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  • Summary: The fourth release for the Canadian artist Claire Boucher is her first on the 4AD label.
  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Indie Pop
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Oblivion
I never walk about after dark It's my point of view 'Cause someone could break your neck Coming up behind you Always coming and you'd never have a... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    91
    On her 4AD debut, Visions, she continues her march toward accessibility, rendering hazy, quixotic sketches into tangible, hook-heavy electro-pop.
  2. Feb 8, 2012
    86
    Visions is exactly what it sounds like: it's an aesthetic and conceptual vision, one utterly unique to Boucher, and it's both strange and satisfying.
  3. Feb 16, 2012
    80
    While Visions is unmistakably 2012 sonically in its references to R&B and hip-hop, it also fits remarkably gracefully into 4AD's impressive back catalogue of dream pop.
  4. Feb 21, 2012
    80
    Fresh and surprisingly accessible despite its quirks, Visions is bewitching.
  5. Mar 26, 2012
    80
    Visions is beautifully conceived and executed, musically, lyrically and thematically.
  6. Feb 27, 2012
    70
    When it works, it makes for gloriously contradictory pop--it's just a shame that the formula isn't a little more consistent.
  7. 50
    It's a bummer that Visions ended up as a fever dream of a record: unnecessarily oblique, listlessly long (48 minutes!), and painfully shapeless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. May 5, 2012
    10
    Claire's ethereal dream pop music style is setted up in this record, and maximized. Not much alike her last two, this is a pavement to aClaire's ethereal dream pop music style is setted up in this record, and maximized. Not much alike her last two, this is a pavement to a success, and the songs seems to be attached. 'Genesis' and 'Oblivion' sounds like featured stories. 'Circumambient', 'Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)' and 'Visiting Statue' are the best recordings in this album. It is the year's best until now. Expand
  2. Oct 15, 2015
    10
    Claire's revelation. This album is a completely masterpiece, a revelation, it's an incredible work of art, that fits perfectly with her voice,Claire's revelation. This album is a completely masterpiece, a revelation, it's an incredible work of art, that fits perfectly with her voice, it's so amazing. Expand
  3. Jan 31, 2016
    10
    Grimes is a genius. A DIY mastermind who is simply like no other. Listen to Visions to experience her sheer brilliance and give your auditoryGrimes is a genius. A DIY mastermind who is simply like no other. Listen to Visions to experience her sheer brilliance and give your auditory system an epic treat. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2012
    10
    wow, only 2 weeks ago i discover her,,, and Visions becomes one of my favorites, Amazing album - dreamy electro pop sounds, a little bit ofwow, only 2 weeks ago i discover her,,, and Visions becomes one of my favorites, Amazing album - dreamy electro pop sounds, a little bit of rock.. but l love the most her voice... Expand
  5. Sep 11, 2016
    9
    A perfectionist work of dream pop, Claire Boucher may not be the greatest singer, but she's clearly a phenomenal producer, despite the songsA perfectionist work of dream pop, Claire Boucher may not be the greatest singer, but she's clearly a phenomenal producer, despite the songs not being very eloquently, it is an amazing atmosphere created for the oneiric Visions. Expand
  6. Apr 30, 2013
    9
    "Visions" is an album that will want to make you fall in love. Visions pulls of 47 minutes of electronic music that draws in influences from"Visions" is an album that will want to make you fall in love. Visions pulls of 47 minutes of electronic music that draws in influences from Dream Pop, synthpop and experimental, and blended together makes out a sonic landscape of electronic bliss. Visions will make you cry as much as it will make you want to dance. It's an artful piece of work, and is worth a listen from anyone who enjoys great music.

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  7. Jul 5, 2017
    6
    Vision is not a bad album, but feels rushed and unfinished compared to her other works.
    However, the ideas are there, and they are good, it
    Vision is not a bad album, but feels rushed and unfinished compared to her other works.
    However, the ideas are there, and they are good, it just that they aren’t as refined as they should and don’t really make me eager to listen to the full album in one take.
    Being what it is I find this album to be the one which confirms Grimes talent that will be recognized by everyone in Art Angels.
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