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Grimes - Visions

Grimes - Visions
CRITIC SCORE
80
Based on 23 reviews
2012 Rank: #56 / 664
USER SCORE
82
Based on
209 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
A.V. Club

She continues her march toward accessibility, rendering hazy, quixotic sketches into tangible, hook-heavy electro-pop.

90
musicOMH
musicOMH

It's an album to live in and love, to dance to and to wallow in.

86
Coke Machine Glow
Coke Machine Glow

Visions, Boucher’s fourth formal release in just under two years and the best thing she’s yet put her name to by far, is very likely to be weird music’s worldwide coming out party.

85
Pitchfork
Pitchfork

Visions finds Boucher mining not just the clean brightness of Aphex Twin-like atmospherics but also the immediacy of straight-up mall-pop

80
PopMatters
PopMatters

Visions’ rebellious contrariness to evade classification is part of the design and certainly part of the charm.

80
NME
NME

It’s like skipping through a thousand excellent tracks on your iPod shuffle and isolating 13 perfect moments.

80
No Ripcord
No Ripcord

Visions is beautifully conceived and executed, musically, lyrically and thematically.

78
Beats Per Minute
Beats Per Minute

Delicious yet uncomplicated, satisfying but hardly filling, Visions showcases an artist with clear talent and potential.

75
The 405
The 405

Were this an EP, it might have been a perfect release, but as it stands Visions, while improving on previous work, is not yet the career defining moment that Boucher seemed to suggest it might be.

70
Consequence of Sound
Consequence of Sound

Visions is a remarkable outing for Boucher in that it manages to showcase her knack for spinning bits and pieces from all points on the musical spectrum into crafty, easily digestible pop.

70
Spin
Spin

Boucher's talent lies in the balance of exploiting her gifts and leveraging what's come before her, but judiciously.

70
FACT Magazine
FACT Magazine

As time wears on you start to feel that things are a bit too ethereal, as ideas fall short of solidifying into concrete hooks and structures begin to feel just slightly aimless

70
Drowned in Sound
Drowned in Sound

Everything on Visions smells crisp and clean, doused in eco-friendly laundry detergent; there is no stench of compromise here.

50
Under The Radar
Under The Radar

Visions isn’t as much of an evolution as it is an elongation

User Reviews
59
Fav Tracks: Oblivion, Genesis, Symphonia IX

Least Fav Track: Nightmusic

asjklas
84
Visions requires patience in a sense that it takes multiple listens—about as many as Grimes' layered vocals, which have been documented to reach up to 50—and once the less climactic ones are skipped, it's a surprisingly pleasant experience the more it grows on you. A few of my favorite highlights that didn't catch me upon the first or second listen are "Skin", a seductive-in-a-Grimes-way ballad that transitions from soulful R&B to dark, calming synths you swore you ... read more

SiberianBreaks
71
It's a very creative album with some impressive instrumental work. I can't really see this is really experimental as everyone says. It's a solid piece of work but Grimes has way more potential.

Favourite tracks: Oblivion, Genesis, Be A Body (侘寂), Know The Way (Outro), Skin, Circumambient

94
stunning hypnotic electronic / dance music, beautiful melodies accompanied by great dance beats and superb production, a truly lovely album

75
Favorite track: Genesis

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DETAILS

RELEASED: February 21, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Arbutus
GENRE: Synthpop, Dream Pop
WEBSITE: www.grimesmusic.com
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 1 - AllMusic
# 5 - Clash
# 2 - Cokemachineglow
# 17 - Consequence of Sound
# 2 - DIY
# 5 - Exclaim!
# 26 - FACT Magazine
# 3 - FILTER
# 19 - Gigwise
# 1 - Gorilla vs. Bear
# 24 - musicOMH
# 2 - NME
# 15 - No Ripcord
# 41 - Obscure Sound
# 50 - Paste
# 9 - Pazz and Jop
# 6 - Pitchfork
# 11 - PopMatters
# 8 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 33 - Rolling Stone
# 10 - Spinner
# 26 - Stereogum
# 2 - The Fly
# 2 - The Guardian
# 41 - Time Out London
# 11 - Tiny Mix Tapes
# 17 - Uncut
# 10 - Under the Radar
Track List
  1. Infinite ♡ Without Fulfillment (intro) 
  2. Genesis 
  3. Oblivion
  4. Eight 
  5. Circumambient 
  6. Vowels = space and time 
  7. Visiting Statue
  8. Be A Body (侘寂) 
  9. Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus) [ft. Doldrums] 
  10. Symphonia IX (my wait is u) 
  11. Nightmusic (feat. Majical Cloudz) 
  12. Skin 
  13. know the way (outro)
Contributions By
royalflush, thisisabtlgrnd, patton
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Added on: October 27, 2011