- 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.
- Record Label: Loma Vista
- Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock
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|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|
Positive: 47 out of 47
Mixed: 0 out of 47
Negative: 0 out of 47
Oct 16, 2017Annie Clark has always given the indie world delicious, complex melodies blended smoothly with stunning instrumentals. it seems with everyAnnie Clark has always given the indie world delicious, complex melodies blended smoothly with stunning instrumentals. it seems with every album she gets better and better though, paving her way as one of those rare 21st century artists who has established a deep-rooted legacy already before their 40s. Masseduction, her second finest album (self-titled is my fav), feels exhilarating on first listen, with its ever fabulous flourishes of Clark-characteristic guitar licks and humid synths. on her last album, Clark pretty much ditched the baroque pop sensibilities of her first three solo albums, and here she ups the ante even further with soul-fueled glam rock. if there was ever any anxiety that she might have lost a spark since her self-titled album, its immediately shut down by the first two songs here.
first we got some fuzzy and uplifting art rock with astonishing opener Hang on Me. the second track, Pills, is a progressive glam rock early standout. this absolute banger starts a verse-chorus structure with a late 60s tv jingle type chorus that is a bit unsettling with its recalling of all things pills can help with in a day-to-day context. 2 minutes and 50 seconds in is when the song really moves the listener, with a Bewlay Brothers-reminiscent guitar outro. the fun has only just started though. other highlights include: Savior, an irresistibly funky space-age sex jam; Los Ageless, a dance-rock banger with instantly memorable riffs, impressive vocals and an outro slightly redolent of Lorde's Supercut (both were co-produced by Jack Antonoff); the glitchy, manic Fear the Future; and of course the epic, emotive closer, Smoking Section, a glam waltz with haunting, atmospheric harmonies.
this is really everything 2017 needed in music and more. a 21st century glam rock masterpiece. thank you St. Vincent, we love you so much.… Expand
Oct 13, 2017Talented, 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
Jan 4, 2018La aclamada bomba esplosiva de emociones plásticas y superficiales donde nos embarca en el mundo del Glam con todo lo que este trae en susLa aclamada bomba esplosiva de emociones plásticas y superficiales donde nos embarca en el mundo del Glam con todo lo que este trae en sus manos para ofrecer. Unos de los álbumes del año, explosivo y asombroso.… Expand
Nov 9, 2017St. Vincent finds something unique and strangely powerful on MASSEDUCTION that digs into the inner core of what it's like to live life andSt. Vincent finds something unique and strangely powerful on MASSEDUCTION that digs into the inner core of what it's like to live life and feel life to the very fullest.… Expand
Oct 13, 2017MASSEDUCTION is by far Ms. Clark's most experimental, complex and entertaining album to date. With every album, she edges closer and closer toMASSEDUCTION is by far Ms. Clark's most experimental, complex and entertaining album to date. With every album, she edges closer and closer to a masterpiece.… Expand
Nov 23, 2017What a wonderful and intense journey Annie Clark brings us on with Masseduction. With her mixture of beautiful ballads and hard hittingWhat a wonderful and intense journey Annie Clark brings us on with Masseduction. With her mixture of beautiful ballads and hard hitting alternative tracks, Clark brings us her best album to date. Download: Los Ageless, Happy Birthday Johnny, Masseduction.… Expand
May 4, 2018I love that some of my favorite, independent female artists are beginning to open up and create music about their personal explorations withI love that some of my favorite, independent female artists are beginning to open up and create music about their personal explorations with sexuality. It offers music that is much more personalized, as opposed to the shallow and exploitative crap that mainstream pop and hip-hop try to push on us all. This album, to me, pushes social progress forward in terms of not just using sex, but discussing it. Aggressive, American Capitalist Culture has gone too far to completely de-personalize sexuality for each individual, and it's really nice to have an album that, even as a cis-male, I can relate to. It's not dumbed down--it's well thought out.
Having said that, the composition of this album loses its composure. It starts out feeling like it's going to be a hard-core concept album through and through, but it falters and just kind runs until the end without really being compelling as a whole product. That's pry my only major issue with this album: beyond its themes lyrically, aesthetically as a whole it's not so much an exclamation point added into Annie Clark's discography so much as it is a semi colon that implies expectations that there is more to follow.… Expand
Published: November 27, 2017Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 200 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
Awards & Rankings
|Girly-Sound to Guyville [Box Set] - Liz Phair|
|Music from Big Pink [50th Anniversary] - The Band|
|Appetite for Destruction: Super Deluxe Edition [Box Set] - Guns N' Roses|
|Room 25 - Noname|
|Cinema [Box Set] - Holger Czukay|
|Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album - John Coltrane|
|Orquesta Akokan - Orquesta Akokan|
|Roxy: Tonight's the Night Live - Neil Young|
|Safe In The Hands Of Love - Yves Tumor|
|Golden Hour - Kacey Musgraves|
|Dirty Computer - Janelle Monáe|
|Persona - Rival Consoles|
|POST- - Jeff Rosenstock|
|Dirty Pictures, Pt. 2 - Low Cut Connie|
|Joy As an Act of Resistance - Idles|
|The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6 [Box Set] - Miles Davis|
|Isolation - Kali Uchis|
|Be the Cowboy - Mitski|
|Soil - Serpentwithfeet|
|What News - Alasdair Roberts|