St. Vincent - Actor (CD)

St. Vincent

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    Categories
    RockPopMusic
    Category
    1. Performer
    2. Rock & Pop
    Number of Discs
    1
    Number of Items
    1
    Title
    Actor [Digipak]
    Media
    CD
    BarCode
    652637291926
    Country of Origin
    USA
    Label
    4AD
    Department
    Music
    Mono / Stereo
    Stereo
    Format
    CD
    Barcode
    652637291926
    Previews

    Spin (p.92) - "[S]he's always juxtaposed the cruel and the kind, and here, the baroque arrangements are even more complex and her voice even prettier, with both only underlining the dark currents running through her songs."
    Spin (p.30) - Ranked #23 in Spin's "40 Best Albums Of 2009" -- "[She] reveals a shrewdly sinister streak."
    Entertainment Weekly (p.59) - "It's a uniquely potent cocktail of sounds and moods that'll get you hooked, fast." -- Grade: A
    Billboard (p.34) - "[The album] shows her versatility as both a composer and performer....It's the detail and charm listeners have come to expect mixed with these welcome surprises that keep ACTOR exciting."
    Q (Magazine) (p.131) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Throughout this constantly surprising second album, she can echo the spectral weariness of Mary Margaret O'Hara one moment, the overt prettiness of Feist the next."
    Blender (Magazine) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Her second album is rowdier and less well-behaved, and thus better, although the template is the same: breathy coos and lush strings intermittently blown apart by distorted guitar blasts."
    Pitchfork (Website) - "Her lyrics are sympathetic observations rendered with clear, economical language focused on a specific moment of conflict or epiphany....Clark's compositions hone in on precise fluctuations in mood, and flesh out complex inner worlds for the women suggested in her lyrics."

    Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] The Strangers
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Save Me From What I Want
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] The Neighbors
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Actor Out Of Work
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Black Rainbow
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Laughing With A Mouth Full Of Blood
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Marrow
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] The Bed
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] The Party
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Just The Same But Brand New
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] The Sequel
    Songs / Tracks
    1. [ Disc 01 Track 01 ] Strangers, The
    2. [ Disc 01 Track 02 ] Save Me from What I Want
    3. [ Disc 01 Track 03 ] Neighbors, The
    4. [ Disc 01 Track 04 ] Actor Out of Work
    5. [ Disc 01 Track 05 ] Black Rainbow
    6. [ Disc 01 Track 06 ] Laughing with a Mouth of Blood
    7. [ Disc 01 Track 07 ] Marrow
    8. [ Disc 01 Track 08 ] Bed, The
    9. [ Disc 01 Track 09 ] Party, The
    10. [ Disc 01 Track 10 ] Just the Same But Brand New
    11. [ Disc 01 Track 11 ] Sequel, The
    Genre
    Pop / Rock
    Release Date
    5 August 2009
    Country
    South Africa
    Notes

    Personnel: Annie Clark (vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass guitar); Daniel Hart (violin); Hideaki Aomori (flute, clarinet, bass clarinet, soprano saxophone, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Alex Sopp (flute); Michael Atkinson (French horn); Paul Alexander, William Flynn (bass guitar); Matthias Bossi, McKenzie Smith, Aynsley Powell, Jeff Ryan (drums).
    Audio Mixer: John Congleton.
    Photographer: Annabel Mehran.
    Arranger: Annie Clark.
    A major creative leap from 2007's MARRY ME, Annie Clark's debut as St. Vincent, ACTOR is a richly textured pop record full to the brim with memorable tunes, detailed and luscious arrangements, and clever lyrics. Clark, a multi-instrumentalist who previously worked with Sufjan Stevens and the Polyphonic Spree, is a gifted songwriter and arranger with a sweet pure-pop voice that shines through on tracks such as "The Strangers," the lush, dreamy (save for one unexpectedly rocking interlude) lead track. ACTOR is another lovely, and satisfying album from this enigmatic talent.

    Distributor
    Alternative Dis. Alliance
    Audio Format
    PCM Audio
    Studio / Live
    Studio
    Video Disabled
    0
    Performer
    St. Vincent
    Producer
    John Congleton; Annie Clark; John Congleton
    Artists
    1. St.Vincent
    Date Released
    2009-07-01
    Engineer
    John Congleton; Scott Solter

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