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  • Summary: Polyphonic Spree member Annie Clark releases her debut album.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Marry Me, seduces with one hand and stabs with the other.
  2. All the hoopla may be a bit much (the evil carnival of 'Paris Is Burning' alone appears to contain 47 different musical effects), but this saint is worthy of her own cult following.
  3. As with most any debut, Marry Me is imperfect and not without clear misfires, but with Clark’s unwavering confidence, the whole record seems clearly aware of this, and these failures still serve a purpose.
  4. Titling your major label bow Marry Me builds certain expectations. Thankfully, everywhere on her full-length debut, Annie Clark makes the title's request impossible.
  5. This disc is both violent and romantic, offering warm singer-songwriter torch songs and jagged avant-noise frays with large-hearted choral flourishes.
  6. In the studio, it’s a totally different beast--a little soggy with orchestral coloring and the 24-track fuckery often seems rote. Taking St. Vincent at face value, Marry Me can be an enervating listen because Clark is playing against her strengths.
  7. Clark never seems able to strip away all the orchestration to show true emotion on Marry Me.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Russ
    Sep 11, 2007
    10
    Amazing!
  2. FredJ.
    Aug 1, 2007
    10
    Fantastic album. Marry Me is one of my favorite albums of 2007 so far.
  3. Apr 27, 2014
    9
    If I had this without knowing the rest of her catalog, I'd be even more thrilled & would've considered giving this a "10" rather than a "9",If I had this without knowing the rest of her catalog, I'd be even more thrilled & would've considered giving this a "10" rather than a "9", but... her second album "Actor" (2009) is even more brilliant & I gave it, & the even more brilliant albums that followed it all ratings of "10"- "Strange Mercy" (2011) & "St. Vincent" (2014). Expand
  4. RyanH.
    Aug 7, 2007
    8
    Its a female Sufjan... and I like it.
  5. Aug 16, 2017
    8
    The debut of St. Vincent is quite good and it is extraordinary . I really admire the taste of the songs and the lyrics, but most of all theThe debut of St. Vincent is quite good and it is extraordinary . I really admire the taste of the songs and the lyrics, but most of all the style of Annie, she shows that she can be powerful even in her debut Expand
  6. Nov 3, 2010
    8
    An impressive debut album. I love most of the songs while some are not as good as the other. Other than that disparity the album deserves highAn impressive debut album. I love most of the songs while some are not as good as the other. Other than that disparity the album deserves high praise and a great introduction to this great artist. Collapse
  7. christianP.
    Aug 5, 2007
    6
    I agree with the lower scores from critics because, like they mention, this album is very scattered and a bit overwhelming (not in a good I agree with the lower scores from critics because, like they mention, this album is very scattered and a bit overwhelming (not in a good way). Clark shows tons of potential but oversteps too often. She is obviously a talented writer, arranger, and musician, but needs to reel it in a bit and focus her output. Know when to say when. The album still makes for a very interesting listen. Expand

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