Regina Spektor — “Small Town Moon”
(from What We Saw from the Cheap Seats) — Small Town Moon - What We Saw from the Cheap Seats

Spektor’s (largely) ass-chappingly irritating quirks and vocal tics continue to go full frontal on her just-released fourth album — which, praise be, hasn’t drawn the same outrageously ridiculous comparisons to my beloved Ms. Amos that her first three records did — but at least she’s leaping toward more relevant artistic territory this time around, as on this wistfully nostalgic piano-driven ditty about a wide-eyed young lass itching to break away. Think of it as a modern-day “She’s Leaving Home,” this one from the she‘s point of view.

1 response to “today we’re younger than we’re ever gonna be
(or: june 15’s honey from the hive)”

  1. the buzz from A.:

    Much to Brandon’s dismay, I still cannot stand this song, just like virtually all of Regina Spektor’s original discography. (Do you remember “So we made our computer / Out of macaroni pieces…”?)

    On the other hand, Spektor’s two Russian covers, which appear on the deluxe version of What We Saw from the Cheap Seats, are not bad at all, though perhaps one has to be of Russian descent to fully appreciate them. (The covers are of songs by Bulat Okudzhava, a famous Soviet singer-songwriter.)