Regina Spektor at Riverside Theater
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It’s not that Regina Spektor is struggling, goodness knows. She records for a major label, her albums sell well worldwide, and her songs regularly get licensed to movies and television. But new chanteuses keep popping up to steal her spotlight: some as quirky as Spektor, and some as virtuosic, but none as singular. And after 2009’s Far—a mostly good album that sometimes lost the plot in its attempt to be both mainstream and odd—Spektor seemed in danger of becoming formulaic, and thus too easily ignored. She was on the path to being tagged as just another talented singer-songwriter with a weird streak. The new What We Saw From The Cheap Seats isn’t a major departure for Spektor, but it’s generally more comfortable in its eccentricity than Far. It’s more like 2006’s Begin To Hope in the way it integrates Spektor’s wilder, more Kate Bush and Björk-like impulses into snappy piano-driven pop.
Spektor is scheduled to perform at Milwaukee’s Riverside Theater Saturday, Oct. 20. Reserved seating tickets are $32.50, and go on sale Friday, Aug. 10 at noon.