in here are “Bleeding Heart,” “Grand Hotel,” “The Light,” “The Trapper and the Furrier,” “The One Who Stayed and The One Who Left,” and “End of Thought.”

Listen to live performance of “The Trapper and The Furrier” in here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ee0WrZM4Kko.

I rate this album 4.5 stars out of 5 stars.

RATING DESCRIPTION

1 stars = Ignore it

2 stars = risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 stars = buy, keep, and treasure it

 

 

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