Everyday Tuneage Best Albums of 2014
No. 5 – St. Vincent by St. Vincent
Strange that four albums in (five if you want to include her project with David Byrne), St. Vincent finally went with an eponymous title for her latest release, but it’s somewhat appropriate– St. Vincent is a far cry from her humble beginnings on Marry Me. As the album art would lead you to believe, St. Vincent is the mark of an artist that has completely found, forged, and executed their musical identity. It’s not that she is breaking any new ground, a lot of what’s here has been hinted at in previous efforts, but St. Vincent’s confidence is off the charts and that assuredness makes the experimentation that does bubble to the surface (“Huey Newton”, “Bring Me Your Loves”) all the more daring and delightful.
Also listen to: “Birth in Reverse”, “Rattlesnake”, “Huey Newton”, “Prince Johnny”, “Cruel”, “Cheerleader”, “Strange Mercy”, “Marrow”, “Marry Me”