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Catching St. Vincent at the Anthem? Expect to see two acts, like a play.

Geoffrey Himes, The Washington Post, 24 November 2017

THE LAST SONG that Annie Clark wrote for Masseduction, the new St. Vincent album, was the title tune. The track begins with a stuttering percussion loop and a girlish soprano chanting something indecipherable. Soon a booming bass loop and brittle guitar riff are added, and Clark is muttering about "a punk-rock romantic slumped on the kitchen floor". One can only imagine what happened to leave that romantic sprawled on the linoleum, but whatever the specifics, it's all a part of the "mass seduction" that Clark is soon wrestling with on the disco chorus.

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