Strange Mercy CD (2011)

Artist: St. Vincent

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Product Overview


Label 4AD Records/ada
SKU 223557651
UPC 652637312324
UPC 14 00652637312324
Format CD
Release Date 9/13/2011
Author St. Vincent
Technical Info
Producer John Congleton
CatalogID 3123
Lable Name 4AD (USA)
Released 09/12/2011
Original Release 2011
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 40m : 51s
UPC 00652637312324
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Annie Clark (vocals, guitar, keyboards); Daniel Hart (violin); Evan Smith (flute, clarinet, saxophone); Bobby Sparks (Clavinet, Wurlitzer organ, mini-Moog synthesizer); Brian LeBarton (keyboards); McKenzie Smith (drums); John Congleton (drum programming).
Recording information: Elmwood Studios, Dallas, TX.
Annie Clark goes even deeper into St. Vincent's fascinating contradictions on her third album, Strange Mercy, which was recorded in her hometown of Dallas, Texas. Soft meets sharp and harsh rubs up against tender on songs like "Surgeon" and "Cruel," where Clark's deceptively sweet vocals sound equally at home with gentle strings or harsh guitar outbursts.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.71) - Ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[S]inger-guitarist keeps the thrilling art punk flowing."
Spin (p.88) - "Her third album is her most mercurial yet, a dense clash of post-punk fuzz and baroque-pop rumination, with esoteric new elements..."
Spin (p.22) - Ranked #34 in Spin's 'The Top 40 Albums Of 2011' -- "Her third solo album is terrifyingly beautiful, with well-manicured art-pop labyrinths betraying serpents beneath the soil."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.102) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] brave, uncompromising and lyrically elliptical record that has more than its fair share of spell-binding moments..."
Uncut (magazine) (p.31) - Ranked #43 in Uncut's '50 Best Albums Of 2011' -- "[A] playful, baroque and subtly provocative talent."
Disc 1
1 Chloe In the Afternoon
2 Cruel
3 Cheerleader
4 Surgeon
5 Northern Lights
6 Strange Mercy
7 Neutered Fruit
8 Champagne Year
9 Dilettante
10 Hysterical Strength
11 Year of the Tiger
Product Attributes
Artist St. Vincent
Label 4ad Records
Music Format Compact Disc
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