Art Angels (studio album) by Grimes

Art Angels by Grimes
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-11-06
Overall rank: 416th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 605 votes)
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From 12/11/2021 12:00
A quantidade de textura e a qualidade de batidas são extraordinária. Existe excelente álbuns pops e gênios do pop e Grimes é um exemplo.
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From 12/04/2021 10:24
A fantastically unique modern pop album that combines a lot of different genres together. You can definitely see the influences in the music which is great as they pay a subtle homage to those genres. The production is also brilliant with the record sounding so smooth and flawless. There is also a lot to explore and so many reasons to keep coming back to this record. However, some tracks are a little weaker and the record could do with some cuts as it does lack consistency. Overall, a fun and very enjoyable experience that I love to revisit.
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From 06/12/2021 00:28
Great introduction to Grimes, love flesh without blood
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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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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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From 02/01/2020 17:43
7 Highlights:

Flesh Without Blood
Venus Fly (Feat. Janelle Monáe)
Kill V. Maim
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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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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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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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