Regina Spektor, “Us”
Regina Spektor has recently taken on added significance in light of the release of her second album, Far, and prominent positioning on the critically acclaimed soundtrack to the latest indie darling, Rhombus-approved (500) Days of Summer. This Russian songstress was greeted with open arms by critics on her debut album, embodying a substantive alternative to the female pop of the day (Britney, etc.) I won’t say Regina Spektor is the world’s greatest artist; She’s not. But she does create perfectly adequate pop music for the thinking set — and sometimes that is just good enough.
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