Soviet Kitsch

  • Record Label: Sire
  • Release Date: Mar 1, 2005
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 56 out of 62
  2. Negative: 4 out of 62

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  1. TNH
    Sep 12, 2006
    0
    Quite possibley the worst load of crap I've ever heard. Her voice is annoying as hell and NONE of the songs make a shread of sense. She just rambles on about nonsense. She is a terrible songwriters. The only credit I give to her is that she can play piano fairly well. It hurts my soul when my roomate plays her songs. Please don't release another album.
  2. Scort
    Mar 12, 2005
    0
    Pretentious, immature, affected.
  3. DocMem
    Nov 28, 2005
    0
    I might overlook her total inability to sing if the lyrics either A: made any sense, or B: weren't obviously just banal ramblings. But, as it is, this album further convinces me that kids will buy and listen- no, ENDURE any swill that's being packaged as "cool" these days. I guess if you're into "art music" that is so anti- everything (mainly anti-talent and style) that it I might overlook her total inability to sing if the lyrics either A: made any sense, or B: weren't obviously just banal ramblings. But, as it is, this album further convinces me that kids will buy and listen- no, ENDURE any swill that's being packaged as "cool" these days. I guess if you're into "art music" that is so anti- everything (mainly anti-talent and style) that it makes a statement, then Spektor does in fact do that, very well. Too bad that she's in no way being original at all. This album is a total waste of the efforts of everybody involved. Expand
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Spektor is an engaging performer throughout the album, and despite her arty quirks, she's never pretentious.
  2. 80
    Traces of Joni Mitchell, PJ Harvey, Björk and Cat Power are all proudly on display in the unpredictable arrangements and off-kilter emotions.
  3. Entertainment Weekly
    75
    While her art folk has its considerable charms, it's also erratic and, at times, exhausting. [11 Feb 2005, p.63]