Has it really been six years since Begin To Hope came out and launched Regina Spektor‘s career into the stratosphere? I really liked that album when it came out, but after a while it became too much. Somehow a bunch of executives got together and decided to use her songs in every prime time soap, teen melodrama, and romantic comedy trailer. By late 2007 or early 2008, my interest in Spektor had waned to near zero. In 2009 she released the album Far, and I listened to it maybe three times before tossing it aside. It just didn’t catch me the way Begin did. Yesterday she released her newest album, What We Saw From The Cheap Seats. While I don’t love every song, she seems to be back on the right track.