The New Music Report's Christian Rock! kicks off this week with Regina Spektor, who scored her highest chart debut with her new third album, Far
. The New Yorker via Moscow is a classically trained pianist as well as an appealing weirdo, like Fiona Apple and Bjrk combined, says Christian Hoard. Her vocal hiccups (there's even a dolphin impression on the record) can be indulgent, but she has pop songwriting gifts.