• Record Label:
  • Release Date:
Art Angels Image
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 32 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 847 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: The fourth full-length release for the Canadian artist was self-produced and features guest appearances from Aristophanes and Janelle Monáe.
Buy On

Top Track

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.

See all 32 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 94 out of 106
  2. Negative: 6 out of 106
  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".
    Expand
  2. Nov 9, 2015
    10
    Um álbum inteligente que é super pop e super alternativo ao mesmo tempo. Com tantas referências advindas do som experimental, punk rock,Um álbum inteligente que é super pop e super alternativo ao mesmo tempo. Com tantas referências advindas do som experimental, punk rock, K-Pop, country, video games, mangás, entre outros, Grimes consegue entregar um álbum complexo e profundo recheado de emoção, eufórico e melancólico, com faixas cheias de camadas de instrumentos e voz. Ah, e ela fez isso tudo sozinha! Expand
  3. Feb 2, 2018
    10
    Um album transcendente que nos faz viajar profundamente desde a primeira track. Obrigado Grimes
  4. Nov 8, 2015
    10
    Compared from its previous work, "Visions", this album is less dark and more funny and happy, it doesn't loose Grimes' weird sound and lyrics.Compared from its previous work, "Visions", this album is less dark and more funny and happy, it doesn't loose Grimes' weird sound and lyrics. This is an amazing record, especially if you're ashamed of listening to the bad produced top 40 songs, because "Art Angels" is absolutely well produced. Expand
  5. Nov 12, 2015
    9
    Claire Boucher entrega um impressionante e sólido novo trabalho. Explorando e extrapolando sua criatividade, Grimes compõe um álbum diverso eClaire Boucher entrega um impressionante e sólido novo trabalho. Explorando e extrapolando sua criatividade, Grimes compõe um álbum diverso e com a maturidade que uma artista deve ter. Com seus sons diferenciados, Art Angels consegue ser esquisito, divertido e delicioso de se ouvir, seja por seus ritmos ou pelos seus vocais. E, acima de tudo, representa para a própria cantora um poderoso passo à frente em sua carreira. Expand
  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

See all 106 User Reviews

Related Articles

  1. The Best Albums of 2015

    The Best Albums of 2015 Image
    Published: December 29, 2015
    We reveal our final official list of 2015's highest-scoring albums.
  2. Best of 2015: Music Critic Top Ten Lists

    Best of 2015: Music Critic Top Ten Lists Image
    Published: December 2, 2015
    Over the next month, we'll be collecting year-end top 10 album lists from over 140 music critics, publications, record stores, and other sources. Find individual lists and this year's cumulative rankings inside.
  3. Best of November 2015: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV

    Best of November 2015: Top Albums, Games, Movies & TV Image
    Published: November 30, 2015
    Browse our handy guide to the best entertainment of the past month, with lists of the highest-scoring video games, TV shows, albums, and films released during November.