So while I was hiatus-ing the awesome beautiful Regina Spektor released her new album What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. I’m hesitant to say this is her best album yet, since her previous albums were also great. But yes, this is her best album yet. I was excited to hear ‘Firewood’, which I had previously heard from badly recorded videos of her live shows. To be honest I was kind of disappointed with the studio version but I still liked it. I love the piano in ‘Patron Saint’, and Spektor’s vocals go really well with acoustic guitar (not surprised, of couse) in ‘Jessica’. The clear stand out for me was ‘Open’. The way it builds up, the deep inhalations before the chorus, incredible! For some reason ‘Ne Me Quitte Pas’ was annoying me. Maybe it’s because I subconsciously resent anyone who has been to Paris, especially Paris in the rain! This song here is a live version of ‘All the Rowboats’, which she stuffs up. And it’s hilarious, and she is adorable, and I love her.