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Visions (album) by Grimes

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Visions
Visions by Grimes (2012)
Release date: 2012-01-31
Overall rank: 611th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 591 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 10 albums of 2012 (10th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (61st)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (611th)

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Grimes bestography

Visions is ranked 2nd best out of 5 albums by Grimes on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by Grimes is Art Angels which is ranked number 544 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,924.

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I’ve put a lot of thought in Grimes’ music lately: What is her best album? Where do I place her sound on the genre spectrum? Is this really new or just a re-interpretation of ‘90s electronic music? Part of what makes it so difficult is that it is such new music; I think in hindsight I could answer these answers with more certainty, but one thing is for sure: Grimes deserves at least one 10/10.
Well, I’ve come to the conclusion (which will probably change over time) that it is this one, because it lies exactly in between the experimental sound of her 2010 releases and the straight up pop from Art Angels.
It’s really beautiful to see how this type of music has gotten such a large mainstream appeal, and I think that that is proof too of how incredible this album is: she immersed this purely experimental and electronic sound in a verse-chorus-verse jacket, and proved that all that you need to make accessible music is a heavy backbeat.
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An amazing experimental album that pushes the boundaries with dream lade-den beats and ethereal echo vocals. It moves through pure darkness and pure light at various points in the album.
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It could well be the case that my idea of Claire Boucher being a self-made pop star, whose look, sound and artwork originated in her Toronto bedroom, is a mere romantic fantasy and that she's just as manufactured as the rest of them (unlikely, but I have been surprised before), but regardless, this still sounds as original and innovative as it did back in 2012. Oblivion is, alongside Frank Ocean's Pyramids, my favourite song of the past decade, yet it surprises how neatly it fits among more leftfield and experimental stuff like Eight or Be A Body.
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'Visions' is an incredibly creative and intriguing artpop/electronica album. Most of the tracks include catchy beats and abstract lyrics that define Claire Boucher's unique style. 'Oblivion' is a song I can listen to over and over and not get tired of. The only critique I have of the album is that at times Claire's high-pitched vocals distract from the other aspects of the music, a prime example being the song 'Eight.' However, this is still a very enjoyable listen and I'd recommend it to all fans of indie and electronic music. My favorite tracks are 'Oblivion,' 'Nightmusic,' and 'Be a Body.'

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On one hand, this is (often) catchy pop music with some beautiful passages. On the other hand, it's antiseptic, inoffensive, trendy background music for a generation of insular, apathetic, urban airbnbheads doing instagram poses with glitter in their beards. Overall, I find the album kind of boring. I can't give it much of my attention for very long. I think it could have been a very good 5-song EP with just the good songs, disposing of the rest. Her next album had a little more going on.
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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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I feel like this is a soundtrack or something.
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Stunning.
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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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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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