The Best Tracks of 2017, #15

15. St. Vincent, “Los Ageless”

Annie Clark dares to take on some well-worn themes on her excellent album MASSEDUCTION – depression, drugs, heartbreak, the vapidity of the material world – but she does it with such a fresh perspective that it feels original. “Los Ageless” is nowhere near the first song to complain about life in LA, but with her sharp lyrics atop an electropop arrangement nicked right from the Depeche Mode playbook she creates a heartbreaking portrait of a city that’s lost yet strangely seductive.