Like a billion other albums, Alex introduced me to this. St. Vincent is what happens when you combine futurism, poetic lyrics, fantastic vocals, and selectively heavy beats. This is not really a “hard” album…but it can rattle the car when it has a point to make! I also have to say that it is refreshing to hear such confidence in female vocals: power sans machismo. An attitude of “I know I’m cool; I run this show” permeates this album and it’s all I can do to meekly agree. Highly recommended.