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Regina Spektor

Far

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Victoria Lancelotta
genre:
Fiction

We gave it a B+

On a quirkiness scale, Regina Spektor ranks just above rainbow suspenders. It’s her jaunty piano rags, which beg someone to dance the Charleston. Or perhaps it’s that, on Far‘s ”Folding Chair,” she literally sings like a dolphin. But playing the freak also makes her blissfully unself-conscious, and that can be contagious. Nothing’s more heartfelt than ”Wallet,” an ode to a stranger who lost his. Simple and elegant, it’s the best song ever inspired by a Blockbuster card. B+

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