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Art Angels (album) by Grimes 

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Art Angels
Art Angels by Grimes (2015)
Release date: 2015-11-06
Overall rank: 547th   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 457 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2015 (5th)
Top 100 albums of the 2010s (52nd)
Top 1,000 albums of all time (547th)

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Art Angels is ranked as the best album by Grimes.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 457 votes)
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95/100
12/06/2018 15:59
67/100
 
85/100
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85/100
 
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95/100
From Vegetariat 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 LordMark 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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90/100
From antaiospiano 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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85/100
From Kalos 09/04/2017 15:37
Madonna under drugs. Hyper K-pop, this is accelerationism!
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75/100
From Pretender 07/15/2017 15:51
Waited many years for an interesting popmelodic album. Here it is!
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65/100
From IgnacioJoaquin 12/18/2016 19:43
it's surely better than Visions
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75/100
From Lacobra 10/13/2016 00:53
No todo Art Angels funciona, pero buena parte de él sí lo hace, y en esos momentos es jodidamente genial. Las melodías de Claire llegan el flashes, en pequeños disturbios (casi gemidos) de adorable gracia femenina, y su producción ha avanzado a pasos agigantados también (¡el beat de "Flesh Without Blood"!). También ocurre que hay suficiente variación para justificar la escucha de todo el disco de corrido. Buen trabajo.

Lástima la destrucción de "Realiti".
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From emmgreenwood 06/14/2016 20:47
Disappointing if anything. Boring at times. Certainly not her best work.
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85/100
From M42K0 05/18/2016 01:35
If you ask me, after "To Pimp A Butterfly" and "Carrie & Lowell", this is easily the third best album of the last year.
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80/100
From VanillaBean 03/01/2016 17:28
Overall I enjoyed it more than Visions though I would argue that none of these songs quite hit the high mark of Genesis or Oblivion.

Also I can't talk about these albums without mentioning how awesome the album artwork is for both of them!
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