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  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Canadian artist was self-produced and features guest appearances from Aristophanes and Janelle Monáe.
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REALiTi
When we were young, we used to get so close to it and you were scared and you were beautiful I wanna peer over the edge and see in death if we are... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Dec 10, 2015
    100
    Art Angels is the kind of album that simultaneously captures its era, is made all the better for it (this 35-year-old Beatles fan would’ve given her nothing but bad advice), and obsolesces it overnight.
  2. 100
    Art Angels is the maximalist brainchild of a prodigious talent. It’s hugely entertaining. It’s delightfully bizarre. It’s refreshingly caustic.
  3. Nov 6, 2015
    91
    It’s slick and gritty, fun and funny, and horrifying and grotesque all at once. It will also make you shake your ass like nothing else.
  4. Nov 10, 2015
    80
    In her willingness to tread the line between the crushing flood of data and irrepressible pop hooks has created a record so undeniably of its time and place (that is, cyberspace) that it can’t be easily ignored.
  5. Dec 18, 2015
    80
    Crackling with radio-primed hooks, whipsnap breakbeats and Boucher’s helium-pitched vocals, Grimes’ third album makes a convincing strike for playlist ubiquity, with a healthy dollop of the oddball chucked in.
  6. Nov 18, 2015
    80
    With pacing like a serial manga franchise, the album shines through its relentless ability to grow on you, despite all odds.
  7. 60
    Packed as it is with all this goodness, Art Angels fails to comprehensively blow your mind. Ultimately, Grimes has not reinvented the pop wheel, she’s just driven it off road a little.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 6 out of 123
  1. Nov 7, 2015
    10
    By far this is the best album that Grimes has created in her career.

    Creatively, with a great production and well-directed composition,
    By far this is the best album that Grimes has created in her career.

    Creatively, with a great production and well-directed composition, Grimes knew how to involve and bring darkness to an alternative pop and that's wonderful. Moreover, she knew exactly how to fit the tracks in your sequence to keep simple, observant, dark and catchy at the same time.

    It's noteworthy amazing tracks like "REALiTi", "Venus Fly", "Butterfly" and "Kill V. Maim" which have, by far, the best plot of production and development.

    Finally, there is nothing to complain about something that's so amazing. Grimes finally arrived in a goddess level, surpassing her previous album "Visions".
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  2. Nov 14, 2015
    10
    This is pretty insane amazing. Grimes has taken her sound to a whole new level. I've been listening to this album start to finish since itThis is pretty insane amazing. Grimes has taken her sound to a whole new level. I've been listening to this album start to finish since it came out. Go Claire! Expand
  3. Apr 24, 2018
    10
    I'll be the first person to admit that just because music is "different" does not automatically make it good. But this is good. This is REALLY good
  4. Nov 7, 2015
    10
    Just perfect,nothing more to say. Grimes managed to surprise everyone with a perfect album,right after her acclaimed "Visions". There is muchJust perfect,nothing more to say. Grimes managed to surprise everyone with a perfect album,right after her acclaimed "Visions". There is much to expect from this canadian singer,producer,multinstrumentalist Expand
  5. Apr 1, 2016
    9
    This album is amazing I have not been able to get in to any other of her other albums. But this one blew my mind it has great lyrics, greatThis album is amazing I have not been able to get in to any other of her other albums. But this one blew my mind it has great lyrics, great instrumentation the album flows well I can actually understand what she is saying. This is a masterpiece I hope she makes more albums like this because I am totally on board. I cant recommend this any more so good. she still has the weirdness of her first three albums but goes more pop and makes her vocals easier to understand which works well for me love this album. Expand
  6. Dec 20, 2015
    9
    OK so Grimes is an amazing artist. When the first track comes on I was immediately pulled in, the opera-like singing is very melodic andOK so Grimes is an amazing artist. When the first track comes on I was immediately pulled in, the opera-like singing is very melodic and beautiful and has me humming it all day. This album has many different styles and every song you get something different but yet still exhilarating. Also the Janelle Monae and Aristophanes features are great. By far Art Angels is one of the top 5 albums of the year. Expand
  7. May 10, 2016
    0
    Terrible album. Does not deserve the critic praise that it has received. Sounds like basic pop music to me. Album is 0/10 don't argue with me.Terrible album. Does not deserve the critic praise that it has received. Sounds like basic pop music to me. Album is 0/10 don't argue with me. Bad album. Expand

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