Far - Regina Spektor
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  • Summary: The Russian-born singer-songwriter's latest album was produced by Jeff Lynne, Mike Elizondo, David Kahne and Garret "Jacknife" Lee.
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  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. The tunes are consistently fetching, and a few standouts have clever lyrics.
  2. 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.
  3. It is worth repeating that Far takes everything Regina Spektor has done in the near ten-year span of her career and mashes it up to perfection.
  4. 80
    This is an adventurous, joyful album from a major talent. [Aug 2009, p.98]
  5. Far, her new album, will likely be criticized for its continuing drift towards the centre.
  6. Frankly it makes our blood run cold with images of Sunday supplement purgatory, Spektor trading soft-focus licks with Katie Meluah from out of suburban glove compartments for decades to come. Thankfully the reality is nowhere near as bad as that.
  7. 40
    Throughout, there's an ungainly combination of the leaden and the jaunty. [Aug 2009, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jan 23, 2013
    This album by Regina Spektor has a few standout songs (Genius Next Door, Blue Lips, Two Birds, Human of the Year), and those songs work very well. Unfortunately, many mark a new, radio-friendly turn for Spektor while the other descend into complete immaturity. However, Spektor's immaturity is still pretty pleasing. Expand

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