Fifth full-length album by singer-songwriter & wunderkind guitarist Annie Clark (As St. Vincent) is one of 2017’s best albums. Like two of her heroes, David Byrne & David Bowie, Clark is never content to rest on her laurels, stretching her writing and musical chops to yet again create an album unique to her discography. Thematically, “Masseduction” deals with heartbreak, leaving and distance. It’s already been called St. Vincent’s most pop-oriented album. This may be true as far as song accessibility but none of it sounds remotely like any current pop dominating the radio. “New York”, “Los Angeles”, “Pills” and “Happy Birthday, Johnny” are early faves.