"My duty as an artist is to give everything I have to the record," St. Vincent (née Annie Clark) said in a 2014 interview with Vanity Fair. This full commitment to her art is evident on everything she creates. Clark is notorious for keeping the public at an arm's length, never revealing too much of herself, but every new album feels like another piece of the puzzle in figuring out who St. Vincent is and what she's capable of.
Five solo albums deep and a decade later, there still isn't a clear answer. With each new record, the enigmatic Annie Clark manages to reinvent herself. Unlike many artists, her songs don't act as stand-alone moments—each album brings you into a new world that she's created. This, of course, made narrowing down 15 of her best songs that much harder. But we tried anyway.