St Vincent Songs Ranked

Annie Erin Clark (born September 28, 1982), known professionally as St. Vincent, is an American musician, singer, songwriter, and producer. She began her music career as a member of the Polyphonic Spree. She was also a member of Sufjan Stevens’s touring band before forming her own band in 2006. Her debut album is Marry Me (2007), followed by Actor (2009), Strange Mercy (2011), St. Vincent (2014), Masseduction (2017), and Daddy’s Home (2021). Her fourth solo album, St. Vincent, was released in 2014 and was named album of the year by The Guardian, Entertainment Weekly, NME, and Slant, as well as the second-best album of the year by Time. The album won her a Grammy for Best Alternative Album, her first Grammy Award. She was the first solo female performer in 20 years to win a Grammy in that category. In 2018, St. Vincent was included twice in NPR’s “200 Greatest Songs by 21st Century Women”: at number 181 with “Digital Witness” and at number 38 with “Cruel”. Strange Mercy was among Pitchfork’s 200 Best Albums of the 2010s, ranking at number 55.St. Vincent ranked number 65 on Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums of the 2010s. Masseduction, Clark’s fifth studio album, released in 2017, earned her Best Rock Song and Best Recordings Package at the Grammys, where she also performed alongside Dua Lipa for a mashup performance of their respective Grammy-nominated songs ‘Masseduction’ and ‘One Kiss.’ Here are all of St Vincent’s songs ranked.

Don’t miss out on the music of St Vincent. Click below and listen to the songs that a lot of people love!

15. Marrow (Actor, 2009)

“I just had an idea for a list and a forum thread, both of which I’m sure have been done a dozen times before. Both are going to be called, Singles and B-Sides That Would’ve Made Their Corresponding LPs Stronger. When that happens, expect the list and thread to pop up over on the left there, because ‘Oh My God’ kills.”

14. Hysterical Strength (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“In the first part, the person is talking to a relative (a parent) “it’s your blood and I tried to give it back to you” In the second she’s talking to a younger version of herself as if trying to warn her of the mistakes she made “don’t hold more than you can stand to carry” maybe she means of repressed feelings being too heavy a load. She then describes something that people who have suffered from depression can relate to. Sometimes just standing up, getting yourself out of bed, just keeping the routine requires some of that ‘hysterical strength’ The last lines could be the last message to someone she blames for her despair. Someone who kept pushing her, and trying to control her life (maybe the same guy she sang about on Marrow), and she blames him for getting her to that point of misery.”

13.Your Lips are Red (Marry Me, 2007)

“The song has two opposing emotional moments, and I wonder what exactly St Vincent was thinking of when she wrote them. To the best of my analytic capacities I’m going to say the first moment sounds like she’s full of adrenaline or anxiety on meeting this woman (maybe even something darker, the music points that way), whereas in the second part we have the aftermath of that initial feeling and it could be her understanding she’s in love or maybe the two of them finally sharing the authenticity in feelings after all that adrenaline etc.”

St. Vincent - Marry Me - Boomkat

12. Dilettante (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“The line “you’re like a party I heard through a wall” -that I suspect may be a direct reference to the Del Amitri song “Heard through a wall”. The song of an eager lover who promises to burst into the life of his love and make her heart swoon. As a live performer, I’m sure she spends lots of time touring and likely may overhear other lovers through the doors and walls of hotel rooms.”

See more: St Vincent Albums Ranked

11. Paris Is Burning (Marry Me, 2007)

“I love these songs. they fit my mood completely at the moment, They’re sweet, innocent, sarcastic, sexy and her voice, oh god her voice, it’s so creamy and warm and you want to basically make slow, never-ending love to it and cry in the aftermath, as you lay breathless because it was that good.”

10. Rattlesnake (St. Vincent, 2014)

“The opening track on St. Vincent, Rattlesnake, was written after Annie had an encounter with a rattlesnake in Texas. It discusses the concept of being alone in the only world and how she’s not okay with that.”

St. Vincent - Actor | Releases, Reviews, Credits | Discogs

9. Cheerleader (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“I think it’s just about all of the things she’s done to change herself for all of these people, specifically guys. She’s totally exposed herself and given up all her dignity to support or to get these people to like her but now she’s saying she doesn’t want to be their cheerleader no more, so they either take her or leave her. A great example is in the line where she says I played dumb when I knew better. It’s a classic reference when people act stupid to get people to like them. But she’s not going to do that anymore. She realized it just makes her a “dirt eater” or makes her no better but worse than what she was before.”

8. Surgeon (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“While I definitely hear the references to sex, there’s also the lines to consider that suggest the narrator doesn’t have the best relationship with this other person. Even her mother knows their relationship is volatile. One of them is moving/moved out of where they once lived together, and she tells the mailman not to worry about delivering their mail to separate locations. (Maybe she wants to deliver personally because they still take opportunities for sex in spite of all this?) “Just get along” might mean that the affair has become lifeless and drawn out, which would explain why she compares the act of sex to a medical procedure.”

7. Masseduction (Masseduction, 2017)

“The sound of the music is amazing, with tight production and inventive sounds sometimes up front, sometimes swirling around in the background. She has a distinctive sound, the closest comparison being to David Byrne/Talking Heads, who also explored different rhythms and never felt beholden to a particular genre. It’s art rock at its most accessible.”

Masseduction — Jam Honeys

6. Strange Mercy (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“Some of the most interesting pop music I’ve ever heard. Annie’s voice and guitar work are incredible enough on their own, but her songwriting combines them both to highlight a feeling, a sense, a state of mind that I routinely enjoy even though I can’t quite define it.”

See more: Car Seat Headrest Songs Ranked

5. Young Lover (Masseduction, 2017)

“It’s like a fluctuating chaotic, frenetic, high speed motorcycle chase throughout the bright light streets of tokyo whilst under the influence of something quite heavy. highs and come downs constantly. it touches on very personal topics for annie such as gender fluidity, love/hate relationships, etc. but sang about in a way where the listener can relate most songs to whatever situation they may be going through too.”

4. Digital Witness (St. Vincent, 2014)

“Digital Witness is a fun track with a powerful message about how the world is becoming too tech savvy. It’s an overall unique track that helped get this album a Grammy”

St. Vincent: St. Vincent Album Review | Pitchfork

3. Birth in Reverse (St. Vincent 2014)

“This song uses heavy synth and eccentric guitar to captivate listeners as they go through a metaphysical “birth in reverse” while listening to this song.”

2. Los Ageless (Masseduction, 2017)

“The centerpiece and highlight of Masseduction was the album’s second single, “Los Ageless.” Featuring one of Clark’s signature warped guitar riffs, the song matches a thumping electronic backing to some of her sharpest songwriting yet. It helped launch Masseduction into the Billboard top 10 upon its release, bringing Clark her best chart success to date.”

1. Cruel (Strange Mercy, 2011)

“The catchy chorus and creative guitar work only hides the horror of this song a little (and the video puts it out in the open). Its subject is forced into the role of mother and caregiver (whether by society or by a weird serial killer family), and is so meek and repressed that she can’t even get angry or afraid at this injustice (even when, in the video, she’s being tormented and buried alive). The subject’s wants and needs aren’t considered, and she can only sit placidly as she gives and gives and gives and gives. The bouncy guitar hook goes a long way in soothing the sting, but it’s still there.”