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Begin to Hope


Regina Spektor


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  # Track Name Artist MP3 Sample
  1   Fidelity Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  2   Better Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  3   Samson Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  4   On The Radio Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  5   Field Below Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  6   Hotel Song Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  7   Apres Moi Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  8   20 Years Of Snow Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  9   That Time Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  10   Edit Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  11   Lady Regina Spektor MP3 sample
  12   Summer In The City Regina Spektor MP3 sample


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The Russian-born, New York-based quirk-mistress returns with a dozen new tracks produced by David Kahne (The Strokes).
Regina Spektor gets categorized as "anti-folk" more often than not, putting her amongst the likes of Billy Bragg and Ani DiFranco, but her aesthetic is less punk than theirs and Spektor seems far more interested in melodic tinkering than the "anti-folk" label would imply.
Begin To Hope has its roots in the coffeehouses that Spektor emerged from only a few years ago, and while her voice is the main attraction, the attention to musical detail that props the songs up deserves acknowledgement too - twisty piano arpeggios and occasional touches of electronica are understated yet effective.
Overall an intelligent and engaging album, already well in use in NZ in "edgy" ads (the song 'Fidelity') and on the café circuit as well as the obligatory Grey's Anatomy appearance, but don't let that put you off. Recommended.

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Artist: Regina Spektor
Album: Begin to Hope
Cat #: 9362441122
Date: 26/07/2006
Format: Audio CD
Discs: 1
Label: Sire
Usually Ships: 4-10 Days
Genres: Electronic , On Sale , Pop
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