11 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter/guitar-shredder Annie Clark's fourth studio album as St. Vincent is, simply, her best yet. While her catalog is full of twists and turns, including 2013 David Byrne collaboration Love This Giant, this self-titled release is both audacious and accessible, a canny balancing of Clark's experimental leanings with her pop sensibility. Amid a flurry of sonic textures ranging from the clamoring horn section of "Digital Witness" to the subdued balladry of "Prince Johnny," Clark critiques our technology-obsessed culture ("Huey Newton"), satirizes suburban ennui ("Birth in Reverse"), and shares about her love for her mother ("I Prefer Your Love"). Her anxieties laid bare, the songwriter asserts herself via pyrotechnic guitar riffs, rhythmic somersaults, and a wayfaring vocal range, resulting in a vertiginous set that's as dizzying as it is captivating.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Singer/songwriter/guitar-shredder Annie Clark's fourth studio album as St. Vincent is, simply, her best yet. While her catalog is full of twists and turns, including 2013 David Byrne collaboration Love This Giant, this self-titled release is both audacious and accessible, a canny balancing of Clark's experimental leanings with her pop sensibility. Amid a flurry of sonic textures ranging from the clamoring horn section of "Digital Witness" to the subdued balladry of "Prince Johnny," Clark critiques our technology-obsessed culture ("Huey Newton"), satirizes suburban ennui ("Birth in Reverse"), and shares about her love for her mother ("I Prefer Your Love"). Her anxieties laid bare, the songwriter asserts herself via pyrotechnic guitar riffs, rhythmic somersaults, and a wayfaring vocal range, resulting in a vertiginous set that's as dizzying as it is captivating.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
498 Ratings
498 Ratings
AnnieAnnieAnnieAnnie32 ,

St. Vincent Wows us AGAIN

OH MY GOODNESS, every time. Her music has gone through such a graceful evolution since her first album. Few artists can do this whilst still maintaining originality AND staying true to their sound. You go, Annie Clark, you go girl.

trilobite58 ,

Holy mother ...

This album makes me want to get high and dance like a robot.

westefer402 ,

Incredible

She’s an alt-rock goddess, nuff said.

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