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'''''Soviet Kitsch''''' is the third studio album by Music/ReginaSpektor. Released in 2004, it also serves as her major label debut album, and debuts some of the quirks found in her later albums. The album is mostly a Music/AlternativeIndie album, but it also takes influence from Music/FolkMusic, more specifically, Anti-Folk.

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'''''Soviet Kitsch''''' ''Soviet Kitsch'' is the third studio album by Music/ReginaSpektor. Released in 2004, it also serves as her major label debut album, and debuts some of the quirks found in her later albums. The album is mostly a Music/AlternativeIndie album, but it also takes influence from Music/FolkMusic, more specifically, Anti-Folk.


* DreamSequence: "Chemo Limo" has one about a dying mother of four. In her dream, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin watches her kids while she hires a limo, reflecting her real-life wishes.

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* DreamSequence: "Chemo Limo" has one about a dying mother of four. In her dream, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin Creator/BenjaminFranklin watches her kids while she hires a limo, reflecting her real-life wishes.


* ShoutOut: "Poor Little Rich Boy" has a line "so goddamn young", in reference to Music/PattiSmith

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* ShoutOut: "Poor Little Rich Boy" has a line "so goddamn young", in reference to Music/PattiSmithMusic/PattiSmith's song "Privilege" from ''Music/{{Easter}}''.


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* {{Eagleland}}: [[StealthPun "Us"]] is half a deconstruction of Type 1 and half about the Soviet Union.

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* {{Eagleland}}: [[StealthPun "Us"]] is half a deconstruction of Type 1 and half about the Soviet Union.Union, with lines such as "And though are parts are slightly used, new ones are slave labor you can keep", referring to the price immigrants' children pay in regards to suffered stigmas all for the American dream.

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* {{Eagleland}}: [[StealthPun "Us"]] is half a deconstruction of Type 1 and half about the Soviet Union.


* {{Homage}}: The music video for "Us" is an homage to the silent film ''Le Locataire Diabolique'' by Creator/GeorgesMeliés.

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* {{Homage}}: The music video for "Us" is an homage to the silent film ''Le Locataire Diabolique'' by Creator/GeorgesMeliés.Creator/GeorgesMelies.


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* AlliterativeTitle: "'''S'''ailor '''S'''ong".
* ContinuityNod: "Düsseldorf", a bonus track on the deluxe version of "Begin to Hope" (2006), features a reference to "Soviet kitsch".
* CrypticConversation: A conversation between Regina and her brother Bear appears on "Soviet Kitch" under the cryptic title "* * *".
* DreamSequence: "Chemo Limo" has one about a dying mother of four. In her dream, UsefulNotes/BenjaminFranklin watches her kids while she hires a limo, reflecting her real-life wishes.



* EpicRocking: "Chemo Limo".



* GranolaGirl: Played straight and later parodied in "Your Honor".
--> ''Gargle peroxide, a steak for your eye. Except I'm a vegetarian, so it's a frozen pizza pie.''
* HeartbeatSoundtrack: "Ode To Divorce", before the piano kicks in.
* {{Homage}}: The music video for "Us" is an homage to the silent film ''Le Locataire Diabolique'' by Creator/GeorgesMeliés.
* LonelyPianoPiece: "Somedays" is played like this.
* MoodWhiplash: "Chemo Limo" is in itself a profound example. The verses tell of a single mother of four kids being told she has terminal cancer and are appropriately eerie and mournful. The chorus, however, is a bouncy rapid-fire MotorMouth-ed sass parade of defiance.
* NationalStereotypes: Regina plays with her Russian roots by showing herself drinking from a vodka bottle, with a military hat and matryoshka dolls around her.
* OneManSong: "Poor Little Rich Boy".
* OneWordTitle: "Us" and "Somedays"



* Main/{{Scatting}}: This is a specialty of Regina.






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* Main/{{Scatting}}: RepurposedPopSong: Microsoft used her song "Us" to promote one of their projects, despite the fact that it's partially about [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp the fall of the Soviet Union]] and [[LyricalDissonance contains such lines as "We're living in a den of thieves" and "It's contagious."]] Was the "we are a crumbling EvilEmpire" vibe really what Microsoft was going for?
* {{Scatting}}:
This is a specialty of Regina.





Regina.
* ShoutOut: "Poor Little Rich Boy" has a line "so goddamn young", in reference to Music/PattiSmith
* TheSomethingSong: "Sailor Song".






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-->-- Regina in "The Flowers"

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-->-- Regina in "The Flowers"
-->--'''"The Flowers"'''





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\n\n* FaceOnTheCover: Spektor taking a swig of something.
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: It's pretty clear "Poor Little Rich Boy" is this:
-->''But she isn't but you don't love her anyway''\\
''And you don't love your mother''\\
''And you know that you should''\\
''And you wish that you would''\\
''But you don't anyway.''




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-->''The flowers you gave me are rotting''
-->''and still I refuse to throw them away''
-->-- Regina in "The Flowers"

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!! Tracklist:

# "Ode To Divorce" (3:42)
# "Poor Little Rich Boy" (2:27)
# "Carbon Minoxide" (4:59)
# "The Flowers" (3:54)
# "Us" (4:52)
# "Sailor Song" (3:15)
# "Whisper" (0:44)
# "Your Honor" (2:10)
# "Ghost Of Corporate Future" (3:21)
# "Chemo Limo" (6:04)
# "Somedays" (3:21)

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* DesignStudentsOrgasm: The album cover art is a collage of various Matryoshka dolls and a picture of Regina.



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[[caption-width-right:300: A Soviet collage too!]]

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