Marry Me (2007) St. Vincent is Annie Clark, 24, a multi-instrumentalist whose day job is to play guitar for cultish acts like the Polyphonic Spree. Turns out she's… 2007-07-10 St. Vincent Indie Rock Pop
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Marry Me (2007)

ANNIE'S SONGS Clark takes a break from the Spree to go solo on Marry Me
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ANNIE'S SONGS Clark takes a break from the Spree to go solo on Marry Me
EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 10, 2007; Lead Performance: St. Vincent; Genres: Indie Rock, Pop

St. Vincent is Annie Clark, 24, a multi-instrumentalist whose day job is to play guitar for cultish acts like the Polyphonic Spree. Turns out she's found time to moonlight, incorporating her employers' whimsy into Marry Me, a solo debut that swerves from sweet-as-molasses love songs — laced with lethal humor — to industrial tracks reminiscent of a less squawky Björk. All the hoopla may be a bit much (the evil carnival of ''Paris Is Burning'' alone appears to contain 47 different musical effects), but this saint is worthy of her own cult following. B+

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Originally posted Jul 17, 2007 Published in issue #945 Jul 27, 2007 Order article reprints