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Regina Spektor, Hammersmith Apollo

Regina Spektor, Hammersmith Apollo

New York kook performs latest album with a string quartet

Regina Spektor looks up and up
After years of cultish acclaim and enthusiastic reviews, the American singer-songwriter and star of New York's “anti-folk” scene Regina Spektor has now reached a career tipping point where mainstream acceptance beckons - and her detractors begin to sharpen their knives. She is, depending on your taste, either an idiosyncratic, piano-charming genius, or a contrived and slightly irritating kook cut from similar cloth to that of Tori Amos. With her heavy red lipstick and mane of auburn hair she even looks like her.

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very well said.

It sounds like you were standing next to Harriet Walker... It was one of the most beautiful experiences, in the top live music experiences of all time, with Radiohead and Paul Weller. She is an incredible musician, a writer which conjures a feeling of nostalgia, dreams and all things good and precious. The piano is an instrument which creates such feeling. She is not only talented and unusual, her spirit is striking. J'adore Regina. A well construscted and balanced article. Very well done

I was there on the night and have seen her since at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge and previously at Hyde Park and The Royal Festival hall, she is a most AMAZING talent, I only came across her when watching the J Ross show in May 2007 and am sorry that I did not know of her before that....all those wasted years! she sounds like 'mint chocolate dripping off of a silver spoon', is SOOOO talented and wonderful, I look forward to her next visit to these shores.

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