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Sunday, March 18, 2012

GRIMES / Visions [2012]

Bizarro electro-pop artist Grimes makes her big label debut on 2012's Visions and shows she has something to prove.
A delightfully fun little mixture of '80's tinged synth-looped dance songs, flavored with the slightest hint of J-pop and psychedelic art rock. It has a great late night quality to it that conjures up images of ghostly pixies in an otherworldly florescent night-garden.
Had Grimes decided to lop off a good 10 minutes or so from this album, she'd have a pretty solid effort but after so long it begins to drag and loses it's hypnotizing allure.

3 impounded chickens on a steamboat out of 5

Songs Of Note: Oblivion; Nightmusic


Dr Faustus said...

The cover makes it look like a punk demo from the tape trading days. Her voice would irritate me after a while.

cuckoo77 said...

She does her own artwork.

It does get pretty grating after awhile.

If the album was a under 35 minutes I might have given it a 4....but 48 minutes is just too much.