MASSEDUCTION (studio album) by St. Vincent
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The best album by St. Vincent is St. Vincent which is ranked number 462 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,257.
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.3/100. The standard deviation for this album is 12.8.
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New wave tropes have always been evident in St. Vincent’s work, but here they are brought out in full force as a way of articulating her frustration with sexism in music journalism. Her lyrics in particular mock the fetishistic idea of female musicians needing to be seen more than heard, but this is no lecture. In fact, through crossing out everything she isn’t, St. Vincent makes her clearest self-portrait yet.
I don't care what any of y'all say... St. Vincent had the greatest album of 2017. From the gay ballad turned banger that is "Slow Disco" to fan favorite "New York" this album shines. The album isn't her most cohesive but every song is absolutely perfect. (At least is not of those albums so cohesive that every song sounds the exact same) I wouldn't change anything about it and it deserves recognition. The greatest guitarist alive and one of our best songwriters.
The first half is okay, there's not a single bad song, but they're not great either, they're just good. However, the second half is amazing and I think that has some of the best songs she's ever released (New York, Fear the Future, Young Lover and Slow Disco).
Happy Birthday, Johnny is moving.
the ratings for the songs are so low. How is Pills not an 85+ rated song?
This album is criminally underrated on this site.
Is this her best? It well could be. Annie Clarke achieves what Arcade Fire were trying to do.
If this were all instrumentals, this would be one of the best albums of the year, no question. Lyrically though, I'm at a loss. Never has Annie Clark been so heavy-handed. This album has no interest in nuance or wit. Gone are the evocative turns of phrase that made St. Vincent's early work so sly and surprising. Gone is the subtlety. Gone is the patience. And that wouldn't be much of an issue if this record wasn't so overbearing, or if it didn't feel the need to hit every point over the head with a sledgehammer. There are some pretty good songs here--"Hang On Me," "Los Angeles," and "Happy Birthday, Johnny" are solid highlights--but on the whole, I should not be rolling my eyes at a St. Vincent record.
Favorite tracks: Pills, Los Ageless
It's not her best but it's another decent addition to one of the best bodies of work in music in the last ten years. Very good, just not quite brilliant.
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