I'm wondering if this blog was the best place to post this series of posts :p I know this has traditionally been known as a book blog, so my taste in music is probably NOT what most people listen to, but I thought I'd try something different by posting these here this year instead of tumblr....thought some people might discover some new music. I'm hoping I'm not writing those posts though that end up just crowding people's Google Reader :/ Seriously guys....you can tell me to shut up and I will move these over to the tumblr blog! But for now, we'll go another week over here on Stuff as Dreams are Made on because seriously, I think you all should know about this album :p
I'm talking about Regina Spektor. The amazingly quirky, beautiful, always surprising Regina Spektor. I say surprising because that's what I've found I love about her music so much. She will throw me off guard with every album that she makes. It never fails. I'll be listening and bopping my head and having fun with a song and then she'll hit me like a ton of bricks with some type of amazing lyrics or some inflection in her voice that only she can do.
What's most unique about Regina Spektor is her ability to do this. To constantly take you off guard, yet put together an album that's so cohesive and so uniquely hers. She's certainly instantly identifiable. She has a voice like no one else and surprisingly it never did have to grow on me. I loved her voice from the second I heard it.
I have to admit there's one song on this album that I absolutely hate...otherwise it would've been much higher on this list than number 17...and that's "Oh Marcello" which is part her own song and part a cover of "Please Don't Let Me Be Understood". I won't subject you to that song...if you want to hear that, go search for it, but don't judge her by that song...instead, I recommend past songs like "Eet", "Laughing With", "Samson", "Fidelity" and "Fields Below"...that's the Regina Spektor I love.
Her new album has plenty of songs that'll be added to that above list. Here's just one song that's an example of that...this is the video for "All the Rowboats." LOVE this song!! And she looks so beautiful in the video :) As always, if this sounds like something you'd like to own a copy of, just leave me a comment letting me know! You can comment on as many albums as I post! At the end of the month I'll pick someone to win an album that they've commented on. NO ONE wanted an album from August...so if September is anything like that, your chances are pretty good at winning ;)
#18 - Yeasayer - Fragrant World
#19 - Rihanna - Talk That Talk
#20 - Diplo - Express Yourself (EP)