Marry Me (album)

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Marry Me
St. Vincent - Marry Me.jpg
Studio album by St. Vincent
Released July 10, 2007 (2007-07-10)
Recorded 2007
Genre
Length 43:38
Label Beggars Banquet
Producer St. Vincent, Brian Teasley, Daniel Farris
St. Vincent chronology
Paris is Burning
(2006)
Marry Me
(2007)
Actor
(2009)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 78/100[5]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[6]
AV Club A[7]
BBC Collective 4/5 stars[8]
No Ripcord 8/10[9]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10[10]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars[11]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[12]
This Is Fake DIY 4/5 stars[13]
Yahoo Music UK 9/10[14]

Marry Me is the debut full-length album by St. Vincent, released by Beggars Banquet Records in the United States on July 10, 2007.[15] It was released in the United Kingdom on September 3, 2007. The album has sold about 30 thousand copies.[16]

St. Vincent named the album after a running gag from the television show Arrested Development.[17]

Background[edit]

"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 songs written and composed by Annie Clark, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Now, Now"     4:25
2. "Jesus Saves, I Spend"     3:56
3. "Your Lips Are Red"   Annie 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
9. "Landmines"     5:07
10. "Human Racing"     3:48
11. "What Me Worry?"     3:56
Japanese bonus track
No. Title Writer(s) Length
12. "These Days"   Jackson Browne 3:19

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  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. ^ AV Club review
  8. ^ Turnbull, Stuart. "BBC – collective – st. vincent 'marry me' review plus full tracks". BBC Collective. Bbc.co.uk. 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". ILoveStVincent.com. Retrieved 2007-08-04. 
  16. ^ Ryzik, Melena (May 7, 2009). "I Like Things That Are Unsettling". New York Times: C1. Retrieved January 18, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Pitchfork Guest List: St. Vincent". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2013-12-27. 
  18. ^ Pinnock, Tom (January 2015). "Album by Album: St Vincent". Uncut: 54. 

External links[edit]

Marry Me at MusicBrainz (list of releases)