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  • Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter was co-produced with Jack Antonoff and features contributions from Tuck & Patti Andress, Thomas Bartlett, Rich Hinman, Greg Leisz, Jenny Lewis, Sounwave, and Kamasi Washington.
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New York
New York isn't New York without you, love So far in a few blocks, to be so low If I call you from First Avenue Well you're the only motherfucker in... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 100
    What’s left is an artist reframing the landscape, a reverse-chameleon who can’t camouflage, but transforms the world around her instead. “Pop” is the sound of a bubble bursting.
  2. Oct 10, 2017
    100
    Along with the equally exceptional St Vincent which came before it, this is the moment that St Vincent enters the fabled realm reserved for the greats.
  3. 91
    Five studio albums in, it feels more like another new beginning, and pretty close to a masterpiece.
  4. 80
    In Masseduction we already have both Dorian and his portrait: the fox on the album’s cover, all rampant neons, stockinged legs, and taut flesh, and the inner ravaging--material just too good to keep in the attic.
  5. Oct 18, 2017
    80
    This album, a partnership with top pop whisperer Jack Antonoff, is a masterpiece of confrontational intimacy, and Clark lays herself bare as only a woman who has seen her life suddenly become tabloid fodder can.
  6. Oct 13, 2017
    80
    From the very start you can hear and see the ideas that were explored in the clips and videos stretched to their fullest, most histrionic range.
  7. Oct 20, 2017
    60
    There’s the promise of another knockout. One that, unfortunately, takes the liberty of reshaping past half-baked ideas without really adding much flair to Clark’s otherwise intriguing exploration of fame and femininity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 57
  2. Negative: 1 out of 57
  1. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before,Talented, brilliant, incredible, amazing, show stopping, spectacular, never the same, totally unique, completely not ever been done before, unafraid to reference or not reference, put it in a blender, **** on it, vomit on it, eat it, give birth to it... she's all those things. But actually she's a **** good person. Expand
  2. Mar 6, 2018
    10
    Skin is flourished, crops are watered, depression is cured, wig is snatched, album is iconic.
  3. Nov 21, 2021
    10
    MASSEDUCTION, from singer Annie Clark who is better known as St. Vincent, is a delightful, original alternative-rock album by a delightful andMASSEDUCTION, from singer Annie Clark who is better known as St. Vincent, is a delightful, original alternative-rock album by a delightful and original artist, who constantly puts out critical hits and deserves broader recognition. It’s arguably her best work to date, though I slightly prefer her previous album St. Vincent (while self-titled, that was actually her fourth solo album, with MASSEDUCTION being her fifth). It’s a remarkable work in its scope, including the mesmerizingly humorous “Los Ageless”, the upbeat title track “Masseduction”, the poignant and clearly personal “New York” and “Happy Birthday, Johnny”, and my favorite, the intoxicating, both figuratively and literally, “Pills”, and more. Like in prior (and now also future) albums, she combines music techniques and styles to make rousing beats that are not easily described, but easy to enjoy, and even the few lesser songs here have merited a lasting place in my collection.

    With MASSEDUCTION, coming on the heels of St. Vincent, and going into her most recent album
    Daddy’s Home (which has also received high acclaim), Annie Clark, aka St. Vincent, has become one of the premier alternative artists of this generation. She’s also become one of my favorite musicians performing in any genre. Inventive, thrilling, touching, and sometimes all of these at once, this is one album not to miss.
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  4. Oct 13, 2017
    10
    Um dos melhores álbuns desse ano com toda certeza. Annie continuou com estética sonora St. Vincent, com sua guitarra distorcida, suasUm dos melhores álbuns desse ano com toda certeza. Annie continuou com estética sonora St. Vincent, com sua guitarra distorcida, suas experimentações e letras muito bem trabalhadas mas invadiu um novo perimetro musical muito mais maduro. Os vocais apresentam algo inovador. Todas as músicas são fascinantes, engraçadas, intimas, criativas. EXCELENTE! Expand
  5. Oct 13, 2017
    9
    St Vincent's first full-on synthpop effort comes off as a truly beautiful album. Backed-up with beautiful productions (Jack Antonoff's touchSt Vincent's first full-on synthpop effort comes off as a truly beautiful album. Backed-up with beautiful productions (Jack Antonoff's touch on the record is very solid, some aspects reminded me of 'Melodrama' by Lorde), it is Annie's strong voice that shines through the whole thing. The album varies from bangers ('Masseduction', 'Pills'..) to deep original ballads ('Happy Birthday, Johnny', 'Smoking Section'..). The lyrics are insane (see 'Los Ageless'), and the melodies are sharp, and lot of times, catchy. The whole concept is just amazing, and the album will grab your attention from the opener till the closer, leaving your breathless after its ending mark. Expand
  6. Aug 24, 2019
    9
    This album is one of the most amazing pieces of art I've heard in a long time. Annie Clark is a true artist and this record is so distinctlyThis album is one of the most amazing pieces of art I've heard in a long time. Annie Clark is a true artist and this record is so distinctly her. From the amazing use of synthesisers and guitars to the solid production. There are songs that are upbeat bangers like the title track and opener "Pills" and then there are songs like "New York" and "Happy Birthday, Johnny" that hit like a punch to the gut. My favourite track has to be the closer "Smoking Section". The lyricism is breathtaking and the build up in the instrumentals makes this song an absolute masterpiece. This album is up there with Annie Clark's best work and I can't wait to see what she does next. Expand
  7. Dec 27, 2021
    0
    My favorite St. Vincent album. The best songs are Masseduction (title track), Los Ageless, Happy Birthday Johnny and New York.

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