St. Vincent's new album is BLOODY AMAZING. February 20 2014, 0 Comments
We were never huge fans of Annie Clark's (a.k.a. St. Vincent) work. Generally, it was a little too "art rock." But when she collaborated on an entire album with Talking Heads' David Byrne she was a much larger blip on our radar.
This year she releases her self-titled album and it's insanely good (her insane new do of curly grey locks is just a plus). We could try to dissect it for hours but we think we should just use a few generic descriptors and then have you listen to it for yourself. For one: it's one of her more accessible albums (Is she segueing into the big, scary world of pop?!). Two: it's god damn catchy (see Birth in Reverse, Digital Witness, and Bring Me Your Loves). And even the slower songs have a Bat For Lashes-esque, nymph-like sadness (Prince Johnny) which is also a great thing. We think it lends the album a sense of well-roundedness. Like a good cabernet or some crap like that.
Fortunately for you (and mostly for us), NPR is streaming it here. But for a quickie here's her latest single: