The ultimate St. Vincent playlist
YOUR LIPS ARE RED
Taken from Clark’s 2007 debut, Marry Me, this track features some vintage avant garde stylings from David Bowie’s longtime pianist Mike Garson.
The opening track from her sophomore album Actor, this stunning effort juxtaposes ethereal dream-pop with grungy riffing.
CHLOE IN THE AFTERNOON
An intoxicating collage of trance-y soundscapes, cut-up beats and buzzsaw guitars, this was a stand-out track from St. Vincent’s critically adored 2011 effort, Strange Mercy.
St. Vincent gets her psych-rock groove on with this trippy curio. Classic opening line: Strange Mercy
“I’ve had good times with some bad guys.”
WEEKEND IN THE DUST
Taken from Clark’s celebrated collaboration with David Byrne, Love This Giant, this is an ingenious mix of electro grooves, avant jazz horn skronks and funky guitars.
I SHOULD WATCH TV
Another cut from Love This Giant, this is vintage avant-pop from two masters of the genre.
BIRTH IN REVERSE
Performed by St Vincent during her breakthrough Saturday Night
Live appearance, ‘Birth In Reverse’ – taken from her eponymous fourth album – showcases both her musical ingenuity and lyrical flair (“Oh what an ordinary day/Take out the garbage, masturbate”).
One of the tracks of the decade so far, this inspired slice of jagged electro-pop brilliantly caught the tech-obsessed zeitgeist.
Performed by St. Vincent with Nirvana during the latter’s induction into the Rock And Hall Of Fame, this is a suitably frenetic take on the grunge classic.
Clark also joined in on the climactic all-star jam on the In Utero gem at the Rock And Roll Of Fame.
HANG ON ME
A terrifically atmospheric electro jam that opens Masseduction in dazzling fashion.
One of the singles from Masseduction and a brilliantly satirical look at LA’s obsession with youth and glamour.