Published Nov 07, 2013The Talkhouse, a website where notable musicians review other artists' albums, is certainly turning out to be entertaining. Following a hilarious Drake review by Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, the latest artist to get in on the fun is St. Vincent mastermind Annie Clark, who reviewed Arcade Fire's Reflektor.
The review plays out as a series of Google search, as Clark researches whether "We Exist" uses the same bass synth as Madonna's "Like a Virgin" (it doesn't), learns about Orpheus and Eurydice, and discovers the bizarre pornographic sub-genre of sploshing (consider that link NSFW).
Evidently Clark loves the album, since she makes a few all-caps outbursts like, "'FLASHBULB EYES' IS SUPER SICK AND DUBBY! KING TUBBY?! KING DUBBY?! AM I THE ONLY NON-STONED PERSON TO EVER MAKE THAT PUN?" and "THE BASS TONE IN 'HERE COMES THE NIGHT TIME' IS SUPER-SICK! PERVERSE-SOUNDING! LIKE A BARGE CAREENING INTO AN ICEBERG! INEVITABLE DOOM!"
She also calls frontman Win Butler an "EXCELLENT" basketball player, and uses his height as way to explore the stereotype of "jocks vs. musicians."
Read the full review here and, just for fun, compare the bass sounds of "We Exist" and "Like a Virgin" below.