St. Vincent's Self-Titled (an album review)

Posted by on Monday, March 3, 2014

If you don't already know, I am the president of the St. Vincent fan club. I'm really not, but I love Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent). She is one of the most talented musicians making music right now, and her new self-titled album is a testament to her tremendous talent.

St. Vincent comes right after her project with David Byrne, Love This Giant, and its influence on her solo work is obvious, especially in the song "Digital Witness." You still get a taste of classic St. Vincent with the gnarly guitar parts and hauntingly angelic vocals; in fact, both aspects are only amplified. But Clark is much more experimental on this album, and that's what is going to make this album one I go back to in one, five, ten years from now.

Listen to "Rattlesnake," "Birth in Reverse," "Prince Johnny," and "Digital Witness" for four songs that highlight the various sounds on the album. Listen to it all, though. "I Prefer Your Love" is incredible, as is "Bring Me Your Loves."

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