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Acoustic version of the 2017 album Masseduction featuring just Annie Clark on vocals and Thomas Bartlett on piano

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Concord / Loma Vista
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  1. 9.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    MassEducation hangs together better than its predecessor. It’s cleaner, with less sharp edges and smoother transitions. It’s precise where MASSEDUCTION was deliciously sloppy
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  2. 8.1 |   Gig Soup

    ‘MassEducation’ is a piano-based reworking of the the entirety of ‘MASSEDUCTION’, recorded during the mixing sessions of its predecessor
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  3. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Sheds light on Clark as an artist who is wide open to viewing her work from contrasting angles
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  4. 8.0 |   music OMH

    MassEducation is that rare record that works both as a standalone album and a companion to the original. Any St Vincent fan will enjoy hearing these songs from a fresh angle, and anyone who was turned off by the original album’s electro-pop sheen may well hear something new that lures them back in. Most of all, it’s a timely reminder that Annie Clark remains one of the great talents of her generation
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  5. 7.8 |   Earbuddy

    St. Vincent educates the masses on the terrific songwriting they may have missed last year
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  6. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    It is a welcome antidote to a career defined by cult and concept
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  7. 7.0 |   Exclaim

    MassEducation is hardly a necessary addition to St. Vincent's repertoire, but it is nevertheless an interesting and worthwhile listen for fans
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  8. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Annie Clark reworks her jittery 2017 LP and the results feel like the deep breath after a freakout
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  9. 7.0 |   Clash

    It will be fascinating to see where Clark goes next, but in the meantime ‘Masseducation’ is better than it needs to be, and an interesting reflection on a career defining record
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