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Guest DJ John Congleton

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Poll Results: Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2014

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St. Vincent On World Cafe

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St. Vincent's Eerie Musical Alchemy

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Hear Annie Clark Discuss 'St. Vincent'

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What To Hear Now: This Month In Rock Records

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St. Vincent On World Cafe

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Listeners Pick Their Favorite Albums Of 2011

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Annie Clark's songs, though anchored by her sweet vocals, often have an unsettling edge. Her latest album as St. Vincent is Strange Mercy. Tina Tyrell/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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For St. Vincent, Music Is The Easy Part

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