CD Review: Remember Us to Life by Regina Spektor
Born from a prominence in the latter end of New York’s anti-folk movement, Regina Spektor has accomplished quite a lot over her storied seven-album career. Her latest release Remember Us to Life blends Spektor’s casual, sing-song lyricism with piano-driven instrumentation to create a sound that can best be described as polished.
However, what Remember Us to Life lacks in bite, it makes up for in poignant, well-composed tracks like standouts “Grand Hotel” and “Seller of Flowers,” along with darker, Fiona Apple-esque tunes like “The Trapper and the Furrier” and “Tornadoland.”
Overall, Remember Us to Life is a coherent, consistent record that plays it safe while simply allowing the listener to bask in the melodies of Spektor’s talent. She doesn’t necessarily push any limits, but this far in, she doesn’t have to.
Remember Us to Life by Regina Spektor
Label: Sire/Warner Bros.