You know when you love an artist, but you haven’t liked them long enough that you’ve been around for a new CD release? You download/buy/steal everything that they did up until that point and anxiously await the new.

And then somehow their new stuff just isn’t good enough to live up to your expectations?

It’s happened to me so many times and so I was worried about the new Regina Spektor CD, Far. What if I hated it? Regina Spektor, to me, is God.

Luckily, I wasn’t the least bit disappointed. It came out yesterday and it’s just as wonderful as I wanted it to be.

Man of a Thousand Faces

Listening to Regina Spektor is an intense experience for me. Like reading a good book, it takes me time to think about it and process it. I once listened to Braille on repeat for an entire day. I’ve been known to put Samson on repeat too.

So far, my favourite of her new songs are Calculations and One More Time with Feeling. But I rediscover Regina songs, new and old, all the time.

Hold on, one more time with feeling.
Try it again, breathing’s just a rhythm.
Say it in your mind until you know that the words are right,
This is why we fight.


  • By Jes, June 24, 2009 @ 10:15 am

    I love her. Samson and Us are my favorites. Can’t wait to her the new CD. Probably in your car at some point :P

  • By Faebala, June 24, 2009 @ 1:37 pm

    I just bought that a half hour ago! I was so excited. I haven’t gotten to listen to the whole thing yet, but I have a lot of work to do at home so I plan on listening to it while I work! YAY! I really like “Laughing With” of the first 6 songs I’ve heard so far.

  • By Faebala, June 24, 2009 @ 1:48 pm

    P.s. Braille can still make me cry. I think it’s my favorite by her.

  • By Sebastian, June 24, 2009 @ 9:01 pm

    If only I could actually hear the lyrics…

    The music itself is nice though!

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