St Vincent - s/t (25 February 2014)

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01 Rattlesnake
02 Birth in Reverse
03 Prince Johnny
04 Huey Newton
05 Digital Witness
06 I Prefer Your Love
07 Regret
08 Bring Me Your Loves
09 Psychopath
10 Every Tear Disappears
11 Severed Crossed Fingers

mums go off when i enter the building (monotony), Monday, 9 December 2013 14:36 (three years ago) Permalink

her last one was hit and miss, but i'm looking forward to this one.

a beef supreme (dog latin), Monday, 9 December 2013 14:40 (three years ago) Permalink

David Byrne's silver hair must be contageous.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 9 December 2013 15:09 (three years ago) Permalink

obligatory "would marry" post here.

a beef supreme (dog latin), Monday, 9 December 2013 15:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Last 30 seconds superfluous. Otherwise it's the best Girls Aloud record in eight years.

Here he is with the classic "Poème Électronique." Good track (Marcello Carlin), Monday, 9 December 2013 15:25 (three years ago) Permalink

She is fabulous and I'm very much looking forward to this.

I can still taste the Taboo in my mouth when I hear those songs (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 9 December 2013 15:48 (three years ago) Permalink

i must say, off the last album "Cruel" was the only track I really really loved (and I did really really love it), but the Byrne collab has really grown on me. The track 'Optimist' is especially good.

a beef supreme (dog latin), Monday, 9 December 2013 15:56 (three years ago) Permalink

Optimist is wonderful.

I can still taste the Taboo in my mouth when I hear those songs (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 9 December 2013 15:58 (three years ago) Permalink

well i'll say one thing, that is a lot of fucking chicken wire she's got there

rp boo bryson (NickB), Monday, 9 December 2013 16:08 (three years ago) Permalink

And a fucking massive potty.

I can still taste the Taboo in my mouth when I hear those songs (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 9 December 2013 16:16 (three years ago) Permalink

New song is fantastic. Love her three albums so much and cannot wait for this one.

Kitchen Person, Tuesday, 10 December 2013 01:40 (three years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Another new song. This album is going to be strange.

http://youtu.be/-7LsBjrqqHA

Kitchen Person, Monday, 6 January 2014 18:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Birth in Reverse was...eh. Digital Witness is full on great, tho.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 6 January 2014 22:54 (three years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

So there doesn't seem to be a lot of hype for this album around here.

Another new song.

http://www.nme.com/news/st-vincent/75313

Lovely stuff.

Kitchen Person, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 19:57 (three years ago) Permalink

Yeah, really like that.

Johnny Fever, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:09 (three years ago) Permalink

Really excited for this album.

Murgatroid, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 20:18 (three years ago) Permalink

This is one of the better songs I've heard of hers. Still kind of spoiled by gimmicky production featuring grating, unnecessary distortion (this seems to be her thing and it's pretty much a deal breaker for me since I find most of her songwriting not bad but not exceptional, either). It's a sound that probably won't age well. Not exactly a groundbreaking set of chord changes, but a nice tune. Just too bad about the production. She lost some points after the John Barry You Only Live Twice ripoff song a few years back, too. Why would someone do that? I guess it's a step up from yelling over a slowed down Curtis Mayfield record.

bbboing, Wednesday, 5 February 2014 21:59 (three years ago) Permalink

This is out there now. I like it a lot for the most part, takes a dip in the last few tracks (second last track in particular is really bad).

Murgatroid, Saturday, 15 February 2014 18:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm actually a little bit in shock at how incredible this album is. I do love her three albums so far but this one just seems like it's in a different league and is very close to being a perfect record. Prince Johnny, Regret and Psychopath are my early favourites but every song has something really great about it.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 15 February 2014 19:56 (three years ago) Permalink

i just listened to the previews on itunes and it seems more accessible and immediate than anything i remember from her.

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:00 (three years ago) Permalink

It's definitely a lot easier to take in than Strange Mercy. It's just a really beautiful record.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:02 (three years ago) Permalink

But yeah, big fan of the major-label-accessible version of St. Vincent in general.

Murgatroid, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:03 (three years ago) Permalink

don't get me wrong. i like every album she's released (and -- on an unrelated point -- i am transfixed by her beauty).

Daniel, Esq 2, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:04 (three years ago) Permalink

Same here Daniel.

Kitchen Person, Saturday, 15 February 2014 20:12 (three years ago) Permalink

Not a fan of "Every Tear Disappears" or "Bring Me Your Loves," but the other 9 probably make up my fave record of hers so far. She could stand to vary the sonics a bit more on the next one, though.

Simon H., Sunday, 16 February 2014 16:58 (three years ago) Permalink

Every Tear Disappears is the weakest song but I still like it. At the moment I Prefer Your Love has become my favourite and could be the best song she's done.

Kitchen Person, Sunday, 16 February 2014 18:15 (three years ago) Permalink

Rattlesnake reminds me of Post-era Bjork, for some reason. So far I'm enjoying this record more than I thought I would (and I loved both Actor and Strange Mercy).

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 16 February 2014 19:13 (three years ago) Permalink

I can't wait to hear this! I really enjoyed watching her play songs at the new york fashion show. She's got some cool choreography going on too.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgZWGJZHkGM

Isaiah "Ice" McAdams (cajunsunday), Sunday, 16 February 2014 21:42 (three years ago) Permalink

i love watching her play guitar.

Daniel, Esq 2, Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:13 (three years ago) Permalink

is this song in mime

j., Sunday, 16 February 2014 22:30 (three years ago) Permalink

OK... wow. Because musically that song is interesting and dynamic and both not what I would have expected from St Vincent, but also weirdly *completely* totally sounding distinctively her...

But her STAGE PRESENCE, holy shit! She really has been hanging out with David Byrne too much, and he has been rubbing off on her in the best possible way. She's mesmerising and amazing, and yeah, she always has been fantastic to watch, but I love the theatricality and the "mime" and her expression while she plays/dances is absolutely the best.

Alright, I was going back and forth as to whether I should get this album due to mixed reactions, but, um, YES. Need more of this.

"righteous indignation shit" (Branwell Bell), Monday, 17 February 2014 10:10 (three years ago) Permalink

Choreography is an art I wish I understood more.

"righteous indignation shit" (Branwell Bell), Monday, 17 February 2014 10:11 (three years ago) Permalink

Can't wait for this record (except I can, otherwise I'd download it and I don't want to hear it til I've bought it), and she's playing in Bristol ON MY BIRTHDAY.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 17 February 2014 11:58 (three years ago) Permalink

OMG OMG when is your birthday again?

(I have to go to Bristol soon, maybe it's the same weekend? I hope so, because ironically it is the weekend that Interpol are playing in my hood and I'm glad of an excuse not to go.)

"righteous indignation shit" (Branwell Bell), Monday, 17 February 2014 12:20 (three years ago) Permalink

May 15th.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Monday, 17 February 2014 12:33 (three years ago) Permalink

Ha, that video is great!!

flamboyant goon tie included, Monday, 17 February 2014 13:05 (three years ago) Permalink

the woah-oh-oh-oh-ohs of "prince johnny" have been swirling around in my head all morning

pearly-dewdrops' bops (monotony), Monday, 17 February 2014 23:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Streaming in full at The Guardian now:
http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/feb/18/st-vincent-st-vincent-album-stream

voodoo chili, Tuesday, 18 February 2014 19:01 (three years ago) Permalink

ty voodoo chili. this is great.

4. Nels Cline and My Uncle Eat Soup at Panera Bread (3:37) (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 20:20 (three years ago) Permalink

prince johnny is epic. best, most immediate song she's done; the backing choir and the build to the chorus is fantastic.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 12:59 (three years ago) Permalink

Streams are so damn unreliable on this connection, but wwooooo, excited to hear this!

(Oh, this is the song from the jerky-dance video and it's even AWESOMER and jerkier on record.)

~Autotelic Fabulousity~ (Branwell Bell), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:22 (three years ago) Permalink

streaming @ NPR, too. and this is getting "mixed reactions" you say?!? from whome? it's fucking fantastic is what it is, 2014's first off-the-line aoy contender afaic. varied, risky, catchy, clever and addictive as hell. immediately wanted to go back and replay like every single song (but restrained myself in favor of the "album experience").

and yeah, i'm suprised by the relatively low level of anticipatory slavering itt. thought she was a designated local hero. did that half-boring byrne collaboration glaze everyone's eyes? this is at least a thousand times better. kate bush people need to be on this.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:24 (three years ago) Permalink

you did not just... RMDE RMDE and KMT and SMH no.

~Autotelic Fabulousity~ (Branwell Bell), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:26 (three years ago) Permalink

I'm so into the synth-bass farts on this record. She's always had an amazing sonic ear, but this record is just so... "oooooh, what *IS* that odd noise, I ~lyke~ it?"

~Autotelic Fabulousity~ (Branwell Bell), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 13:34 (three years ago) Permalink

2014's first off-the-line aoy contender afaic. varied, risky, catchy, clever and addictive as hell.

― contenderizer, Wednesday, February 19, 2014

it's v good, but 2014's only album-of-the-year contender so far? hm, no.

  • tinariwen's emmaar
  • sun kil moon's benji
  • katy b's little red
  • childbirth's it's a girl! (okay, this one's a little idiosyncratic; still . . . )
considering it's only mid-february, and the big albums normally begin getting released in march, i'd say it's been a pretty strong 2014 so far.

Daniel, Esq 2, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:32 (three years ago) Permalink

I liked the Byrne collab but was a bit disappointed by her last album Strange Mercy which had a couple of good moments but mostly just felt a bit awkward. Really love Actor from 2009 though. What I've heard from this so far sounds great though. Really think she's a fantastic "rock star" in an old fashioned kind of sense.

doglato dozzy (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:43 (three years ago) Permalink

She's always had an amazing sonic ear, but this record is just so... "oooooh, what *IS* that odd noise, I ~lyke~ it?"

yeah, also like the fact that there isn't a clear palette of such sounds that she's working from. each song seems composed of the pieces necessary for it, regardless of how little they might have in common with the tones & timbres employed elsewhere. not that she doesn't have a cache of go-to favorites, especially where the guitars are concerned...

speaking of byrne as an influence, couldn't help but hear digital witness' "people turn the tv on it looks just like a window" as a lost and unrecorded talking heads line, right down to the faux-naive delivery.

contenderizer, Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:49 (three years ago) Permalink

It's February, can we stop all this "album of the year contender!" nonsense? In fact can we stop it every month. Inane and idiotic.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:52 (three years ago) Permalink

"people turn the tv on it looks just like a window"

There's a Byrne song on the Byrne/Vincent album all about TV which I thought was a bit trite and anachronistic at the time.

doglato dozzy (dog latin), Wednesday, 19 February 2014 14:54 (three years ago) Permalink

it kind of slips over the "pretentious" threshold IMO, something a lot of her songs threaten to do but most don't

I dunno. (amateurist), Wednesday, 3 December 2014 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Hope she'll do a Deluxe version of this album or the next with a concert DVD. SXSW 2014 set was incredible sound & vision.

dow, Thursday, 4 December 2014 00:03 (two years ago) Permalink

She forbids recording at her shows, more successfully than not, or so it seemed before I gave up checking YouTube.

dow, Thursday, 4 December 2014 00:06 (two years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Latest newsletter:

here we go bouncing into a new year. maybe less like a bounce and more like an 80's national lampoon's station wagon with suitcases bulging and strapped to the top. you stop suddenly, and everything comically comes crashing and spilling out in front of you. amid the shuffling and scrambling to shove your unmentionables back into the splayed, cracked cases, you stop for a moment, look at a trinket or talisman of the year past, and remember a real moment. a moment you had forgotten because, in the words of the great david bowie, "my brain felt like a warehouse/it had no room to spare/i had to cram so many things to store everything in there…" right now, a few weeks past an abrupt reckoning%, i am clear-headed, quiet, looking out on a beautiful new zealand day^ and absolutely drowning in the milk of human kindness. thank you for making 2014 the most insane, feral#, and rewarding year of life. wishing everyone everything your heart desires*. xx ac in auckland

%being off tour for the first time in 11 months
^a day which peter jackson himself couldn't have dreamed up any lovelier, and yes, yes…i am BACK on tour
#my mother made me promise not to climb any more scaffolding
*unless you're a psychopath

dow, Sunday, 1 February 2015 22:06 (two years ago) Permalink

annie, you're great and i love your music and everything but please quit with all the assumptive Innocent Smoothies 2nd-person monologuing. cheers!

pig∞n (dog latin), Monday, 2 February 2015 11:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Best Alternative Music Album Grammy Earns More Annie-Type Prose:

2.9.2015

in 2007, i signed to beggars banquet records. i was living in dallas, texas in my childhood bedroom at the time, which i had fashioned into a makeshift studio in order to record some of what would end up being my debut album "marry me."

the first days of touring my own songs and as "st. vincent" are very vivid. in early 2007, in anticipation of the release of my record, my (much beloved) agent put me on the road as solo support for jolie holland and midlake. he saw potential in me, but rightfully, thought i needed to get my live act together. get comfortable playing for people. get road-tested. like most of the rest of my career, it was a trial by earth, wind, and fire.

i was performing solo; just my voice, a guitar through an array of effects pedals, a "stomp board" -- a homemade device i made out of a piece of plywood and a contact microphone that i ran through a bass EQ pedal, and a keyboard. i thought the keyboard looked unmysterious on it's own, so i designed a lighted wooden enclosure to go around it. my brother-in-law helped me build it in his garage. it weighed a gazillion pounds and gave me splinters to carry, and i don't think anyone was under any illusion that there was anything but a keyboard inside it. neither the first nor the last in a series of hilariously ill-fated ideas.

january 2007, i borrowed my father's station wagon and drove 12 hours from dallas to frozen lincoln, nebraska to open for jolie holland (what a voice) at a half-full 150 capacity carpeted club. i believe the compensation was $250/gig but it could have been as much as $500 -- more $ than i'd ever seen for a gig for sure and guaranteed, no less! in my memory, this midwestern jolie tour dovetailed right into opening the midlake tour. they were out in support of their excellent record, "the trials of van occupanther" and were the sweetest good texas boys you could ever hope to meet. the drummer of midlake, mackenzie smith, would later prove to be a great collaborator, playing on actor, strange mercy, and st. vincent.

on this tour, i'd enlisted my dear friend, jamil, to come and sell merch and help do the long drives. we'd just played a show in detroit and while we'd been inside, a blizzard had swept through and covered the stationwagon in snow and ice. it was treacherous. jamil, who always had some incredible hustle going, hired a homeless man named larry to dig the stationwagon out of the snow. (in college, he had a gold lexus, stripped it of the good parts, and resold it. when i asked if he was sad to see it go, he said, "girl, they think they bought a lexus but they bought a corolla.") i'll never forget driving out of bombed out-detroit, apocalyptic at 1 AM. interstate 94 tense and quiet, jamil trying to make sure we didn't crash or stall on the icy road.

i have eaten years of veggie subway sandwiches on highways 10-90, stayed at a super 8 motel behind a kansas federal prison, peed in cups in dressing rooms when there was no bathroom, gotten eaten alive by bedbugs at a cincinnati days inn. i would not trade a single highway or city or moment or person i met for anything. i have loved it all.

dow, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 03:11 (two years ago) Permalink

http://cdn.stereogum.com/files/2015/02/StV.jpg

dow, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 03:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Love an Annie to death but what a weird fucking statement

turn dog for up (fgti), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 13:57 (two years ago) Permalink

seems in character: earnest yet clinical, detail-oriented, a little strange

contenderizer, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:12 (two years ago) Permalink

that last one wasn't so bad in a 'started from the bottom(ish), look at me now' kind of way. but i remember the (by far) lowest point of SV's Cambridge showin the UK, with this whole routine where Annie 'supposed' things about the collected histories of the audience: 'When you were young, you used to trap insects and pull their wings off just to see what would happen' (or something like that), and I don't know if it was a cultural misunderstanding but it all fell so flat, with just a few nonplussed giggles coming from an otherwise silent audience.

oi listen mate, shut up (dog latin), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:27 (two years ago) Permalink

idgi -- what's weird about that statement? she's just talking about her experiences?

groundless round (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:30 (two years ago) Permalink

I feel as if she's positioning her former "small-business model" in a negative light in opposition to her current blessed big box indie model. The surprise ending! "I loved it all." Like, if only all my favourite bands could be making $500 a night and staying in motels.

turn dog for up (fgti), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:43 (two years ago) Permalink

ah ok
that makes sense
bedbugs aren't a one-night only affair either, they'll stowaway in a corner of your bag and follow you forever

groundless round (La Lechera), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 14:50 (two years ago) Permalink

I mean

I barely want to have this conversation, I feel unmixed pleasure about her Grammy win. But I have been having larger issues with big biz indie, both as audience and participant, ethically and aesthetically. And as it is difficult for me to discern what is or is not coloured by professional jealousy, I generally save this shit for my lucky therapist.

My personal rule is that if somebody else is setting up your gear for you, you should probably think about breaking up the band. And if there's an in-ear monitor? cancel the tour immediately. Nobody wants to see or hear that.

turn dog for up (fgti), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 15:03 (two years ago) Permalink

the homeless man thing was a little weird but meh

nose, Tuesday, 10 February 2015 16:35 (two years ago) Permalink

we also need a veggie sub rate in order to understand just how many veggie subs she ate! what if the appropriate veggie sub rate that she's referencing is 60 veggie subs per second?! that would be an award worthy number of veggie subs! give her the golden sub!

It's strange to me too. But we're talking about praxis, man. (Sufjan Grafton), Tuesday, 10 February 2015 17:33 (two years ago) Permalink

you folks are harsh

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 01:35 (two years ago) Permalink

sigh

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 02:32 (two years ago) Permalink

high standards for the people we love is all

turn dog for up (fgti), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 02:37 (two years ago) Permalink

Thanks for reminding me of all the reasons I generally tend to avoid ILM these days, guys. I really needed that.

Branwell with an N, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 07:42 (two years ago) Permalink

You're welcome!

Οὖτις Δαυ & τηε Κνιγητσ (Phil D.), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 13:48 (two years ago) Permalink

I am fine with her not following fgti's personal rules.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 14:42 (two years ago) Permalink

my personal rule is that if you normally save shit for your therapist you should continue

katherine, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:00 (two years ago) Permalink

These fucking dumb personal rules are for myself, not for anyone else. I suppose it'd be easier to have same conversation about a more-roundly-despised big box indie act.

@ katherine I've been taught to "save it for therapy" most of my life, but I've found it ultimately more beneficial to maintain a social circle that is comfortable with sharing their anxieties

turn dog for up (fgti), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:08 (two years ago) Permalink

I am not talking about St. Vincent specifically, I am talking about the ugliness of when indie-gets-big-business shows, I have literally had this exact conversation with all possible indictable acts, with responses from "I know how you feel, 200-to-400 people is a perfect-sized crowd and I've been eager to dial it back" to "I don't care what the audience wants, full steam ahead".

Generally I've been "I'm OK, you're OK" about small-business, big-business, it's all good, sell tickets play shows. But reading things like Ian Cohen describing small business models as being rooted in "indie defeatism", to this statement which seems to posit that the current-and-future reality for many indie acts ($250-a-show, Motel 6) is something to be overcome, left behind... it is extremely frustrating to read. Like I wrote e-mails to [band] and [band] when they hired lighting techs and/or monitor engineers to say "don't do it" and they did anyway and lost money on those tours.

turn dog for up (fgti), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:24 (two years ago) Permalink

i am glad that she is getting paid for what she does and hope that she enjoys every sandwich

contenderizer, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 15:46 (two years ago) Permalink

pomplamoose have not made it yet

It's strange to me too. But we're talking about praxis, man. (Sufjan Grafton), Wednesday, 11 February 2015 16:09 (two years ago) Permalink

katherine: sick burn on charles mingus there

rushomancy, Wednesday, 11 February 2015 22:38 (two years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

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dow, Sunday, 1 March 2015 02:02 (two years ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B_S_bWCXEAA6e7P.jpg


Stereogum ‏@stereogum 11m11 minutes ago

Hear @St_Vincent interview Gang Of Four's Andy Gill http://bit.ly/1FbGwvo

dow, Thursday, 5 March 2015 01:39 (two years ago) Permalink

i should know better than to believe internet celeb couple rumours (remember when that frank ocean x miguel rumour got some traction?) but i'm so into the idea of annie & delevingne being gfs

bae sremmurd (monotony), Friday, 6 March 2015 01:21 (two years ago) Permalink

another new track:

http://pitchfork.com/news/58251-st-vincent-shares-teenage-talk-written-for-hbos-girls/

dow, Monday, 9 March 2015 13:43 (two years ago) Permalink

Is it more rigid robot funk?

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 9 March 2015 14:41 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service

A big thanks to everyone who tuned into the first episodes of St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service on Beats1. And thank you to everyone who wrote in with your stories. I sat with a margarita (or two) and my trusty PC (joke, Apple!) and read each of them. I was so moved and wished I could make one for every single person. Alas, time is unmerciful.

Anyway, I wanted to let you know that a second round of submissions will be accepted this coming Tuesday, July 14 at 12pm EST/9am PST for one hour. Click HERE to submit.
http://ilovestvincent.com/mixtape/

Xx
ac
(To access previous mixtape playlists and exclusive show content click HERE
http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/)

dow, Tuesday, 14 July 2015 22:49 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Hey St Vincent fans - any recommendations for a newbie to her stuff? I've enjoyed scattered tracks like "Surgeon", "Cheerleader" and "Prince Johnny".

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Friday, 10 March 2017 18:40 (three months ago) Permalink

she's got a new one coming out this year, i think. maybe wait and see how it is?

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 10 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

honestly the s/t was the first of hers i've liked and i LOOOOOOOOVE it, so maybe that?

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, 10 March 2017 18:53 (three months ago) Permalink

i thought the s/t was more uneven than "strange mercy" but that the highs were higher.

increasingly bonkers (rushomancy), Friday, 10 March 2017 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Actor was my gateway. But they're all good.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 11 March 2017 05:39 (three months ago) Permalink

her last few records are quite different and yet...somehow extremely the same. I'd like to hear her loosen up her arrangements a bit for diversity's sake.

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:10 (three months ago) Permalink

there's a sterility to her records that makes them not stand up to a whole lot of relistening for me even as I admire the craft

a serious and fascinating fartist (Simon H.), Saturday, 11 March 2017 07:14 (three months ago) Permalink

otm. I thought s/t was great all the way through, but its consistency makes me more likely to play individual tracks than the whole album

Vinnie, Saturday, 11 March 2017 08:59 (three months ago) Permalink

I think all of them after the first one are amazing. The first one is really good but just short of amazing.

akm, Saturday, 11 March 2017 17:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Actor is my favourite but I do love all four of her albums in different ways. I think the self titled might be the best introduction to her.

kitchen person, Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:41 (three months ago) Permalink

I didn't get into her until "Prince Johnny" convinced me to give the s/t a shot. I liked it quite a bit and still need to go back and listen to the earlier records.

Also, "Teenage Talk," her one-off single from 2015, is really great:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7IYosdzUX8

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Saturday, 11 March 2017 18:44 (three months ago) Permalink

Actor and the S/T album are both great. Not so much a fan of Strange Mercy (other than 'Cruel' which is a great song).

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Monday, 13 March 2017 11:52 (three months ago) Permalink

Actor > Strange Mercy > Love This Giant > s/t

never listened much to Marry Me

but it's all great, highy recommend seeing her live if you get the chance

my fav song is the party:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9L3D1w8KcY

niels, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:24 (three months ago) Permalink

also this is a good watch if fx you feel like a lump

niels, Tuesday, 14 March 2017 08:25 (three months ago) Permalink

"Teenage Talk" is the best thing she's ever done, hope album 5 sounds similar (also hope album 5 comes out this year). s/t is her most cohesive album, imo (in the minority that like it better than Strange Mercy).

Handsome Bookor, Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:21 (three months ago) Permalink

Niels - That's a great track

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 16 March 2017 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink


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