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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 134
  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 12, 2015
    10
    Visions was neutral for me (it was good but I don't like that music genre) but this album is more "Pop" than Visions and I like better thanVisions was neutral for me (it was good but I don't like that music genre) but this album is more "Pop" than Visions and I like better than genre. Art Angels is a strange album, but it is still a good and surprisingly catchy! SCREAM and Kill V. Maim are my favorites. Production, composition and vocals, perfect. Expand
  3. Feb 8, 2019
    10
    A ray of light. This is the most colorful album of Grimes, and the best album of her entire career. Perfect!
  4. Nov 7, 2015
    10
    [A] phenomenal album. Grimes sounds a lot better, and the 1st song is one of the best intros I have ever heard. P.S. I pretty much prefer this[A] phenomenal album. Grimes sounds a lot better, and the 1st song is one of the best intros I have ever heard. P.S. I pretty much prefer this version of REALiTi than the demo. Expand
  5. Oct 28, 2016
    9
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  6. Nov 7, 2015
    9
    Probably her riskier effort, but it surely pays. This may be somewhat a new sound for her, but you can still hear Grimes in every song. ClaireProbably her riskier effort, but it surely pays. This may be somewhat a new sound for her, but you can still hear Grimes in every song. Claire playing with "pop" melodies and structures may scare her oldest fans, but what she did here, is something solid and refreshing. 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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