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St. VincentA Beautiful and Well Organized Mess of an Album

St. Vincent’s (aka Annie Clark) newest, self-titled album is an idiosyncratic mess, a beautiful and infectious tangle of weirdness that comes at you like a curveball with a sensibility that knowingly preserves accessibility while challenging it. Cobbled together from too many genres, styles and sources to adequately summarize here, her fourth album is her most adventurous yet. She confidently pushes her sonic palate in new and colorful ways that exhibits her varied musical interests and how effectively she is at mixing and matching tones and textures. It’s a contemporary sounding mulligan stew of digital beeps and bounces, spacey synthesizers, cheesy guitar riffs, funky rhythms, and gorgeous melodies. In other words, wait for the next track and you’ll hear something you weren’t expecting. It took me a couple of listens for this to sink in and make sense. There’s no doubt that some will be turned off by the cornier stuff, but overall, it’s a strong album that at times, conjures the kind of boundless vision and openness to challenge found in David Bowie’s albums....

 

New Music »

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New Classical »

Pianos in the Kitchen by  Pavarotti The 50 Greatest Tracks by  PavarottiSymphonie Nr. 9 by Ludwig Van BeethovenA Single Noon by Gregg Kallor

Oldies But Goodies »

The Essential Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble by Stevie Ray VaughanDuke Meets Coltrane and Hawk by Duke EllingtonThe Pretender by Jackson BrowneUprising by Bob Marley

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Choice Cuts »

I Learned the Hard Way by Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings Crooked Rain, Crooked Rain by Pavement Hummingbird by Local Natives Live, Volume 3 by Avett Brothers Walkin On a Pretty Daze by Kurt VileAstro Coast by Surfer Blood

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