Album
Visions
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Artist
Grimes

Visions by Grimes

Grimes - Visions
CRITIC SCORE
81
Based on 23 reviews
2012 Rank: #49 / 751
USER SCORE
83
Based on
189 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

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

90
musicOMH

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

86
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

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

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

80
NME

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

80
No Ripcord

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

78
Beats Per Minute

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

75
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

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

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

70
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

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

50
Under The Radar

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

User Reviews
SiberianBreaks
81
Pretty impressive how she made this album on GarageBand. Lots of interesting sounds in the album including her voice. This is just some solid dream pop to listen to and one of the best so far.

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

20
Highly over-rated girlie pop. This is by NO MEANS "experimental". Even Robyn's album from a couple of years back was far more inventive, fun, fresh. This is predictable and boring.

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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