June 09, 2006 at 04:00 AM EDT

Begin to Hope

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Regina Spektor
Producers
Sire
genre
Rock, Pop
We gave it a B+

The Russian-born, Bronx-raised chanteuse scoots closer to the mainstream on Begin to Hope the follow-up to her 2005 art-rock album, Soviet Kitsch. Producer David Kahne (the Strokes, Sugar Ray) streamlines the arrangements and reins in Regina Spektor’s voice, especially on ”Fidelity” and ”Better”; they’re as smooth and snazzy as anything from fellow singer-songwriter-pianist Norah Jones. Spektor still has her fun, unleashing the harder-rocking, Kitsch-y ”Apres Moi” and ”That Time.” She displays a range fans old and new will find intoxicating.

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