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St. Vincent - "St. Vincent"
Release date: Feb. 25
Why it's anticipated: Singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist St. Vincent promises more funky grooves on her fourth, self-titled solo album. St. Vincent is known for emotionally strained, off-kilter music, but the new album's first single, "Birth in Reverse," is an upbeat, guitar-driven rocker that still carries the complexity of her past efforts. She described the new sound as "a party record you could play at a funeral," which should be a lot of fun. - Whitney Phaneuf