On Beauty & Crime, Suzanne Vega’s Blue Note Records debut, the Manhattan native uses New York City as the backdrop for a collection of eleven new songs that juxtapose acoustic guitar-driven melodies with coolly synthesized beats; intensely personal lyrics with compelling, short story-like narratives; images of today’s scarred cityscape with memories of Vega’s old Upper West Side ‘hood and Lower East Side haunts. [Read More]

Beauty & Crime will be released June 5th internationally and July 17th in North America. This is Suzanne’s seventh album and it will be her debut on Blue Note Records.


Beauty & Crime is the deepest, most satisfying album in a career that’s stretched 20 years.
– Washington Post

[This] funky pop-folk collection proves that Vega is as original, gritty and gorgeous as ever.”
– Newsweek

[Beauty & Crime] may be the best of Vega’s seven studio albums.”
– Billboard.com

For more Beauty & Crime coverage, check the Press section

Track Listing

Click on a song title below to view lyrics and more information

  1. Zephyr & I
  2. Ludlow Street
  3. New York Is A Woman
  4. Pornographer’s Dream
  5. Frank & Ava
  6. Edith Wharton’s Figurines
  7. Bound
  8. Unbound
  9. As You Are Now
  10. Angel’s Doorway
  11. Anniversary
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