Grimes - Art Angels (Album Review)

Grimes - Art Angels (Album Review)

From Rococo to Electronica, the Canadian queen of art pop creates a stunning mashup of old and future sounds on 4th studio release, Art Angels. Herein Boucher avoids the trap of genre exclusivity; creating an audiovisual cornucopia that spans arcade-style aggrotech in tracks like ‘Kill V. Maim’ and a faux soprano-style aria in ‘Laughing And Not Being Normal’. 

At times, Grimes’ voice is reminiscent of Cocteau Twins’ Elizabeth Fraser. While elsewhere, her screeching and otherworldly vocals bring to mind The Cranes’ Alison Shaw. 

Highlights include ‘Realiti’ — with its melodic trance vibe (However, the demo version is still a favorite), ‘Scream (Feat. Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes)’, ‘Venus Fly (Feat. Janelle Monae)’, and the sweet airy ballad ‘Flesh Without Blood’.