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The Top Albums of 2014: J.D. Swerzenski's take on the finest efforts of the year

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8. St. Vincent | St. Vincent | Lorna Vista

After hinting at it for a couple albums, Annie Clark has at last transformed herself into a sort of short-circuiting fem-bot, an art-rock concept unto herself that also acts as a social critique on digital disconnectedness. If that all sounds a bit heady, it's because it totally is. And yes, she's shed some of her more endearing organic aspects in this transformation process. But she also cranks out perfectly engineered tracks on her self-titled fourth effort with (appropriately) robotic efficiency.

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