Grimes – Art Angels


Grimes’ 2012 album Visions was widely regard as a ground-breaking success, due mostly to it’s aesthetic. To follow that up is no small task, but Claire Elise Boucher did so with 2015’s art pop wonder Art Angels.

Single Flesh Without Blood, probably the most poppy on the record, shows off Grimes’ range, with her very high, thin voice. SCREAM is an odd concoction of screaming (surprise, I know!) and rapping by Taiwanese musician Aristophanes. Venus Fly, which features Janelle Monáe, uses Grimes’ high range to cheekily lead into a drop, helping it to sound far bigger than you would imagine.

This is most likely the weirdest album on this list, but in a confusing way, one of the most poppy.

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