St. Vincent’s Barbaric Yawp for These Violent Times

‘All Born Screaming’ is an art pop iconoclast’s post-plague roar

Jeffrey Harvey
The Riff
Published in
8 min readMay 19, 2024

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Image from Total Pleasure Records

In a year littered with think pieces parsing Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter and Taylor Swift’s Tortured Poets Department, stunningly little ink has been spilled in the name of the female-fronted pop album packing the year’s most palpable punch.

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