Visions (studio album) by Grimes

Visions by Grimes
Year: 2012
Release date: 2012-01-31
Overall rank: 579th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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77/100 (from 684 votes)
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Visions is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by Grimes on

The best album by Grimes is Art Angels which is ranked number 418 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 4,566.

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From 11/04/2020 19:36
gooooooood pop album, cant wait to see the development for the next grimes albums
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From 09/21/2020 23:12
Despite what I might have said after my first couple of listens this is a great album with no weak tracks. Best enjoyed with headphones, as is all her work.
Fave songs: Genesis, Oblivion, Visiting Statue
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From 06/24/2020 10:35
Fav. Tracks: Infinite ♡ Without Fulfillment (Intro), Genesis, Be A Body (侘寂).
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From 03/22/2020 09:29
Hits that sweet spot, both an album that captures a very certain moment in musical time but still sounds just as incredibly crisp and engrossing nearly a decade later. Not as outright weird or foreboding as her previous mixtapes could get, but the sounds feeling much more pointed and interwoven work in the album's favor- the song's start to really evoke an actual purpose rather than just conjuring up a vague mood. She would continue to get better, but this album is a special little something on it's own right.
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From 01/01/2020 19:55
Beautifully engaging dreamy pop record. The almost entirety of the album is filled with pristine 9s and 10s before fizzling out a bit at the end. Easily a top album of the decade for me

Favorite tracks: Genesis, Oblivion, Vowels = Space and Time
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From 11/05/2018 23:42
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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From 12/22/2017 23:05
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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From 08/23/2017 11:55
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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From 07/08/2017 00:34
'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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From 05/15/2017 21:48
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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