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Podcast: St. Vincent takes us downtown to ’70s New York on Daddy’s Home

Podcast: St. Vincent takes us downtown to ’70s New York on Daddy’s Home


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The sixth album from Annie Clark aka St. Vincent is inspired by music made in sepia-toned downtown New York from 1971 to 1975.

The title Daddy’s Home refers to her father’s release from prison in 2019 after doing 10-years stretch for manipulation of the stock  market with a scheme that defrauded 17,000 investors out of $43m.

After his release, Clark delved back into her father’s record collection and so began St Vincent’s 1970s New York themed album, produced by Clark and Jack Antonoff.

Niall and Andrea deep dive into the record. Bowie himself in the 70s termed his Young Americans period “Plastic Soul” are we getting a version of that here? It is art made from an imagined past or is Daddy’s Home a fresh take on vintage funk and 70s rock sounds? How does it fit in the St. Vincent discography? Is It as Gritty, Grimy & Sleazy as suggested?

We discuss.

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The Quietus review of the album

Stop Investors Buying Our Homes Petition.

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