Regina Spektor

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Regina Spektor: ‘Songs are my byproduct in this world. I leave a trail of them’
On the release of her eighth album, the Russian-born singer-songwriter talks about making music amid children and Covid –and why stories are the best vehicle for emotional truth

Dorian Lynskey

12, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The Royal Albert Hall at 150: 'It's the Holy Grail for musicians'
It’s hosted opera greats, suffragette rallies, Hitchcock films, sports events, sci-fi conventions – and, of course, the Proms and countless rock gigs. Artists from Led Zeppelin to Abba recall their moments on the hallowed stage

Interviews by Michael Segalov

29, Mar, 2021 @5:00 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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Singled out: the Top 40 formats that fell by the wayside
Remember when a pop rookie and grandee would team up? Or when a soap star could call in Beyoncé to guest on their single? We pay tribute to the song types consigned to chart history

Michael Hann

18, Sep, 2018 @1:31 PM

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Regina Spektor review – all hail a songwriter of substance
The New Yorker thrills her devoted London fans, but Spektor’s witty, versatile storytelling deserves a wider audience

Dorian Lynskey

13, Aug, 2017 @8:00 AM

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Regina Spektor review – kinks, squeaks and Trump-baiting theatrics
There’s not a cameraphone in sight at this gathering of the Spektor faithful, all drawn to her rich, idiosyncratic songwriting

Caroline Sullivan

01, Aug, 2017 @10:02 AM

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Readers recommend playlist: songs about gases, from oxygen to helium
Our reader takes a deep breath and gives life to your suggestions, with Jean-Michel Jarre, Regina Spektor and Rihanna all featuring on the playlist

Marco den Ouden

20, Apr, 2017 @11:00 AM

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Regina Spektor: ‘The only reason I’m Jewish is antisemitism’
Singer-songwriter Regina Spektor has been the odd one out ever since she moved from Moscow to New York as a child. As she releases her new album, she tells Eva Wiseman why antisemitism was the making of her

Eva Wiseman

13, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Cult heroes: Regina Spektor – an off-kilter singular-songwriter
From the moment she appeared on the New York anti-folk scene, Regina Spektor’s genre-leaping music and vivid storytelling have defied categorisation and inspired a new generation of singer-songwriters

Mark Beaumont

26, Jan, 2016 @9:41 AM

Secret Garden Party – review
Music is a secondary concern at this surreal hedonist's retreat but Django Django and Regina Spektor made a splash, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

29, Jul, 2013 @7:04 PM

Secret Garden Party 2013: what to look out for

Regina Spektor, virgin baptisms and naked trampolining are all on the cards at the Cambridgeshire festival this year. I can't wait, says Mark Beaumont. I can't wait, says <strong>Mark Beaumont</strong>

Mark Beaumont

25, Jul, 2013 @4:02 PM

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Kimbra – review

The Antipodean cult star showed why she's such a spectacular YouTube sensation, with kooky joie de vivre, writes Mark Beaumont

Mark Beaumont

21, Sep, 2012 @12:48 PM

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