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Snooks - "Party Crusher" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/snookspc via #FOXFUSE #FrenchCutRiddim #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #HunttaFlowProduction #FOXFUSEDistribution @hunttaflow_productions
When I lived in St Vincent I got the chance to go on many excursions and visit the different islands of the Grenadines. Here are some pics of Dark View Falls xx #grenadines #stvincentandthegrenadines #stvincent #caribbean #travel #travelphotography #travelholic #holidays
Annie por @leydaluz en Live Out #stvincent #concertphotos
You and me, we’re not meant for this world #HangOnMe #StVincent #35mm
Fligh - "Wuk" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/flighwuk via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
Duss - "Da Bumpa Dey" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/dussdbd via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
Dr. P - "Rascal Bumper" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/drprb via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
Crome - "Side Man" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/csideman via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
Chewalee - "Life Style" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/clifestyle via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
Big Raf - "Blood City" Now Available on Over 600 Major Digital Music Stores Worldwide: https://foxfuse.net/brbloodcity via #FOXFUSE #Soca #Music #784 #SVG #SaintVincent #StVincent #VincyMas #VincyMas2018 #Grenadines #Caribbean #4thDimensionProductions #FOXFUSEDistribution @lester_aka_mack
TONIGHT HOTSELECTOR TUESDAYS CONTINUES INSIDE STARZ BANQUET HALL 231-36 MERRICK BLVD QUEENS NY...EVERYONE FREE BEFORE 1:30 AM $10 AFTER PLEASE COME OUT EARLY SO WE CAN BRAFF!!! " #reggae #dancehall #soca #rnb #hiphop #kompa #afrobeats #Top40 #Edm #trap #jamaica #Brooklyn #Queens #ny #nyc #newyork #Seafood #nigeria #japan #canada #diem #Trinidad #Haiti #Guyana #Barbados #StVincent #StLucia #caribbean #burmuda #mobayjamaica BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR @ladyglam86
TONIGHT HOTSELECTOR TUESDAYS CONTINUES INSIDE STARZ BANQUET HALL 231-36 MERRICK BLVD QUEENS NY...EVERYONE FREE BEFORE 1:30 AM $10 AFTER PLEASE COME OUT EARLY SO WE CAN BRAFF!!! " #reggae #dancehall #soca #rnb #hiphop #kompa #afrobeats #Top40 #Edm #trap #jamaica #Brooklyn #Queens #ny #nyc #newyork #Seafood #nigeria #japan #canada #diem #Trinidad #Haiti #Guyana #Barbados #StVincent #StLucia #caribbean #burmuda #mobayjamaica
During 2015, 125 land turtles were introduced on Palm Island to replace the small population that was washed away by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Although not indigenous, the vegetation is akin to Union Island where the turtles were sourced and they are released from nursery cages as soon as they grow past the size where they would be prey to the native land iguanas. 📷: @palmislandsvg . . . #Grenadines #StVincent #StVincentandtheGrenadines #Caribbean #CaribbeanIsland #CaribbeanVacation #PrivateIsland #Sailing #SailCaribbean #Bequia #Mayreau #Canouan #Mustique #PalmIsland #PetitStVincent #TobagoCays #TheGrenadines #UnionIsland #YoungIsland #FortDuvernette #YachtCharter #PrivateVilla #Volcano #CaribbeanIsland #SailingLife #Waterfall #Kingstown #CaribbeanFood #CaribbeanSea #CaribbeanLife
I legit couldn’t see anything because everything was foggy and wet. I was shooting in the pouring rain for hours and honestly wasn’t sure if I was gonna have to buy all new gear when I got home. My camera bag is finally dry. Nothing like traveling with a soaked camera bag with thousands of dollars of equipment in it. I’m not saying this is the best photo of The Weeknd, but wasn’t letting the weather stop me from getting something decent. I’ve been a fan for years, so having access to shoot was enough to risk it all for a couple photos. Thankful for the opportunities @alivecoverage has given me over the years!
Many have lost their homes and are very much in need. The LFS Music team have started distributing supplies in Trinidad and Tobago and we continue to collect, clothing, Toiletries, nonperishable goods, sheets, blankets, etc. If you would like to join us and contribute please DM for more information over the next few weeks!!! @rashad_lfs @tashyandrews @dox_lfs @lfs_events @lfssounds I love the SOCA NATION!!! #soca #socakingdom #bigbadsoca #trini #socanationtv #ilovesoca #SocaNation #socaislife #bajan #fete #followsoca #teamsoca #guyanese #jamaicacarnival #cropover2018 #caribana2018 #laborday2018 #jouvert #jabjab #socamusic #ubersocacruise #miamicarnival #spicemas ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ =======>>> ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ www.SocaNation.TV ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ If you LOVE SOCA FOLLOW US EVERYWHERE @SocaNationTV ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ =========>>> ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ #TrinidadandTobago #Guyana #Haiti #Barbados # #StVincent #Grenada
Get Ready For💋 K.I.S.S. ~ THE ALL BLACK EDITON 🖤 ~ Saturday November 24th (Thanksgiving Weekend) @ Jolie Event Center📍 .... 🎟 Grab Your $25 Early Bird Tix Online NOW @ KISSATL.COM! 🚨 .... 🔊2018’s Allstar Soca Dj Lineup: 🔺Riggo The Stage God @riggo2dworld 🔝 🔺Back 2 Basics @b2bent 🔝 🔺Dj Majestic @itsdjmajestic 🔝 🔺One Drop Sound @onedropsound 🔝 🔺Spoogy The Boss @spoogytheboss 🔝 . .. ... #kissatlanta #kissatl #kissmeagain #atlantasultimatesocaexperience #atlantasoca #fete #bigbadsoca #atlanta #caribbean #ilovesoca #afrobeat #calypso #socalovers #soca #virginislands #guyana #trinidad #stlucia #antigua #jamaica #barbados #greneda #stvincent #stkitts
Thank you for the love Ms. Kim 😘😘🇯🇲🇯🇲 @kims_media_house Meet the beautiful "Nina Browwn" -@ninabrowwn1 Check out her new single featuring @dynamitetunes titled "Where did you come from available on all platforms to stream and purchase Check her out ____________________________________________________ #ninabrowwn #dynamite #canada #stvincent #worldwide #stvincentandthegrenadines #dancehall #soca #music #artist #beautiful #workhard #instavideo #instagood #stream #purchase #pr #branding #building #digitalmarketing #promo #marketing #jamaica #dancehall #reggae
Can’t believe the #iamalotlikeyoutour (don’t know if it is, but she just tweeted about the last concert of this tour on her website and she hasn’t addressed otherwise) might be coming to end and with it the #Masseduction era. Totally understand she has other projects, this isn’t a critic at all and I support those projects. Just missing already her shows, and feeling the people in some countries she didn’t visit during this tour. This is such a great show (specially when she’s out of the platform and closer to the audience. Damn you can totally feel her vibe 💥🔥✨⚡️ and she moves around, everyone in the audience sees her ) Anyway, either it’s soon over or just a break, thank you #stvincent #annieclark for this era, it was so, so good! And thank you for the VIP experience! You will never know how good those were to so many of us 💯 💖 You inspire me to keep getting better at my craft (and if I’m better at it many others will because I directly work-help others getting better. Totally a “be good and generate better good things”) and be a better self. Lame but true 😅 #inspiration #st_vincent #singer #songwriter #producer #musician #guitarqueen #guitarhero #guitargoddess #talentedaf • 📸 @charles.reagan
Meet the beautiful "Nina Browwn" -@ninabrowwn1 Check out her new single featuring @dynamitetunes titled "Where did you come from available on all platforms to stream and purchase Check her out ____________________________________________________ #ninabrowwn #dynamite #canada #stvincent #worldwide #stvincentandthegrenadines #dancehall #soca #music #artist #beautiful #workhard #instavideo #instagood #stream #purchase #pr #branding #building #digitalmarketing #promo #marketing #jamaica #dancehall #reggae
When the Earth split in two I was I, you were you I run for you, run for me too When the wall rose and fell And the oceans all swell I run for you, run for me too. 🌎✨ · · #FearTheFuture #StVincent #Photography #CTPhotography #CTPhotographer #NewHavenCT #Buildings #City #Sky #Morning #Sun #Clouds
🚨ALL-STAR SOCA LINEUP🚨 .... 💋 K.I.S.S. ~ THE ALL BLACK EDITON 🖤 ~ Saturday November 24th (Thanksgiving Weekend) @ Jolie Event Center📍 .... 🎟 Grab Your $25 Early Bird Tix Online NOW @ KISSATL.COM! 🚨 .... 🔊2018’s Allstar Soca Lineup: 🔺Riggo The Stage God Riggo Suave The Stage God 🔝 🔺Back 2 Basics Back To Basics Entertainment 🔝 🔺Dj Majestic DJ Majestic (Blueprint Movements) 🔝 🔺One Drop Sound One Drop Sound @jaspamuzik Red Lotus Entertainment 🔝 🔺Spoogy The Boss Spoogy The Boss 🔝 .... Tag A Friend & Share! Follow 👣 @kiss_atl For More Info! . .. ... #kissatlanta #kissatl #kissmeagain #atlantasultimatesocaexperience #atlantasoca #fete #bigbadsoca #atlanta #caribbean #ilovesoca #afrobeat #calypso #socalovers #soca #virginislands #guyana #trinidad #stlucia #antigua #jamaica #barbados #greneda #stvincent #stkitts #unitec #unitecevents #unitecentertainment #unitecendorsed
Why is Vitamin D blood screening important?⠀ Vitamin D is important for bone health and may affect other vital body functions • Pair with Blood Chemistry for information on your calcium levels, which play an important role in bone health.⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ St. Vincent Hospital:⠀⠀⠀ 📍- 822 W 4th St., Leadville, Colorado 80461⠀⠀⠀ 💻- http://leadvillehospital.org⠀⠀ 📞- (719) 486-0230⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ •⠀⠀⠀ #leadville #stvincent #medicalclinic #colorado #health #physicaltherapy #radiology #ambulance #laboratory #healthinsurance #medicalinsurance #familymedicine #care #familymedicine #pediatrics #geriatrics #md #insurance
‼️TONIGHT‼️ ‼️TONIGHT‼️. We A Braff Inside Hotselector Tuesdays If You Wanna Have A Good Time Pull Up Everyone Free Till 1:30 Am 10 After Jerk Chicken And Roast Fish On The Grill Please Come Out Early Doors Close At 4 Am...If You Have A Birthday Celebration Coming Up You Can Celebrate With Us For Free 🔥🤘🏾 " #reggae #dancehall #soca #rnb #hiphop #kompa #afrobeats #Top40 #Edm #trap #jamaica #Brooklyn #Queens #ny #nyc #newyork #Seafood #nigeria #japan #canada #diem #Trinidad #Haiti #Guyana #Barbados #StVincent #StLucia #caribbean #burmuda #mobayjamaica
Mini tour of the Botanic Gardens in St. Vincent Are you a nature lover? How often do you stop just to appreciate it? Let us know below 🙂 _______________________________ #StVincent #Grenadines #Islands #Caribbean #CaribbeanSea #Travel #VacationMode #Nature #NatureLover #BotanicGardens #Gardens
I'm seeing video of flooding in Trinidad and Tobago and my heart hurts. And they just got hit with an earthquake. I can't help but think about how our islands are is a space of peril. We have islands still recovering from last year and now seeing what has transpired this year. Prayers are one thing, but we need to do more. We are descendents of the African Disapora and Children of the Caribbean. We have to do more. Let us not be crippled by geography. Anyone with information on how we can help, please tag. #Floods #Earthquakes #Hurricanes #Nature #Devastation #TrindadAndTobago #Bahamas #StVincent #StCroix #Haiti #Barbuda #Antigua #StThomas #Dominia #StMarteen #PuertoRico #Cuba #Caribbean #Solidarity #AfroRootsCaribLove
🙌🏻 ! Ya esta on-line en el sitio de @indierocksmagazine la reseña y una breve selección de fotos de la quinta edición del @coordenadagdl. Pueden pasar a verla dando click en el enlace que está en la bio de mi perfil. 🙌🏻 . . . #concert #nikonphotography #concertphotography #coordenada2018 #tecatecoordenada #stvincent #annieclark #festivalseason #guadalajara
Kurt Riiley & The Jambian Music family extends or hand spiritually and thru music to our brothers & sisters in Trinidad & Tobago during this time of need and morning with the sudden passing of The Mighty Shadow. We love you and we will continue to pray for your stability.and healing. To keep your Soul Alive. Al a we, together as one. Out of many, we are one. One blood. One aim. One love. The meaning of Jambian is the coming together as one. #trinidad #trinidadandtobago #Support #Show #love #Caring #Need #Flood #JambianMusic #Jamaica   #Barbados #Guyana #Guadeloupe #Grenada #Antigua #CaymanIslands #StKitts #StMaarten #StLucia #StVincent #Curacao #Dominica #Bahamas #Bermuda #Belize u#USVI #Aruba
Rudy & Paul crushing Viognier for White Wedding 2018 & St.Vincent 2018 on a beautiful Okanagan day! #hiddenchapelwinery #bcwine #uncorkthesun #bcwinery #winecountry #whitewedding #stvincent #viognier
#Throwback to my #PageantDays 🙈😊 . . This was my favorite gown designed and made by the awesome Barbadian Designer, Wayne Smith! . . Miss Carival 2002 held in St. Vincent. . . . #FunTimes #MissBarbados #Tbt
Y’ALL listen up! Our next Richmond show is Friday 11/09 @hardywood with @gold_connections @strayfossa and @manatreeband ... it’s gonna be a fun one 🎥: @erinaroo • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • #shefuckingshreds #weekendshow #groove #stvincent #indierock #indieband #boomerang #dancemovesfordays #hardywood #craftbeer #soproud
*International News Report* Calypsonian Winston Bailey, better known as the Mighty Shadow, has passed away. October 4, 1941 - October 23, 2018 (age 77 years), Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago LoopTT received confirmation from NCC Chairman Winston 'Gypsy' Peters that he passed away at hospital at 3 am today. The calypsonian was hospitalised after suffering a stroke over the weekend. Bailey was expected to be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the University of the West Indies this weekend for his contributions as a musical composer. He is best known for his tunes 'Dingolay', 'Looking for Horn', 'Stranger' and others...Rest in Peace Legend! *The interview clip was originally filmed by OMGTT, 2017. Full interview: https://youtu.be/bCffFC8pZ8Q* . . . 🔃Follow, Share, Like, Comment and Subscribe to @talkoforlando #talkoforlandoapproved 🔔Turn On Post Notifications #caribbean #bahamas #carnival #jamaica #grenada #trinidadandtobago #stlucia #guyana #haiti #stvincent #barbados #jouvert #caribbeanmusic #nottinghillcarnival #dance #westindies #shadow #soca #socajunkie #music #dancehall #mightyshadow #shadow #machelmontano #westindian #stkittsandnevis #antigua
I think I love you, I think I'm maaaaad #stvincent
Calypsonian Winston Bailey, better known as the Mighty Shadow, has passed away. October 4, 1941 - October 23, 2018 (age 77 years), Trinidad, Trinidad and Tobago LoopTT received confirmation from NCC Chairman Winston 'Gypsy' Peters that he passed away at hospital at 3 am today. The calypsonian was hospitalised after suffering a stroke over the weekend. Bailey was expected to be conferred with an Honorary Doctor of Literature degree from the University of the West Indies this weekend for his contributions as a musical composer. He is best known for his tunes 'Dingolay', 'Looking for Horn', 'Stranger' and others. ***📽This interview was conducted by OMGTT last year*** Rest in Peace Legend! . . . 🌴We Are RIDDIMROOTZRADIO.COM - Where Caribbean Music Lives 24/7! 📲Download our free app or log on www.ridimrootzradio.com 🔃Follow, Share, Like, Comment and Subscribe to #riddimrootzradio 🔔Turn On Post Notifications #caribbean #bahamas #carnival #jamaica #grenada #trinidadandtobago #stlucia #guyana #haiti #stvincent #barbados #jouvert #alkaline #nottinghillcarnival #dance #westindies #vybzkartel #soca #socajunkie #dextadaps #dancehall #bashment #machelmontano #westindian #stkittsandnevis #antigua
St. Vincent ‘Masseduction’ Released 2017 Bought @vinylmeplease Playing ‘New York’ 🗽🇺🇸 ———————————— Back in 2017, St. Vincent put out one of her best records which was ‘Masseduction’ produced mostly by Jack Antonoff. It was both big, camp and sexy as much as it had it’s quiet retrospective and heartbreaking moments. It was a really great album. A year later, Annie Clark (aka St. Vincent) reworked her brilliant album putting out an acoustic version (MASSeducation - I think Clark might have read all those accidental typos) that bangs just as much, just in that way an acoustic album bangs which means it bangs so loud yet so quietly. Both are brilliant btw. ———————————— #stvincent #annieclark #masseduction #masseducation #vinylmeplease #vinyl #vinylrecords #vinylcollection #vinylcollector #recordcollection #recordcollector #instavinyl #vinylgram #music #albumoftheday #vinyloftheday #spinoftheday #nowplaying #playing #artistoftheday #vinylcommunity #vinylclub #vinylporn #vinyladdict #vinyllife #vinylcollectionpost #albumartwork #recordsleeve
RIP to the Legendary Mighty Shadow #BreakingNews Four days before the Winston “Mighty Shadow” Bailey was expected to receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies for his contribution in the arts, he passed away. The Veteran Calypsonian passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The 77 year old Tobagonian was known for his dressing in black outfits and for his trademark skip-rope style dance. Some of his most popular contributions included "Bassman," "Tension," "Feeling the Feeling," "Dingolay," "Poverty is Hell," "Yuh Looking for Horn" and "Stranger." In 1974, "Bassman" earned him Road March and in 2011,he became the oldest winner when he won again with Stranger, a song which also won him International Soca Monarch. (RP: @shurwaynewinchester ) #Caribbean #Thesocalyst #Trinidad #Tobago #Guyana #Jamaica #Haiti #Barbados #Bahamas #VI #Bermuda #StVincent #StKitts #StLucia #StMaarten #SXM #Stthomas #Grenada  #Caymanislands #Antigua #Belize #Stcroix #Dominica #Aruba #Montserrat #Guadeloupe #WestIndies
RIP to the Legendary Mighty Shadow #BreakingNews Four days before the Winston “Mighty Shadow” Bailey was expected to receive an honorary degree from the University of the West Indies for his contribution in the arts, he passed away. The Veteran Calypsonian passed away in the early hours of Tuesday morning. The 77 year old Tobagonian was known for his dressing in black outfits and for his trademark skip-rope style dance. Some of his most popular contributions included "Bassman," "Tension," "Feeling the Feeling," "Dingolay," "Poverty is Hell," "Yuh Looking for Horn" and "Stranger." In 1974, "Bassman" earned him Road March and in 2011,he became the oldest winner when he won again with Stranger, a song which also won him International Soca Monarch. (Photo:Caribbean360) #Caribbean #Thesocalyst #Trinidad #Tobago #Guyana #Jamaica #Haiti #Barbados #Bahamas #VI #Bermuda #StVincent #StKitts #StLucia #StMaarten #SXM #Stthomas #Grenada  #Caymanislands #Antigua #Belize #Stcroix #Dominica #Aruba #Montserrat #Guadeloupe #WestIndies
Thank you Nick Lowery for the opportunity to shoot this amazing event. Lunch catered for homeless, hair make over by top salon @etch_salon , massages and live music by James Paris and friends. A homeless guys came to me and asked me what camera I was using. People do that all the time, don't have a clue, they just want to chat. Well he did have a clue, he was Army in Desert Shield & Storm, was a photographer, came back and spiraled down, became homeless and traded his camera gear for meth along the line ... I wish I could have just gave him mine on spot. I told him I had a T1i he could have, he smiled and said "thanks brother but I d probably pawn it for another rock"I gave him my card and told him anytime he wanted to grab it, it will be there for him and we should go shoot together... He said "i might take you up on that sometimes". What Nick and all his champions friends do is amazing, they make everyone feel like a million bucks and give them hope, dignity, respect and love. Thank you to all the volunteer I cannot list, @sgtbscott and her beautiful daughter is one of them :) @lowerynick #nickloweryfoundation #nickloweryfoundation #stvincent #sonyA7RIII #photography #volunteer #nfl #homeless #homelessveterans #goarmy #beatnavy
A bit of a controversial Musicman getting some glamour shots done 😃 I gotta say that despite not being totally sold on the shape it's actually kinda comfortable and this guitar sounds amazing 👍 #guitarsofinstagram #guitar #musicman #ernieball #stvincent #stvincentguitar #yeahboi
I like overrated/underrated. Laughed myself silly with #ErykahBadu #VinceStaples #StVincent
Boyyy gives thanks 🙏🏾 they building up houses like crazy down here, man it’s beautiful. Ok town time #carriacou #grenada #stvincent #thegrenadinesislands 😁😁😁🔥✂️✂️🔨🔨people #live #love #life and be humble🇨🇦🇨🇦🇬🇩🇬🇩💯💯
Whereas last year's MASSEDUCTION was an a Friday night out - all-encompassing, all-consuming, and all-arousing. MassEducation, however, is the complete opposite – despite being constructed of exactly the same songs. Annie Clark. MassEducation is an evening drive, a neon-light in the darkness, a cocktail bar on a Wednesday. It’s the aloof, debonair younger sibling to its bloody-minded, red-blooded sister. MassEducation smokes outside. It prefers white wine to red. It’s an antidote to modernity where the original adhered to all of the rules of ‘now’. There’s no confusion: MassEducation is pure, emphatic. Clark strips all of the excess from MASSEDUCTION – the Fripp-ian guitar skronks, the digital sheen – and bestows upon the new versions her own, sincere power. Let’s talk about the new versions. “Los Ageless” is the standout on both records. On this record, it’s a dainty, soulful piano ballad that doesn’t mess with that brain-tickling hook. By resisting the urge to change it completely, Clark shows that her creative instincts have remained just as sharp despite the fact that she’s spent the last year touring the hell out of these songs. The “Savior” here is, surprisingly, sexier than the original. It starts slowly, longing and aching, before building to an incredibly intense crescendo. “Pills” takes on a frazzled, deranged angle that makes you think of the earlier St. Vincent material – specifically the drugged-up Disney of Actor. On the cover of this new version, we see Clark with her back to the camera, seemingly naked: Look a bit deeper and it’s more than that. It’s actually her this time: the legs and ass on the cover of MASSEDUCTION belonged to her friend. This is Annie telling us that this version is closer to the real her, but she’s still keeping something back. She’s nude, but covered. The photo is revealing, but not necessarily erotic. It’s a magnificent cover to a magnificent record. MassEducation hangs together better than its predecessor. It’s precise where MASSEDUCTION was deliciously sloppy. However, they’re both as near to perfect as a pop record is going to get these days – incredibly perceptive, with clever lyrics sitting on beautiful melodies.
MASSEDUCTION's opening track “Hang on Me” presents Annie Clark as the restless consumer on a come down, a prologue to the excesses of thought and sex and substance that populate the record. Her voice is uncharacteristically cracked but still hopeful, begging for someone to cling to while everything crashes around her. Her fifth record, MASSEDUCTION is maximalist by definition: Lyrically, aesthetically – the all-caps, the clashing red and pink and leopard of its cover art – and musically; with Clark’s virtuosic guitar playing crashing into layer upon layer of synths and programmed beats. Every song contains sounds or ideas for ten others, as though the record might suddenly burst and multiply like spiders running from a nest. There is a complete sense of Clark at the centre: and she knows from experience that loneliness lives at the core of excess. “Los Ageless” is a near-future fable of eternal youth, its accompanying video a pastel-coloured plastic surgery nightmare. Nestled between the depictions of cage-dancing girls and endless artificial summer is the repeated refrain, “How could anybody have you and lose you and not lose their minds too?”, an explanation or an excuse: People don’t just destroy themselves – or let others destroy them – for nothing, you know. As the song fades out, her usually assured voice laments, “I tried to write you a love song,” a kind of epilogue or correction. Gender and sexuality are presented as experimental, unfixed: On “Sugarboy”, Clark proclaims, “BOYS! I am a lot like you / GIRLS! I am a lot like you,” an update of Prince’s promise that “I’m not a woman / I’m not a man / I am something that you’ll never comprehend.” The title track’s refrain of “I can’t turn off what turns me on,” is Clark embracing the unhinged elements of her sexuality, as one who has shed all the urges of adolescence, and whose control stems from her acting like a man. Instead, Clark prizes adolescent urges as part of her spectrum of sexual experience, wrestling back uninhibited, self-serving female pleasure. MASSEDUCTION defies explanation and critique, rendering the critic a dead weight in the dust of its ever-accelerating sucker-punch of ideas.
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