Tamx

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  1. Folding Chair

    The BTH version of Apres Moi is most certainly not emotionless! In fact, I think it is one of the most powerful songs she has ever recorded. It is BEYOND amazing
  2. Most Interesting Vocals/Quirks

    UUUUh-merica!
  3. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    quote: Originally posted by Reginaoverdose: quote: Originally posted by JosephCa64: quote: Originally posted by RJLupin2: While this seems like a great idea, what are actually the chances of Regina doing this? A snow ball's chance in hell . . . would be the answer. For anyone who hasn't noticed, Regina is fast becoming a big time pop-artist, in terms of record sales. Say what you want about record labels, Lord knows they are evil. But, do you have any idea the amount of money Regina would have to invest to start her own label? Press and ship her own CDS, pay for her own promotion? Hire her own staffing? Forget about it. You're talking millions and millions of dollars. You're right. Then I hope she switches labels maybe.... like to Universal Music Group? EMI is better in that sense. Look at all the creative control Radiohead were given while they were signed... Also, I don't know if you guys have noticed, but in her last concert she played the 'old' version of Folding Chair despite having a full band there, I wonder if this means that she recorded Folding Chair the way she did at the request of her label... Wouldn't surprise me considering it now appears that the label had more input than we might have originally thought. Still, Far is a great album, and hopefully Reg will continue making records this good for the rest of her career.
  4. Far "Purists vs Non-Purists"

    I adore the album versions of HoTY and Genius, they are the best two tracks on the album, oh and Machine, Machine is awesome.
  5. Any Sonic Youth fans?

    I've recently been getting into Sonic Youth quite a lot. I love their music, though the only album I currently own is Daydream Nation which is just unbelievably amazing. I was wondering if any other Stixers liked SY?
  6. Any Sonic Youth fans?

    I've recently been getting into Sonic Youth quite a lot. I love their music, though the only album I currently own is Daydream Nation which is just unbelievably amazing. I was wondering if any other Stixers liked SY?
  7. Favorite non-reg albums this year

    When it comes to new bands I'd say The Pains of Being Pure At Heart's debut album is quite excellent.
  8. A Cover of Hotel Song

    Great cover!
  9. Favorite non-reg albums this year

    SPN- I can see where you are coming from. Actually, their previous album, Yellow House, was a lot better
  10. Favorite non-reg albums this year

    MPP is amazing! I think Grizzly Bear's Veckatimest(what I have heard of it so far) is also brilliant and beautiful.
  11. Review of "Far"

    quote: Originally posted by kaysntees: quote: Originally posted by Tamx: As a frequent Pitchfork reader and as someone who usually trusts their reviews, I found their Far review to be beyond ridiculous. Hipster douchebaggery at it's very worst Seriously, the only reason this amazing album is getting poor reviews is because it is not considered 'cool' for some reason that seems beyond my understanding. I absolutely love Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, etc but I despise their fanbases who listen to their music just to be considered cool instead of genuine love for their music. It really disappoints me that truly great music has become associated with these idiots. Hipsters suck. I hate it so much that Animal Collective has been linked to hipster ridiculousness. I love them, they are a great band with intelligent lyrics and interesting music, but they're tarnished by the negative association. Ah well, I don't listen to music just because the "cool" people like it and I don't not listen to music just because the "cool" people like it. Merriweather Post Pavilion AND Far are two of the best releases of 2009!
  12. Review of "Far"

    As a frequent Pitchfork reader and as someone who usually trusts their reviews, I found their Far review to be beyond ridiculous. Hipster douchebaggery at it's very worst Seriously, the only reason this amazing album is getting poor reviews is because it is not considered 'cool' for some reason that seems beyond my understanding. I absolutely love Animal Collective, Grizzly Bear, etc but I despise their fanbases who listen to their music just to be considered cool instead of genuine love for their music. It really disappoints me that truly great music has become associated with these idiots. Hipsters suck.
  13. Now that Far is released, which of the new songs could be worked into this idea for a musical? I was thinking The Calculation could work to illustrate Carl and Mary Ann's relationship going sour. On another note, Machine would just make for an amazing musical number.
  14. Review of "Far"

    Far definitely stands as a more cohesive album than BTH, which while very good did have the occasional filler track (Edit, That Time). Far does not have this problem. These reviewers seem to just be waiting for another Fidelity type hit, but they don't really seem to understand Regina's discography as a whole. SK, songs and 11:11 are very rarely mentioned, and they seem to have this strange notion that Far is her third album (it's actually her fifth).
  15. Beacon Theatre - June 17, 2009

    I've been hearing the recording for this and I have to say that all the new songs sound so great live! Also, did anyone notice that whilst she played the new album version of OMTWF (which is most definitely growing on me), Folding Chair remained more faithful to the older live versions than to the version in the album (esp. the ending) Just something I found interesting. I really want to hear how Two Birds sounds live!
  16. Review of "Far"

    quote: Originally posted by MusicLover_2007: Another douche reviewer: http://www.guardian.co.uk/musi...9/regina-spektor-far "The follow-up to 2006's Begin to Hope is shinier, thanks to co-producer Jeff Lynne, but just as whimsical. Sometimes too whimsical. It's a toss-up whether she's more irritating pretending to be a robot amid the electro-clatter of Machine or twittering "My eyelashes catch my sweat/ Yes, they do/ They do-oo-oo" on the classically twee Folding Chair. That said, she's always interesting; for all the nonsense, Spektor is a writer with something to say." 3/5 stars Well Mr. British Doucebag reviewer - I suggest you steer clear of all experimental songwriters as they do tend to be a tad irritating! If you see the woman's other reviews, you can see she's The Guardian's 'mainstream pop' reviewer. Not the best person to judge a Regina Spektor album.
  17. "Ink Stains" *new song*

    Hearing the live recording now. Why was this not on the album? It's excellent
  18. "Ink Stains" *new song*

    What new song? Already?
  19. 3 11:11 songs that should be resurrected

    quote: Originally posted by tallchick: I would probably faint if she sang Pavlov's Daughter live. Me too!! ..Flying would be great too
  20. Reg's next album - wish list

    I would love it if she would re-record School is Out, but I doubt that will ever happen
  21. DUDE! the next album!

    quote: and there was a black and white picture as the cover. and its regina in a room, and through the window, you see the outside world, in color. This is eerily accurate, considering the cover features Regina (well, cartoon Reg) in a room with a window! Also, most of the picture is in black and white but an element in colour is featured (the piano, not the window Now let's see the tracklisting in this dream quote: Blue Lips You Loveology 8th Floor Time is All Around Man of a thousand faces Dolce et Decorum... Human of the Year 4 out of 8 of these tracks were actually in the album!
  22. Reg's next album - wish list

    You forgot Aquarius EDIT: And Raindrops
  23. Regina's Recurring Motifs

    Gravediggers: "Consequence of Sounds", "Pavlov's Daughter", "BYOS" (even if only thematically) Hair: Far too many to mention The name Mary Ann: "Mary Ann", "Sailor Song"
  24. "Far" Regina's Next Album :D

    I know what you mean, quite quiet. The production comes across as kinda cheesy at times. I'm seriously hoping that for the next album, Regina opts for a more old school kind of production featuring real string sections and horn sections. Otherwise, it's a brilliant album.