[AOTY Elon Musk attempts to review Grimes: Part 1]
It's just Grimes man, what could possibly go wrong?

Everything.

I'd be pretty satisfied to talk about Visions instead, a Grimes record I genuinely think is great, but truth is, my review would basically be me putting other reviewer's mouths into mine. I wouldn't have much to say. Now with Art Angels, I'd say that this relatively uninteresting record is a lot more interesting to discuss.

I mean, just look at the reviews for this. Though it has an 82 average user score, reception is fairly mixed. Reviews range from incredibly positive to horrendous to og aoty users responding to each other in Japanese. Clearly, something's up.

I'm willing to bet that had this not been a Grimes record, this wouldn't receive the attention it got. No, this isn't me saying that she's overhyped or anything like that. What I mean is that Grimes herself is a very interesting artist. I may not like Art Angels, but it definitely has its place in her artistic ambition and progression. What's quite odd is that the change in direction she took after Visions makes it seem like she is continuously aiming to appeal to a different audience.

Needless to say, I appreciate and respect this album a lot more than I actually enjoy it. I like Grimes (*insert Elon Musk joke*), but Art Angels becomes an even more dull album experience the more I return to it as time passes. I remember being pretty excited and liking the record back in 2015. Now, I've sucked this album dry and there's nothing to come back to. The production is bare. The songs work fairly well individually but not as a cohesive album piece. It's more accessible, but its attempts to sound weird and authentic kinda fall flat. It's undeniably a creative pop experience, but there's little substance and nothing that really ties the album together. Grimes takes a different ambitious route, but it's not something I find myself enjoying at the end of the day.

Can't wait to see what her next album presents to the table. I just hope I can find enjoyment and appeal out of it.

Also, if you use the term "overrated", "overhyped" or "underrated" to describe an album and its quality, you're not saying shit. It's all just subjectivity!
2 Comments
Jul 3, 2019
One time I pretended to like this album to impress an old time crush. It was weird.

And if you only knew how much I loved the "AOTY Elon Musk"... *tears of pride*
Feb 27, 2020
@KingKRoolisBack Fantano a strange melon man
Liked By
More Reviews by Inglume
Grimes - We Appreciate Power
75
Jul 8, 2019
Rate and review albums along with your friends. Create an account.
Become a Donor
Donor badge, no ads + more benefits.
Advertisement
Also Reviewed By
estenaosoueu
gabromzk
MothaOfMotha12
DEEPSLEEP
Space Vacation
royalflush
playlistwizard
cfreemon
liammenzies
Hawk_
goncalocouto
nemgax
RyannAlpaca
EMR
cookie
Advertisement
Popular Albums
Gorillaz - Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
Gorillaz
Song Machine, Season One: Strange Timez
clipping. - Visions of Bodies Being Burned
clipping.
Visions of Bodies Being Burned
Ariana Grande - positions
Ariana Grande
positions
Adrianne Lenker - songs
Adrianne Lenker
songs
Ty Dolla $ign - Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Ty Dolla $ign
Featuring Ty Dolla $ign
Dorian Electra - My Agenda
Dorian Electra
My Agenda

October Playlist
Forums