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Visions (album) by Grimes 

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Visions
Visions by Grimes (2012)
Release date: 2012-01-31
Overall rank: 566th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 436 votes)
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Accolades: Top 10 albums of 2012 (10th)
Top 50 albums of the 2010s (47th)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (566th)

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Visions is ranked as the best album by Grimes.

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From buzzdainer 08/03/2016 22:28
In her glowing review for this album, Pitchfork's Lindsay Zoladz characterizes Claire Boucher's work as complicating "the all-too-tidy 'post-internet' tag by bringing into focus the many contrasts at the heart of her music: tensions between pop structure and diffuse atmosphere, between technology and the human body, between sensory-overloaded hyper-presence and transcendence." What a great summary of what I love about this album. The song that fully captures these paradoxes in Grimes's work, to my ear, is the rapturously delicate yet ripped-apart "Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)," which blends soaring vocals with Purple Rain-esque synth beats.
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From sethmadsen 06/24/2016 05:04
I feel like this is a soundtrack or something.
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From yonstein414 01/15/2016 18:21
Stunning.
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From vinnid127 09/20/2015 12:17
a talented songwriter with little-no musical training, she is truly an offspring of the DIY ethos. However, overall the record is patchy, but the patches are worth they're weight in gold
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From Antonio-Pedro 05/02/2015 15:07
If some album has the power to make me dance like a dinky frumply gumply girl, you gotta bet that album has magically messed up with the mechanisms in my mind in some amazingly & shinny way. And none album does it like this one
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From junodog4 04/21/2015 04:41
Very interesting, but doesn't appeal to me like it does to others.
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From HazeyTwilight 12/28/2014 21:32
Having your hair done in the last hair salon at the end of the universe. I may be diminishing in health, but at least I go out looking fabulous.
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From jeremih724 09/06/2014 19:38
okay so its obvious that oblivion is the best track, but the rest is perfectly fine stuff too. maybe its too overproduced for some, which i could understand, but its still a good set of songs regardless
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From colonelchibbers 05/30/2014 01:33
I feel this is incredibly underrated on this website. While it may be technically or musically simplistic (recorded in GarageBand, lots of loops), it's pop that hits the pleasure centers of the brain like nothing else I've heard in the past few years. It's futuristic music. I...get it.
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From masonfuchs 03/08/2014 19:58
Visions is a contagion. An album I "should" have grown tired of after the hundredth listen. How an album with such rudimentary arpeggiated sounds and hard to discern vocals can devour my brain like the myth of the carnivorous earwhig is beyond me. Maybe I should just enjoy the album and not overthink it, but maybe part of my enjoyment comes from the enigma itself. Regardless, "Visions" remains on repeat years later.
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