St. Vincent
MASSEDUCTION


3.0
good

Review

by CompostCompote USER (30 Reviews)
October 24th, 2017 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2017 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Ass ketchup for the millennial turd

St. Vincent’s new album is out this week, making for a momentous day for boring hipster sh/tsticks across this haunted globe, and as always, yours truly was granted access to an exclusive interview, seeing as how I am the premier music critic across said haunted globe. Enjoy.

Dsclmr -- All quotes are real and were taken one way or another from the lawless zone of the Interwebs.

Ms. Vincent, what’s your opinion on pop culture and eyebrows"

I've always been pretty ravenous about pop culture, highbrow and lowbrow.

Yes yes, quite nice. Tell me, what comes to your fevered incontinent mind when you look at the sky"

I remember looking at the sky and thinking that the universe is so big and it's all chaos. I call it 'the dark fear.' At any moment, the dark fear could come in.

Seems a bit racist, but alright. If it isn’t too much trouble, could you give our readers a whole bunch of pointlessly trite quotes about loving to play guitar and how it shaped you as a human"

I started playing guitar when I was 12 and probably from that age knew that I wanted to make music and make my own music. Playing with other bands like the Polyphonic Spree and Sufjan Stevens was more like an apprenticeship for me than anything.

I was always just kind of obsessed with guitar, even before I started playing.

Guitar is just something I can do. So much of it now is muscle memory, just instinct.

I just love playing guitar, so that's what I'm going to do

I guess trying to throw my body into the guitar is so natural for me that I don't even know how to explain it. I can't imagine life without it.

Great, just great. Any comment on the fact that you dress like a brainsick homeless jester from the court of a bipolar inbred king who doesn’t understand what human life is"

In regards to being a fashion aficionado, there's a certain amount of taking yourself seriously in the professional world. The self-effacing person can't completely go down the serious road. But I design, and love when things are beautiful.

Fashion aficionado isn’t what I said, but fine. Please tell us, do you think life is challenging and is music the easy part"

Life can be challenging and sad... but music is the easy part.


Hmm, indeed. Hipsters love to multi-task, don’t they" Painters who are also mechanics, acrobats who are also doulas, unemployed poets who also build birdhouses out of toenail clippings. What other inane *** do you do when not recording your ‘music"’

I'm unqualified to do anything other than music.

A rare spot of clarity, I’d say. What hyper-pretentious unnecessary obscure Japanese political didactic lectures do you listen to in your spare time"

To be honest, because there's loud music in my ears probably three hours a day, between sound check and the show, I listen to podcasts more than I listen to music on the road.

Awesome sauce. Let’s talk about feminism in the modern age.

Musically, I have more things in common with tons of bands that have no female members.

Do you" Do you though" Because the male bands you have things in common with seem to have a lot of things in common with bands that have solely female members. Thoughts"

I think human beings have a really broad spectrum of traits, and I almost feel implicated when we say, 'Men are like this, women are like this.' Nobody was telling me, 'Don't get dirty, don't play in the mud, girls don't do that.'

I’m definitely catching some sort of spectrum from this conversation. To wrap things up, could you mention Eastern religion once, because douchebags like you seem to have a quota of citing Buddhist scripture as a way of life, because the Buddhists are doing so well worldwide, right"

I grew up around a lot of various religions, so it's a part of my consciousness in a way. Everything from heavy Catholicism to followers of Indian spiritual masters to Unitarian universalists - all in one family. Though the family aspect was stronger than any particular dogma.

Great. I hope I never have to look at your adorable mug again. Have fun bashing people over the head with a digital flugelhorn for a living. Cheerio!

I was a lusty kid who loved Tennessee Williams.

Ugh.



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Comments:Add a Comment 
CompostCompote
October 24th 2017


813 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Praise dee Lord!

Frivolous
October 24th 2017


353 Comments


does compost still work if everyone knows who's behind the curtain?

Digging: James Holden and The Animal Spirits - The Animal Spirits

CompostCompote
October 24th 2017


813 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

I don't know, friend. Does the absence of bread crumbs mean all the pigeons have died?

Frivolous
October 24th 2017


353 Comments


no, but it might mean all the humans giving them bread have

CompostCompote
October 24th 2017


813 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

True. Or perhaps we have transcended to a new world without bread, or better still, bread that doesn't crumb. Take the plunge with me, pal!

Frivolous
October 24th 2017


353 Comments


bread that doesn't crumb sounds good to me

BlackwaterPork
October 24th 2017


1773 Comments


You’ve got these reviews off to a fine art compost, nice

Digging: Desolate Shrine - Deliverance From The Godless Void

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2017


5717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

neg

UniqueUniverse
October 24th 2017


7870 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I have a feeling I just found the 'revived fetus from the garbage pail outside an abortion clinic'.



pos nevertheless

Digging: Jawbox - For Your Own Special Sweetheart

butcherboy
Contributing Reviewer
October 24th 2017


5717 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

there he goes again..

Spacesh1p
October 24th 2017


7104 Comments


Can't argue with the cover.

Digging: Deadbeat - Drawn and Quartered

AngryJohnny
October 24th 2017


560 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

pos as usual

zaruyache
October 24th 2017


17928 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0 | Sound Off

I feel personally attacked by this review.

hal1ax
October 24th 2017


9210 Comments


lmao

Dewinged
October 24th 2017


6478 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

"I guess trying to throw my body into the guitar is so natural for me that I don't even know how to explain it. I can't imagine life without it." lol this is gold. Pos.

Digging: Motorpsycho - The Tower

neekafat
October 24th 2017


6221 Comments


Didn't you already write this review?

neekafat
October 24th 2017


6221 Comments


https://imgur.com/B5v4wbK

BlushfulHippocrene
October 24th 2017


2017 Comments


Hi Compost. Great interview.

Digging: Julien Baker - Turn Out The Lights

bgillesp
October 24th 2017


2004 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Who's alt is this?

GhostOfSarcasticBtrd
October 24th 2017


5904 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0 | Sound Off

Doof's.

Digging: St. Vincent - MASSEDUCTION



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