After me, comes the flood
Not only is Regina Spektor a talented musician, but she truly has a unique voice and style. She covers it all, from super quirky to rock filled to ballad-like tracks. "Après moi" is a perfect example of the latter with a touch of quirky. It displays her Russian roots (she was born in Moscow, then moved to Brooklyn) along with her classical training. Legend has it that the line, "Après moi, le deluge" was said by Louis XV of France while at Versaille. If not him, then perhaps his mistress--Madame de Pompadour.
Although often described as "anti-folk," it is hard to fit her into any category. Her music covers a wide range of influences and each has its own style, yet is distinctly Regina. Even her lyrics are interesting, often using literary allusions and sometimes singing in different languages as heard in today's recommendation (er, eargasm). She first entered the "mainstream" with the track "Us" from Soviet Kitsch; but it was her video for "Fidelity" that really put her on the map.