This week I take a look at St. Vincent’s eponymous record, her fourth (if you discount the collaborative record she made with David Byrne, ‘Love This Giant’), and the record where I feel she fully realised her musical persona - described by Annie Clark herself as a ‘near future dictator’. This is a wildly inventive and strange piece of music, with a fierce sense of self-hood and some real jams to boot. It won St. Vincent the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Album, and I can’t imagine a more deserving record. An art rock masterpiece by the Bowie of her day.

Listen back to the show here: https://soundcloud.com/louis-norman/radio-02-st

This week's playlist:

‘Lithium’, Nirvana
Rattlesnake’, St. Vincent
‘Moon Dreams’, Miles Davis
Huey Newton’, St. Vincent
‘Who’, David Byrne and St. Vincent
‘Deeper Understanding’, Kate Bush
Digital Witness’, St. Vincent
‘Ziggy Stardust’, David Bowie
‘Longpig’, Perfume Genius
Severed Crossed Fingers’, St. Vincent