🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Grimes

Let’s see how you really feel a-Boucher…

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Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
A Tribe Called Quest 4.56
Kraftwerk 4.50
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Alice Coltrane 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
John Coltrane 4.37
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
The Temptations 4.32
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Boards Of Canada 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Four Tet 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
The Four Tops 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Cocteau Twins 4.11
Orbital 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
De La Soul 4.10
The Stooges 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Yo La Tengo 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
Joanna Newsom 4.02
Mclusky 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Sufjan Stevens 4.01
The Knife 4.01
Run The Jewels 4.00
Sharon Van Etten 4.00
New Order 3.99
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
Grandaddy 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Frank Ocean 3.86
Spiritualized 3.85
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
Deftones 3.84
Future Of The Left 3.84
Siouxsie & The Banshees 3.83
Underworld 3.82
The Kinks 3.82
At The Drive-In 3.82
Guided By Voices 3.82
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
Spacemen 3 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Mercury Rev 3.63
Blur 3.61
The Magnetic Fields 3.61
N.W.A. 3.61
Beck 3.59
Elvis Costello 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
Daft Punk 3.50
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
The Flaming Lips 3.46
Hot Chip 3.44
Bon Iver 3.43
Idlewild 3.42
George Michael 3.41
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
Queens Of The Stone Age 3.39
Big Thief 3.39
The Postal Service 3.38
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
TV On The Radio 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Dr. Dre 3.32
Hole 3.31
Squarepusher 3.31
Iggy Pop 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Vampire Weekend 3.26
Doves 3.26
Death Cab For Cutie 3.24
James Brown 3.23
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Hall & Oates 3.21
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
The Streets 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Pearl Jam 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Goldfrapp 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Lana Del Rey 3.11
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Placebo 3.06
The Charlatans 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
The Divine Comedy 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
AC/DC 3.00
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
Elbow 2.91
The Stone Roses 2.90
The Doors 2.89
Franz Ferdinand 2.89
The Mars Volta 2.89
Ariana Grande 2.88
Tool 2.88
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
Slipknot 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
My Chemical Romance 2.54
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
The Beautiful South 2.43
Meat Loaf 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Michael Jackson 2.39
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Coldplay 2.31
IDLES 2.29
Rancid 2.26
Guns N’ Roses 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Robbie Williams 2.20
Katy Perry 2.18
Bon Jovi 2.11
No Doubt 2.10
Christina Aguilera 2.09
The Offspring 2.08
Moby 2.06
Adele 2.05
Aerosmith 2.03
Kings Of Leon 2.01
The Libertines 1.99
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74
Kasabian 1.57

Next then;

Grimes

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0 voters

  • Geidi Primes
  • Halfaxa
  • Visions
  • Art Angels
  • Miss Anthropocene

0 voters

  • Genesis
  • Go
  • Entropy
  • Flesh Without Blood
  • Kill V. Maim
  • We Appreciate Power
  • Violence
  • So Heavy I Fell Through The Earth
  • My Name Is Dark
  • 4ÆM
  • Delete Forever

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“Aqua for hipsters” is still my default answer…like Oblivion though

8 Likes

Really loved Visions when it came out. Couldn’t be arsed with the more recent ones though for some reason.

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Not heard anything before Visions but the three albums from then on all have some very good stuff on them though I’m rarely going back to listen to the albums in full.

Surprised it wasn’t a single as Oblivion is her best song and think it would walk the poll, though the two big Art Angels singles are also very good.

Quite hard to score as there’s a nagging feeling pre-empting her totally fucking it due to her association with Leon Mollusc, though her last album and the rave mixes after it were decent if you ignore that stuff.

High 3 I think.

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Oblivion had a video…sure that countsas a single these days…

Having ignored some other fairly egregious transgressions to focus on the music of other artists, it would be deeply unfair to mark Grimes down for her choice of pet, however even before she adopted the elongated muskrat there was something off-putting about the whole vibe/aesthetic. Like that she was exactly the sort of person who would name a child a string of ASCII characters and consider it deep.

The music then - the three or four tracks that hit really really do it for me and her vocal processing is a big influence in some of the stuff I’ve tried to do when putting my own music together… but a lot of it feels like it’s just surface and quirk and doesn’t really land for me

Probably a high 3, but looking at the artists in 4 I can’t stretch to a 4.

3

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Visions was ace. Odd song here and there since then has been good but no album has been as strong.

Her musk association has sullied her somewhat. Hope she takes him for billions.

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Could never get on with her music. :man_shrugging:t2: had anyone got an introduction playlist and I’ll give her another go?

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Visions is great, everything else I’ve heard is fine but hasn’t really stuck. 3/5 I think.

Art Angels is incredible and Visions is very good too. Wish I’d seen her live around that time. Kill v Maim is one of the best singles of the last decade.

But yeah, the Musk association has definitely tainted the music.

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I just assumed this was the two of them trolling the media and gaining some privacy by keeping their kid’s real name private.

She’s a 3/4 for me, some of her stuff is brilliant but not consistently enough. I reckon this is her best mind:

4 Likes

She can have a 3 because despite not getting her early work I enjoyed Miss Anthropocene.

I think Musk is a goon but we can’t be castigating people for their partners really.

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Yeah judging or even defining a successful female artist on the actions of their partner/husband is a bit :grimacing: imo.

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Do think she has something special going on.
Oblivion and Realiti are great.
I listened to Art Angels a fair bit and at times it sounded utterly brilliant, although exhausting - just such an exuberant sugar rush. I probably would give it another occasional listen but essentially it’s an album I’m happy to have heard at a particular time and leave there.

Didn’t bother with the latest album as the singles/preview songs seemed so generic and dull.

Probably haven’t really heard enough to vote but 3 anyway.

Her musk ker Du?

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Oh yeah, how is ol Grimey?

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Both Visions and Art Angels are excellent, The latter would likely make it into my top 50 of the 2010s. Would be a 5 but the most recent one is infuriatingly terrible. Need to see how the next one turns out but for now it’s a 4.

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I read somewhere that the kid’s name is actually Archangel, after the Burial song