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I just wanted to take a quick moment to talk about 11:11 and why it’s my favorite Regina Spektor album ever. It’s weird, because I really love pretty much every song Regina has ever written; even her more pop stuff is solid and catchy. But this album is just…perfect. 
Regina Spektor is quite a gifted poet. If you read her lyrics, they’re poems, pure and simple. You can almost feel the literary greats she’s being inspired by (she has songs which reference Ezra Pound, Hemingway, etc, and one track on this album- Wasteside- is referring exactly what you think it’s referencing.)  Unlike some of her later albums, I get the feeling that she wrote all of the songs on this albums at around the same time. It gives the whole thing wonderful narrative quality and I know I’m rambling BUT THIS ALBUM IS JUST SO. PERFECT. Just read these lyrics from “Pavlov’s Daughter” and see for yourself: 

I hear you turning your thoughts offI hear you turning your thoughts offIt gets quietAs quiet as an ambulance checking out the neighborhood,Waiting for the blade to slip and that final blow,But nothing happens, it’s a cruel jokeAs ironic as a ticker tape parade over the rain forest,As ironic as a ticker tape parade over my head,As ironic as a ticker tape parade over my headGoing down stream…

Anyways. This album is a masterpiece. Go listen to it, it’s a great place to start if you’ve never listened to Regina Spektor, and if you’ve only been familiar with her later stuff, listen to this. 

I just wanted to take a quick moment to talk about 11:11 and why it’s my favorite Regina Spektor album ever. It’s weird, because I really love pretty much every song Regina has ever written; even her more pop stuff is solid and catchy. But this album is just…perfect. 

Regina Spektor is quite a gifted poet. If you read her lyrics, they’re poems, pure and simple. You can almost feel the literary greats she’s being inspired by (she has songs which reference Ezra Pound, Hemingway, etc, and one track on this album- Wasteside- is referring exactly what you think it’s referencing.)  Unlike some of her later albums, I get the feeling that she wrote all of the songs on this albums at around the same time. It gives the whole thing wonderful narrative quality and I know I’m rambling BUT THIS ALBUM IS JUST SO. PERFECT. Just read these lyrics from “Pavlov’s Daughter” and see for yourself: 

I hear you turning your thoughts off
I hear you turning your thoughts off
It gets quiet

As quiet as an ambulance checking out the neighborhood,
Waiting for the blade to slip and that final blow,
But nothing happens, it’s a cruel joke
As ironic as a ticker tape parade over the rain forest,
As ironic as a ticker tape parade over my head,
As ironic as a ticker tape parade over my head
Going down stream…

Anyways. This album is a masterpiece. Go listen to it, it’s a great place to start if you’ve never listened to Regina Spektor, and if you’ve only been familiar with her later stuff, listen to this. 



  1. brendachristo reblogged this from thegestianpoet
  2. queencoorn reblogged this from thegestianpoet and added:
    oh my goodness
  3. eyesofdoctoreckleburg reblogged this from thegestianpoet and added:
    Oh my goodness, all of this. Like on a day where I’m feeling particularly emotional “I Want To Sing” brings me to tears...
  4. water-music said: Perfect post.
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