Editors' Notes Art Angels’ opening trio of songs presents 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 firework of ferocious pop invention and Grimes’ grandest achievement.

SONG
Laughing and Not Being Normal
1
1:47
 
California
2
3:18
 
Scream (feat. Aristophanes)
3
2:20
 
Flesh without Blood
4
4:24
 
Belly of the Beat
5
3:25
 
Kill V. Maim
6
4:06
 
Artangels
7
4:07
 
Easily
8
3:03
 
Pin
9
3:32
 
REALiTi
10
5:06
 
World Princess, Pt. II
11
5:05
 
Venus Fly (feat. Janelle Monáe)
12
3:45
 
Life in the Vivid Dream
13
1:27
 
Butterfly
14
4:12
 

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