Blue Lips

As the sensible readers amongst you will already know, Regina Spektor has announced the release date for her new album ‘Far’ as 23/06/09.  I love Regina as much as the next crazed obsessive, but what should have been the most pleasurable 3 minutes of my life for the last year, the myspace debut of the album version of ‘Blue Lips’, instead bordered on despair.  My expectations of unadulterated, lusciously flowing piano were smashed to smithereens at the moment in which the fancy producer appears to have decided that Regina, The (pension-collecting) Eagles, and a Gypsy Kings cover band with swine flu would be a musical delight.  The result is approximately 45 seconds of pure bliss almost erased from memory by a calypso ‘Hotel California’ played by hispanic gypsies with palsied rhythm.  Let’s begin to hope that she tours alone…

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One response to “Blue Lips

  1. I’m none too keen on this sing-a-long-a-theology she’s adopted either. It’s all a bit ‘evangelism in the key of earnest’ for my withered ears. No-one’s laughing at God? That’s a shame, after all the effort he goes to with those hoax fossils.
    I do like the piano made of sky, though.

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