By Arye Dworken, eMusic ContributorMusicians are narcissists. It's the chief qualification for getting on stage and soaking in the adulation of the masses. So when a band or a songwriter references another performer in a song, there's almost always… more »
By Patrick Rapa, eMusic ContributorThis is not the album where Regina Spektor breaks free of that "quirky" tag. There are too many playful tics (she's sort of a homeschooled McFerrinite when it comes to puff-cheeked drum sounds) and impish… more »
By Jason Diamond, eMusic ContributorAt Hidden Trak: Eddie Vedder starts a band with former NHL star Chris Chelios. Â Sort of... At Impose: The Books might be over, but there's a boxset in the works. At NPR: If you'd like to hear… more »
Record Store Day Is Almost Upon Us!
By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-ChiefThe biggest incentive to get up early and wait in line on Record Store Day -- besides the satisfaction of supporting your local record retailer -- is the spate of limited edition pressings labels ship… more »
By Sean Fennessey, eMusic ContributorSoviet Kitsch wasn't necessarily supposed to be Regina Spektor's breakthrough. Her third album, self-released and often sold at local shows around the outer-boroughs and downtown Manhattan in 2003, could have come and gone, another piano… more »
By Laura Leebove, Deputy Editor2004's Soviet Kitsch might have been Regina Spektor's breakthrough, but Begin to Hope is the album that made her the face of quirky piano-pop; you'd be hard-pressed, in 2006, to find a heartbroken girl who… more »
By Laura Leebove, Deputy EditorOn far, Regina Spektor's fifth LP and first since her mainstream breakthrough Begin to Hope, the pop songstress sets romance mostly aside and instead considers life in broader strokes. While it wouldn't be a Spektor… more »