* AwardSnub: [[http://music-charts-awards.suite101.com/article.cfm/the_grammys_51_years_of_bad_artists_and_awards the Grammies hate her, along with all goodhearted people]].
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Silly Eye-Color Generalizations" is enough to show how she can turn an audience speechless with her voice alone. The finale of "Human of the Year" can also produce chills of happiness.
** "Us" is downright beautiful. A lot of her older work also counts; just about everything from Begin to Hope count, though she's very dismissive of her older work. Better and Edit, from Begin to Hope, both deserve a special mention.
* GeniusBonus: "Samson" features many allusions to the Biblical story and is much more poignant if you're familiar with it.
** [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs Pavlov's Daughter]] is about [[StealthPun Pavlov's dog]]; a dog trained to drool whenever it heard a bell being rung. The song has a section in it about the eponymous character waking up, hearing the afternoon bell of her town ringing, and losing all motivation to wake up, instead drooling on her pillow and going into a trance-like state.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments: Regina lives and breathes this trope. She's so endearing, and she always has a [[http://www.last.fm/music/Regina+Spektor/+images/23221547 huge smile on her face]]. It makes you want to hug her and protect her.
** It's worth noting that during her live performance at Lollapalooza 2007, she saw someone in the audience getting sick and stopped performing until they were helped. During this time, she bantered with the audience, asking them how they were doing.
** Likewise, at an outdoor concert in Brooklyn in 2008, a sudden rainstorm soaked the audience. Regina left the covered stage, and returned with a bucket of water, [[IAmSpartacus which she poured over her head]]!
* [[HoYay Les Yay]]: "Hotel Song" features the main character waking up in a hotel room next to some cocaine and questioning who a woman wearing her dress is. Other songs, such as "Somedays" and "Summer in the City" feature the narrator talking about being in love with and going to a protest to rubbing up against other women, [[TheCoverChangesTheGender but Spektor has said that she frequently writes songs from the perspectives of male characters]].
* MemeticMutation: From Your Honor, "I'm a pizzaterian".
** [[ItMakesJustAsMuchSenseInContext "The intervals, they get so crunchy..."]]
** "Someone next door is fucking to one of my [X]."
* {{Moe}}: Perhaps accidentally.
* NarmCharm: The [[OverlyLongGag car impressions]] in "Lounge" come to mind.
** To say nothing of her dolphin impression in "Folding Chair". Or [[HellIsThatNoise whatever the hell]] it is she's doing in "Open".
* NightmareFuel: The studio version of All the Rowboats.
** "Long Brown Hair" is sung from the point of view of a [[VillainSong self-justifying]] {{rap|eIsASpecialKindOfEvil}}ist, while "Belt" is a twisted, very, very BlackComedy about an abused woman and her abuser, alternating between both point of views.
*** Other songs can be more eerie and unsetting than something sung in that voice should be - the nightmarish "Pound Of Flesh" and "Apres Moi" come to mind.
* RealWomenDontWearDresses: Discussed in "Paris"
--> Margaret Atwood, she could not stop me\\
Virginia Woolf, she could not stop me\\
The truth is I wanted to go\\
He is all I know, he is all I know...
* SheIsAllGrownUp: Regina was an awkward looking child to put it nicely. [[http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lonao9q28X1qfaa08o1_500.jpg Now, look at her today.]]
* SignatureSong: "Fidelity" is her best-known, but "Samson" is quite popular too.
* SurpriseCreepy: People who listen to her "main" musical output will probably be very surprised when listening to her side work, especially "Songs". For reference, compare the dark and calm "Edit" with the peppy and upbeat "Ne Me Quitte Pas".
* TearJerker: Regina [[TearJerker/ReginaSpektor now has her own page]] .
* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: Some reviews have derided Regina, particularly for ''Far'', for smoothing out eccentricities, being overly cute and becoming commercialized main-stream pop. An example [[http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/13184-far/ here]].
** [[IsntItIronic Which is ironic]], considering that ''Far'' sounds nothing like [[Music/{{Madonna}} actual]] [[Music/LadyGaga mainstream]] [[Music/BritneySpears pop]].
** I think they mean people like Music/IngridMichaelson and SaraBareilles.
* UglyCute: Baby Regina. See She Is All Grown Up.
* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs - "Pavlov's Daughter".
** The video for "Don't Leave Me (Ne Me Quitte Pas). It features Regina doing random stuff around an apartment [[spoiler: and then a tiny, flaming guy with a trumpet appears out of the trashcan of stuff she just lit on fire]].
** Daniel Cowman. The song is a 5-minutes presumably drug fueled mess, ending with Regina telling the listener to go away because she wants to take a fucking bath. Still a pretty cool song though.