14 Songs, 49 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Art Angels’ opening trio of songs present a handy summation of Claire Boucher’s singular appeal. The operatic “Laughing and Not Being Normal” opens before making way for “California”. Ostensibly an irresistible country-twanged foot-tapper and easily the catchiest thing she’s recorded, its lyrics unload a bleak commentary on her industry’s treatment of female stars. Next up: the strident “Scream” featuring Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes and plenty of actual howling. Whether discordant and urgent (“Flesh without Blood”, “Kill V. Maim”) or dazzlingly beautiful (“Easily”, “Pin”), Art Angels is a Catherine wheel of ferocious pop invention and Grimes’ grandest achievement.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Art Angels’ opening trio of songs present a handy summation of Claire Boucher’s singular appeal. The operatic “Laughing and Not Being Normal” opens before making way for “California”. Ostensibly an irresistible country-twanged foot-tapper and easily the catchiest thing she’s recorded, its lyrics unload a bleak commentary on her industry’s treatment of female stars. Next up: the strident “Scream” featuring Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes and plenty of actual howling. Whether discordant and urgent (“Flesh without Blood”, “Kill V. Maim”) or dazzlingly beautiful (“Easily”, “Pin”), Art Angels is a Catherine wheel of ferocious pop invention and Grimes’ grandest achievement.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
76 Ratings

76 Ratings

Travissssssww ,

I love it i love it i love it

Grimes is a daddy

musicfan24242424 ,

Not as good as visions but decent

Visions was a masterpiece and so I was hoping for something similar, not the same of course change is natural but though there are some decent tracks on here mostly towards the latter half of the album, the heavier ska early-no-doubt style in the a-side tracks especially is too jarring and uneven for grimes and isn’t what I love about them. Hoping for a better next album :)

Iniuchi ,

Wow

Grimes is a genius.

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