Art Angels (album) by Grimes

Art Angels
Art Angels by Grimes
Year: 2015
Release date: 2015-11-06
Overall rank: 404th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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79/100 (from 543 votes)
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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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From 09/04/2017 15:37
Madonna under drugs. Hyper K-pop, this is accelerationism!
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From 07/15/2017 15:51
Waited many years for an interesting popmelodic album. Here it is!
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From 12/18/2016 19:43
it's surely better than Visions
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From 10/26/2016 18:11
Exemplary album that sounds both mainstream and like nothing on this earth. Grimes really is far ahead of her peers and has cemented herself as a new pop pioneer with this album, complete with exceptionally layered production (that she painstakingly creates herself), unique vocals & great lyrics. Most songs are also really catchy, yet still full of Grimes' eccentricities. I'm hyped for her next project.
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From 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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