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What is strange mercy? Strange Mercy is an album built around that idea, an unsparing examination of both telling and grappling with the truth, cloaked in some of the most sublime music of St. Vincent’s aka Annie Clark’s career.
Strange Mercy features very little of the baroque strings, woodwinds, and reeds that marked Clark’s last album Actor, and the grooves are sturdy, deep and beguiling. Consequently, it’s a much more guitar-oriented album than Clark has ever made. Clark is one of the most gifted guitarists to come along in the new millennium, and Strange Mercy is filigreed with indelible hooklines and ingenious rhythm parts, not to mention a concise and debonair solo on “Neutered Fruit” and a couple of Frippy freakouts on the glorious “Northern Lights.”