Friday, December 16, 2011

St. Vincent
"Strange Mercy" (Vinyl)

St. Vincent's third LP is just as beautifully weird as her last ones. I can't say that I've had a favorite at all - basically each of her albums to date have just been an exploration, each song taking her in a new tonal direction. Each song has enough grip to it that you don't lose interest but each one also has some new tangent of sound that St. Vincent explores.
The accessibility of recording technology has led to a small explosion of songwriters who are able to create textures that would otherwise never be heard. Perhaps this is the lesson to be learned in the rubble of our post Myspace/Napster/iTunes battle.
Good music never goes anywhere. You just have to learn how to look for it.

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