- Actor

St. Vincent - Actor
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 20 reviews
2009 Rank: #64 / 806
USER SCORE
83
Based on
202 ratings

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Sep 7, 2017
pouls
65
On her sophomore album, singer-songwriter St. Vincent came through with a relatively interesting indie pop album, that has a strong chamber pop sound throughout with some eventual hints of noise pop thrown in the mix. Whilst the mixture of sounds here is quite unique, and whilst some of the tracks here are quite interesting, I can't help but feel slightly disappointed by the album as a whole.

I feel that some of the songs here are weak, and they do disrupt the overall flow of the album. These ... read more
Aug 13, 2017
orengue
87
The album is quite good and strong. One of my favorites of all time
Mar 16, 2017*
ryansliao
83
Actor sounds less of a sophomore record as does of an artist changing up their sound 10 years into their career. This record is leaps and bounds above Marry Me both sonically and lyrically. It is quite sad that we have since not had a St. Vincent record with the grace and beautiful composition that this record had. Strange Mercy, although absolutely amazing, was a shift towards rougher sounds and indie rock. But for Actor, it's completely amazing in almost every way.

Best Tracks: The ... read more
Feb 4, 2017
87
Probably the best female artist as of right now. Her guitar playing is way too underrated. She's one of the best guitarist in rock right now male or female
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 16 - A.V. Club
# 40 - Amazon
# 16 - Beats Per Minute
# 21 - Cokemachineglow
# 13 - Consequence of Sound
# 2 - Drowned in Sound
# 27 - musicOMH
# 17 - No Ripcord
# 10 - NPR
# 13 - Pitchfork
# 26 - PopMatters
# 23 - Spin
# 12 - Stereogum
# 32 - The Line of Best Fit
# 38 - Tiny Mix Tapes
Track List
  1. The Strangers
  2. Save Me From What I Want
  3. Neighbors
  4. Actor Out of Work
  5. Black Rainbow
  6. Laughing With a Mouth of Blood
  7. Marrow
  8. The Bed
  9. The Party
  10. Just the Same But Brand New
  11. The Sequel