“Machine” (Live on Fallon) (Video)

    Regina Spektor is still out there promoting her Far album, and showed up on Jimmy Fallon’s show to perform “Machine” from the record last night (Feb. 9). The album struck a chord with North American music buyers and entered the Billboard chart at number 3, confirming her mainstream status.

     

    It’s not difficult to see why Spektor became so popular. She operates in a sort of singer-songwriter middle ground, where she amalgamates the quirky elements of Kate Bush and the mainstream stylings of Tori Amos, never quite emulating either of them, but delivering a palatable set of songs with strong commercial appeal.