Every so often, an album is so good that I cannot stop listening to it. That is certainly the case with St. Vincent’s debut full-length entitled Marry Me. Perhaps one of the reasons why I love the record so much is because Marry Me sounds like something straight out of a classic motion picture. I feel that the way the songs are composed and especially the sequence of the songs contain a very soundtrack-like quality, as if Marry Me was written specifically for a film. St. Vincent also incorporates multiple genres: the album stretches from pop to experimental style. This interplaying with various styles can be heard right from the beginning as the very poppy and upbeat "Now, Now" is interrupted by the heavy grunge-ish guitar riffs. On the other hand, songs like "Paris Is Burning", "Land Mines", and "Human Racing" have a certain show tunes/Tin Pan Alley quality to them. In addition, "All My Stars Aligned" belongs in a piano bar while "What Me Worry?" is the perfect classic blues ending. This was actually a rather difficult review to write because of the unique and very hard to describe sound of St. Vincent; but one thing for certain is that Marry Me is one of the most engaging musical journeys in recent years!
Now, Now [wicked-cool song]
Your Lips Are Red [wicked-cool song]
Paris Is Burning [wicked-cool song]
What Me Worry? [wicked-cool song]
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Marry Me comes out on July 10, you can pre-order it here