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  • Summary: The sixth full-length release for Annie Clark was inspired by her father's 1970s record collection and co-produced with Jack Antonoff.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    It sounds – for the first time in a decade – like Clark has slipped out of her high heels and found an equal strength in this barefooted soul.
  2. Mojo
    May 10, 2021
    100
    It's masterful stuff: a full conceptual realisation, filled with great melodies, deep grooves, colourful characterisations and sonic detail that reveals itself over repeated plays. ... A keeper for the decades to come. [Jun 2021, p.84]
  3. May 12, 2021
    90
    Daddy’s Home may lack the more exhilarating, guitar-shredding moments of some of Clark’s earlier work, but it’s possibly her best, most considered album to date. Six albums into her career, St Vincent is arguably becoming the defining artist of her generation.
  4. May 10, 2021
    80
    It does nothing but enhance her reputation.
  5. May 13, 2021
    80
    It’s a record about growing up, and playing it straight; a more open, rounded experience than we’ve come to expect from St. Vincent, it’s a brave, fascinating record.
  6. May 10, 2021
    80
    While Daddy's Home may not be her best record, it's a bold and rewarding one.
  7. May 13, 2021
    60
    Clark and her co-producer, Jack Antonoff, have clearly had fun with the creation of this finely tuned alternate universe, but at a point, its many detailed references start to feel like clutter, preventing the songs from moving too freely in their own ways.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 58
  2. Negative: 5 out of 58
  1. May 14, 2021
    10
    We finally found out who Daddy actually is. It's Annie herself, learning to deal with all kinds of situations on her own and taking control,We finally found out who Daddy actually is. It's Annie herself, learning to deal with all kinds of situations on her own and taking control, even when she'd rather probably let someone else deal with those little difficult periods that everyone has in life. Through the animated sound of the seventies she captures her emotions in a completely new manner. Even though some of the songs contain some very introspective themes she's never talked about before, it all comes out very chill and vibey. Expand
  2. May 14, 2021
    10
    This is incredible, the album of the year, amazing, spectacular, never the same, queen of everything.
  3. May 21, 2021
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Uno de los mejores álbumes del año, y el segundo mejor álbum de Annie en su discografía Thank you St. Vincent Expand
  4. May 14, 2021
    10
    Under the slightly over production is an album with some of the best song writing in years
  5. May 18, 2021
    9
    This is a refreshing release for St Vincent. After a string of very good avant-garde pop-rock albums, it was time for her to go back to liveThis is a refreshing release for St Vincent. After a string of very good avant-garde pop-rock albums, it was time for her to go back to live instrumentation. Her creativity put into her last records now is looked through an analogue scope that makes the album reach almost the same heights, while also gaining "familiarity" quality on the other side showcasing the 70's music that inspired the record. Agressive songs, smooth psychedelic songs, epic progressive ballads, catchy vintage pop songs, accelerated songs, etc. You have it all Expand
  6. May 22, 2021
    8
    My original rating was a 7/10. I am changing it to 8/10.
    On first listen, I liked the album, but thought it was a little slow and boring.
    My original rating was a 7/10. I am changing it to 8/10.
    On first listen, I liked the album, but thought it was a little slow and boring. Over the past few days, the record has grown a lot on me. This album is so smooth and lush. Excellent production from Jack Antonoff.

    My favorite songs are: Pay Your Way In Pain, Live In The Dream, The Melting of the Sun, The Laughing Man, My Baby Wants A Baby, and ...At The Holiday Party. The humming interludes are cool extras too, interlude 1 is so beautiful.

    I love how St. Vincent changes it up each album. I will be following her for a while.
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  7. May 14, 2021
    0
    Too dull and disconnected. If it had more catchy melodies, it might have won the aesthetic over. Doesn’t live up to its hype.

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