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St. Vincent

  • Actor [Demon, 2009] *
  • Strange Mercy [4AD, 2011] ***
  • St. Vincent [4AD, 2014] **

Consumer Guide Reviews:

Actor [Demon, 2009]
Polyphonic Spree spin-off indulges her long-thwarted fondness for crystalline melody and fetching enunciation ("Laughing With a Mouth of Blood," "Black Rainbow"). *

Strange Mercy [4AD, 2011]
Adele and Gaga watch your backs, lest she take art-rock pop ("Cheerleader," "Dilettante," "Cruel") ***

St. Vincent [4AD, 2014]
Classy lady reveals not only that she's feral but that she takes out the garbage ("Prince Johnny," "Psychopath") **