Marry Me (album)

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Marry Me
St. Vincent - Marry Me.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 10, 2007 (2007-07-10)
LabelBeggars Banquet
St. Vincent chronology
Paris is Burning
Marry Me
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[6]
The A.V. ClubA[7]
BBC Collective4/5 stars[8]
No Ripcord8/10[9]
Rockfeedback4/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine4/5 stars[12]
This Is Fake DIY4/5 stars[13]
Yahoo Music UK9/10[14]

Marry Me is the debut studio album by American musician St. Vincent. It was released on July 10, 2007, in the United States[15] and on September 3, 2007 in the United Kingdom, through Beggars Banquet Records. The album is named after a running gag from the television show Arrested Development.[16] As of 2009, the album has sold an estimated amount of 30,000 copies.[17]


"I was working on Marry Me before I joined The Polyphonic Spree and then I finished it while touring with them. Sufjan Stevens heard it and asked me to be in his band and open for him. While I was opening for Sufjan in London, the people from Beggars Banquet were there, so I got a record deal based off of that performance. Mike Garson had recorded with The Polyphonic Spree on The Fragile Army, so I got to know him, and he was a really, really kind, sweet guy. He was doing this thing on MySpace at the time where people would basically send him tracks, and he would do his amazing Mike Garson thing on top of it. I think that's how we did it: I sent him my song 'Your Lips Are Red' and he just did his awesome crazy Mike Garson thing. I don't think I own a copy of this album! I think I have a file somewhere, but it's on a laptop that has died. I haven't heard it in years. Listening back to your old records feels a little like looking at a high-school yearbook." – Annie "St Vincent" Clark[18]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Annie Clark, except where noted.

1."Now, Now"4:25
2."Jesus Saves, I Spend"3:56
3."Your Lips Are Red" (Clark, Daniel Hart)4:41
4."Marry Me"4:41
5."Paris is Burning"4:20
6."All My Stars Aligned"3:47
7."The Apocalypse Song"3:47
8."We Put a Pearl in the Ground" (Mike Garson)1:10
10."Human Racing"3:48
11."What Me Worry?"3:56
Total length:43:38
Japanese bonus track
12."These Days" (Jackson Browne)3:19
Total length:46:57




  • Annie Clark – production, engineering, mixing
  • Brian Teasley – production, additional engineering
  • Daniel Farris – production, engineering, mixing
  • Mike Garson – additional engineering
  • Jeff Halbert – additional engineering
  • Al Carlson – additional engineering
  • John Golden – mastering
  • Tod Seelie – cover photo
  • Mary Manning – cover photo styling
  • Hanni El Khatib – design and layout


  1. ^ "Marry Me - St. Vincent". Allmusic. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  2. ^ "St. Vincent Strange Mercy". Slant. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  3. ^ "St. Vincent, 'Actor'". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 13 February 2016.
  4. ^ "St. Vincent: Strange Mercy". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  5. ^ "Marry Me Reviews, Ratings, Credits and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
  6. ^ Allmusic review
  7. ^ The A.V. Club review
  8. ^ Turnbull, Stuart. "BBC – collective – st. vincent 'marry me' review plus full tracks". BBC Collective. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  9. ^ No Ripcord review
  10. ^ Pitchfork Media review
  11. ^ Rockfeedback review
  12. ^ Cinquemani, Sal. "St. Vincent: Marry Me | Music Review". Slant Magazine. Slant Magazine. Retrieved 24 April 2012.
  13. ^ This Is Fake DIY review
  14. ^ Yahoo Music UK review
  15. ^ "St. Vincent – Music". Archived from the original on 2013-01-26. Retrieved 2007-08-04.
  16. ^ "Pitchfork Guest List: St. Vincent". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-12-27.
  17. ^ Ryzik, Melena (May 7, 2009). "I Like Things That Are Unsettling". New York Times: C1. Retrieved January 18, 2014.
  18. ^ Pinnock, Tom (January 2015). "Album by Album: St Vincent". Uncut: 54.

External links[edit]

Marry Me at MusicBrainz (list of releases)