Art Angels (studio album) by Grimes

Art Angels
Art Angels by Grimes
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-11-06
Overall rank: 417th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 570 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 5 albums of 2015 (5th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (56th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (417th)

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Art Angels is ranked as the best album by Grimes.

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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 570 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.8/100, a mean average of 77.2/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.9/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.8.

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95/100
From 12/05/2020 12:16
Meticulously composed and beautifully arranged by a one-of-a-kind prodigy, this album is the definition of masterful and variegated pop music, enriched by Claire Boucher (Grimes)'s vast palate of genres and sounds and a perfectionist's work ethic in terms of production and lyrical content. The ultimate "weirdo" pop album of the last two decades, comparable to the works of Bjork in the 90s and of Kate Bush and Grace Jones in the 70s and 80s; add a "cyberpunk-kawaii-anime-pastel-goth-emo" aesthetic to the mix and there you have it, art pop at its finest! Great job, c!
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From 07/22/2020 09:29
decent 7
Best: Laughing And Not Being Normal, Flesh Without Blood, Kill V. Maim, Realiti, Butterfly
Worst: Scream
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90/100
From 06/29/2020 14:43
Fav. Tracks: SCREAM (Feat. Aristophanes), Flesh Without Blood, Belly Of The Beat, Kill V. Maim, Life In The Vivid Dream.
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85/100
From 02/01/2020 17:43
7 Highlights:

Flesh Without Blood
Easily
Pin
California
Venus Fly (Feat. Janelle Monáe)
Butterfly
Kill V. Maim
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95/100
From 11/20/2018 06:52
My introduction to Grimes, and what an introduction it was! The first track filled me with a sense of expectation, of curiosity. Then 'California' hits, with all its catchiness, incredible lyricism, and captiviating instrumentation. The Album remains consistently strong from there with only a few songs being less than perfect.
Favourite 3 tracks:
California, Artangels, REALiTi
Least favourite 3 tracks:
Laughing and not Being normal, Scream, World Princess pt II
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100/100
From 06/01/2018 08:40
Grimes is a big fan of Korean pop music, and it definitely shows on this album. These songs might be sung in English (except for "Scream"), but Art Angels still comes off sounding like k-pop on drugs.

I know that most people prefer Visions, but for me, this is definitely Grimes' magnum opus. She made a more accessible album, but she didn't compromise her vision nor her integrity in the process. I'm pleasantly surprised by how well the rest of the album holds up against "Flesh Without Blood" and "Kill V. Maim".
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80/100
From 04/21/2018 22:37
When she says her music is genreless I snicker smugly, but I sure have a hard time dissecting the songs to reveal the underlying genres; I’m sure they’re still there, but it’s just súch a megalomanic mix. If I am really inconsiderate I would throw this in the box with “synthpop” written on it. But every track is different; every song showcases a piece of her mind (literally and figuratively), revealing the diversity not so much of the woman being, but of the human being, since I’m sure she is smart enough not to label any of these pieces of mind of her “masculine” or “feminine”.

Her newfound love for catchiness is very welcome and doesn’t dumb anything down, but is rather an indication of direction. All in all it makes her the “Goldfrapp with ambition” I never knew I needed so much in my life.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 09/04/2017 15:37
Madonna under drugs. Hyper K-pop, this is accelerationism!
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80/100
From 07/15/2017 15:51
Waited many years for an interesting popmelodic album. Here it is!
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65/100
From 12/18/2016 19:43
it's surely better than Visions
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