“All the Rowboats”

Regina Spektor // What We Saw From the Cheap Seats

5 stars

The first single from Spektor’s forthcoming album features unexpected percussion and instrumental crescendos that lend suspense to Spektor’s already dramatic voice. This skillful song is a hit.

“Kill the Lights”

The-Dream feat. Casha // The Love IV MMXII

2 stars

“Kill the Lights” begins slowly with The-Dream’s breathy falsetto, smooth synthesizer and a steady, deep bass. Casha’s vocals are nothing to be commended, contributing to the frustrating pace and one-dimensionality of this song.

“Some Nights”

fun. // Some Nights

4 stars

The title track of fun.’s sophomore album is just as catchy and uplifting as its popular hit “We Are Young” and includes raw vocals and electric guitar reminiscent of Queen. The band lives up to its name.

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