St. Vincent

  • Type: Music
  • By: St. Vincent
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Rock
  • Recommended by: Morgan D.
  • ISBN/UPC: 602537672301
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Gleefully menacing songs about the paranoia of modern life, with killer guitar hooks and squishy beats

I’m behind the times here, but St. Vincent’s self-titled fourth solo album was my introduction to her mind-blowing weirdness, and I am hooked like a fish.

Annie Clark (that’s her name, btw) is a phenomenal guitarist and lyricist, but more than anything else I’m smitten with the wild musical arrangements she’s used to drive her bouncy, disturbing tracks about displacement and disconnection in the modern age. Her beats squelch and crunch with gleeful menace, creating a particularly unsettling and manic atmosphere that permeates the album.