Top 10 albums of 2017, No 7: St. Vincent – Masseduction


Here it is people! 2017 is almost out the door and these are our 10 favorite albums of the year:

07. St. Vincent – Masseduction

As someone who grew up in the 80’s and was a teenager during the 90’s I am a typical example of “that dude that thinks that 90s music was the best“ and tends to look down on today’s trends. Yes, I am that old, grumpy dude that isn’t even 40 yet. If you haven’t figured that out already, just look at the other artists and bands in this “best albums of 2017“ countdown so far: Liam Gallagher, The Afghan Whigs and At the drive-in. I’m 90s to the bone!

Yet here I am writing about St. Vincent’s new album, Masseduction that is all the way 2017! And you know what? It rocks! Big time! Musically this album has everything that today’s music is all about. It is a magnificent mix of pop, new wave, electropop and maybe a bit of techno that could very easily be something liked simultaneously by today’s teenagers, someone that likes Depeche Mode (or even Erasure) or anyone into all kinds of the so called alternative music scene.

Annie Clark (St. Vincent’s real name – how awesomely funny is that?) gets really personal on this album, something that becomes evident from the beginning with “Hang on me“, a track that sets the tone for the rest of the album and had me hooked immediately.

But, most importantly? Masseduction reminded me that I am not as old as I like to complain about!