Sep 19, 2011 8:21 PM GMT
This isn't an anti-Gaga thread (I love me some bad romance). But St. Vincent's new album, Strange Mercy, is out and I think it's pop perfection (for the moment). Annie Clark plays with the themes and production Gaga does and is lyrically edgy and inventive the way Robyn is (and why critics love her). Her voice is haunting and stronger than most of the pop artists out there, her music is nuanced in intelligence and latency, and she is kicking some ass on an electric guitar and synth. This is the lead single from the album (though the album is totally unique and the songs are quite different from each other). I think this is what happens to pop music when it grows up to go to college.