REGINA SPEKTOR'S NEW ALBUM, RANKED BY SHUFFLE AND ME

Seeing her next weekend! 😍 I'm listening to "Remember Us to Life", and my phone automatically defaults to shuffle. (I mostly like what iOS 10 has done to the music player, except where shuffle is located). I appreciate the order though, bc it's got songs in favorite and non-favorite halves. Bleeding Heart is a least fave, and I. STILL. LOVE. IT.
  1. 14.
    Bleeding Heart
    13- wasn't the biggest fan a while ago, but the more I hear this, the better it gets. And I can definitely appreciate the lyrics.
  2. 13.
    The Visit
    12- good. Not a favorite, but again relatable lyrics.
  3. 12.
    Black and White
    11- sweet, simple, melancholy melody.
  4. 11.
    Tornadoland
    10- my friend is convinced the little piano bit in the chorus is based upon some Copland theme. I can't hear it. Anyone?
  5. 10.
    Grand Hotel
    7- Perfect storytelling. Perfectly Regina.
  6. 9.
    End of Thought
    14- least favorite. Still good.
  7. 8.
    Small Bill$
    8- such a jam. Watch the video! I LOVE IT. https://youtu.be/EY22JySZ91Q
  8. 7.
    Older and Taller
    9- iTunes tells me this is a favorite? I don't get it. It's great, but definitely not the best.
  9. 6.
    Obsolete
    2 (here's where it switches and reverses.⬇️) THIS. SONG. Verrrry close second. Learning it currently. Maybe why I love it so much.
  10. 5.
    The One Who Stayed and the One Who Left
    1 ❤️
  11. 4.
    The Trapper and the Furrier
    3- this one is wonderful lyrically and musically with jarring piano and vocals 💯
  12. 3.
    The Light
    5- this one is simple and beautiful. I was struck with the poetry of these lyrics: I know the morning is wiser than the evening/ I know that all of life just happens in between... but of course, it is Regina after all.
  13. 2.
    Sellers of Flowers
    4- this has grown on me a lot. It's so evocative and very theatrical in some ways! More perfect imagery.
  14. 1.
    New Year
    6- this song is sweet and tender. Favorite part: She sets her alarm/ Five minutes to midnight/And wakes just in time/ To say her goodbyes/Thanking the old year for what it has brought her/ No mention of the things it took away.