Clockwise from upper left: Cover art for Björk's Vespertine, Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Moby's Play, Kanye West's Late Registration, Sleigh Bells' Treats and Regina Spektor's Begin To Hope Courtesy of the artists hide caption

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"To me, the voice is an instrument, just like any other instrument," Regina Spektor says. Shervin Lainez hide caption

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The songs on What We Saw From the Cheap Seats don't come just from the past year but from a span of "10 years or more," Regina Spektor says. Shervin Lainez hide caption

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