grimes: wat u want
me: a really uninspired and boring album after 3 years of waiting
grimes: got u senpai
grimes: what u want senpai
you: just bore my shit up
grimes: you g-
grimes: that'll be $9.99
>have to listen to nicole Doppleganger before seeing grimes
Anyone else catch the tour?
Didn't she lose the all the masters (or the equivalent)? I guess she would have had no choice but to totally remake it, the original unmixed version would have sounded wildly different mixed in with this album.
Agreed. The demo is good on its own, but would not fit with the album.
LMAO BRO ITS FUN SO ITS GOOD YA ITS ALL ABOUT HAVING FUN THATS WHAT MUSIC IS ALLLLL ABOUT FUN FUN FUN FUN FUN WE ALL LOVE FUN HERE YES WE DO SUPER FUN AWESOME TIME
YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE WOULD BE FUN
IF YOU FUCKING DIED FUCKING GOD DAMN FUCK YOU
THIS so hard. Vision was so boring and simple, even she said so herself!
Fuckin' shit these songs have been so fresh so far, and I'm over half way through the album.
Tbh I've actually been using this version -- luckily the DJ shit gets MUCH less frequent after the first few songs. I mean it's not enough of a hindrance since I really just wanted to hear the album. And it's been so good so far, I'm so impressed
I theorize that there must be some kind of generational hindrance between all the people shitting on this and any others that may like it....
To me this sounds fantastically new
Jesus christ. The upset over this album is so clearly men so insecure in their masculinity that they can't appreciate heavy pop elements.
Just so you know, I enjoy the album and it isn't just because it's 'fun,' it's because it's got the same thing every Grimes album has, which is playful production, emotion, and a subtle vein of subversion; it's just that this time the subversion happens to be her own material.
The fact she has very cloying rap in a song with brutal screaming and that Kill V. Maim is so ardently Britney Spears, as if you infected a lip-sync console with a virus, isn't unintentional; it's the fucking point, and everyone being repulsed have zero ability to analyze creative choices.
Can't wait until Pitchfork gives it BNM and the environment on /mu/ changes as each drone alters in turn their sheepish tune.
can one of you motherfuckers upload the 128 to mega?
>clearly men so insecure in their masculinity that they can't appreciate heavy pop elements
This album will rival Carrie & Lowell and TBAP when it comes to year end lists. I garauntee. This album is a fireball. Every song it bulletproof, in terms of both production and songwriting.
Visions is already herald as one of the best albums of the decade by some. This is a much bigger album than that. She just sounds so strong on this, the confidence is palpable.
Sonically it's here most interesting without a doubt. Yes she incorporates a lot of pop elements, but she makes them uniquely her own. The sound palette she's working with is oddly unsettling; she combines the cutesy dystopic sounds heard in a lot of PC music with really lush instrumentation. It's nostalgic but still very now.
Those calling it pop garbage aren't listening hard enough.
do you roleplay and write fan fiction a lot? I'd think so from the fruity, flowery language, the fantastic, fictionalised take on the album so disconnected from what we actually got
she is goddess of everything that is good, why would she lie to us?
silly anon, you can't fuck a goddess your dick will turn to stone
cool rare grimeth
take one in return
whatcd tracker is down but as soon as it's back up i can provide a link
daily reminder that this female producer and songwriter made a much better experimental pop album last year
This album is like a pure dose of unpretentious happiness.
You need to be an edgy contrarian fedorafag not to like it
I knew it...I knew she'd fucking do it. She made probably the best track on the album, Life in the Vivid Dream, the shortest song that just ends suddenly.
What is with these weird ass musicians who don't shower making nice songs 1 minute and tracks where they bang on a badger carcass and sing in Vietnamese longer?
Shit /mu/, at first I got angry at you for shitting on this album, because I thought you were just trying to be edgy. But man this album really is boring. I mean REALLY boring.
And if this version of Realiti is the version she originally had in mind and the earlier one was just a demo, then oh boy am I glad that we got the demo, because she fucked this track up royaly.
Also I wanna add that I liked Go from the beginning and never got the hate. I wonder how the scrapped album sounded... Honestly I rather wanna hear the scrapped album now that Art Angels is out.
I'm sad now :(
Visions was fucking baller, but the new singles left me cold. Is the full album similar?
Literally every saying this album's shit can't even provide a single reason why
>its pop garbage
are literally the only criticisms you plebs can muster up
Listen here you creep, stop pretending that you can't fathom why someone might find this album to be a piece of shit. I've enjoyed most of Grimes' output to varying degrees from her first. This one just doesn't work, it sounds terrible. Not just because it's poppy or it's a change of direction, they are just bad songs that sound shit.
>they are just bad songs that sound shit
listen to this album a couple of times and the hooks will begin to stand out. You will realise that this is grimes best song writing to date. Production wise this is her best as well.
"Eat this dogshit!"
"Stop, dude, gross! This tastes horrible!"
"Seriously? Tell me a single reason why you don't like this dogshit!"
"Because it isn't good, I said it's disgusting!"
"What kind of half-assed reasoning is that? Stop being such a contrarian hipster FEDORAFAG!!!"
it's universal knowledge that dogshit tastes bad. Our bodies are evolutionarily designed to recognise that. It's fact.
This album is subjective opinion. If you can't provide a reason as to why you think it's bad then your opinion is irrelevant.
You're right music is subjective, but you don't make a conscious decision based on facts to like a piece if music. If you like the music it just "clicks" with you. When I first listened to oblivion it was amazing and I listened to it like 50 times but nothing on this album did that for me. I can't even remember one song.
Because this album puts grimes into the same sound as taylor swift and charli
everything before this grimes had her own unique sound that was superb
I mean fucking sophie/pc music has made better songs then almost everything on art angels besides kill and realiti
or if you wanna go the female route
fka twigs is making 100x better experimental pop then grimes
This album exposed her poor singing ability and songwriting with just okayish production
it's an average album. not bad but not good. it's just meh
I think this is a really good album. California is still just there, but the rest is okay (BOTB) to excellent (Pin, FWB, FVM).
Not quite as good as Halfaxa, but on par with Visions and much better than Geidi Primes.
The songwriting is slapdash, the lyrics make no sense, the hooks aren't there, and her vocals are whimsical to the point of parody.
Realiti stands out from the rest of a songs as the only finished cut in the midst of so many throwaways. People here talking about heavy or deep pop elements have apparently only listened to this one track, because this is the only track besides Flesh Without Blood that would pass MTV muster.
>Not quite as good as Halfaxa
Fucking hipster. Name me one memorable song on Halfaxa. It has none. You're pulling the 'I liked her when she was still underground' routine and it's pathetic. Grimes didn't exist before Visions.
>mfw hearing realiti after listening to the demo dozens of times
flesh without blood is a good song
god I had a little hope she wouldn't dive off the deep end and create an album like this. the singles were very foreshadowing..but jesus christ this really is horrible how disappointing
WTf why does california sound like shit from "The Climb" era Miley Cyrus?
assuming you like Grimes's pre-Art Angels music, this is the stupidest fucking post ever.
people on /mu/ are so fucking shocked when their favorite artists make "mainstream pop" music, but i really don't understand why. all of the music you like is mainstream pop music. Pitchfork was bought by fucking Conde Nast. Stereogum and Vice and all these other corporate rags cover the same fucking artists you all jerk off over. yes, even including your precious Swans.
everything /mu/ cares about is pop fucking music. so until you start giving a fuck about classical or jazz or traditional folk or avant-garde or complex electronic music or underground hip hop (no, Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West are not underground hip hop, and no, i do not mean for you to talk about a bunch of canon '90s rap shit that white people spit into each other's mouths like the cum of a man in a threesome) then you can shut the fuck up about being so offended and triggered by pop music elements.
tl;dr: You probably exclusively listen to pop music, and criticizing this album for being pop music is fucking dumb.
>comparing new Grimes to PC Music
I wish that I could just live in 2013, where people this stupid didn't get to listen to PC Music or influence its artistic direction with money. A time when A. G. Cook was at his creative prime and the extended thinkpiece web wasn't spun yet. I rue the day "Hey QT" came into existence, and I hate every fucking 13 year old boy who decided he was genderqueer because he liked the visual aesthetic of Diamond Wright when he saw it scrolling past Smiths album covers on Tumblr.
I like Art Angels, but it does sound like she is trying to go more mainstream for sure. Can't really hate her for trying to get fucking paid tho son. Go get that $$$. All you clowns are just jelly as fuck.
OP stopped listening after the 2nd song then right?
World Princess Pt 2 is my favorite song maybe
This really is a basic and shit album. You guys can like it, go ahead, but it's objectively basic. It's basic because it rejects most of what made Grimes interesting in the first place and replaces it with stock standard trendy noise that doesn't stand out. Can easily see this album being forgotten in the sea of information within a few years. This album is nothing. it's trash that nobody will remember, unlike Visions.
Wrong, I listened to the entire album while browsing this thread. I gave it a chance, even though I was disappointed by her single from last week. Too bad the album is shit and didn't redeem itself.
If you dislike this album because you think she "changed" listen to Flesh Without Blood and just delete all her music then.
I really don't want to listen to this album. I loved REALiTi, but Flesh without Blood and Scream were fucking bullshit. Sure Grimes has always been "Pop", but at least she stood out once upon a time.
You hate, you bite, you lose
After all, I just don't like you
It's nice that you say you like me
But only conditionally
Your voice, it had the perfect flow
It got lost when you gave it up though
Cause you want money
You want fame
>Grimes makes another shit album
Nothing new here, fucking move on lads.
>A BLOO BLOO MUH FANS DONT LIKE MUH MUSIC A BLOO ;___;
Fuck off. Even if you employ your broad complaints about your broader audience within the narrow constraints of a formulaic Pop song, it's still a fucking formulaic Pop song. No amount of nudging and winking makes the song any better. It's a piece of shit.
And I liked Go.
the album is so unremarkable, I have a heard time considering it even a blunder
it's like terrible mixtape tier shit, complete fucking amateur hour
it'd all make more sense if there was a dude going "DAMN SON WHERE'D YOU FIND THIS!" every 20 seconds and an actual album was yet to come
How about people listen to actual High Quality this time and judge the tracks for what they are?
Fuck the low quality leaks.
Here's Itunes+ quality.
maybe her talent for crafting an album rubbed off on grimeth
It wasn't even about sex, just because you made a couple of ok-ish albums on your laptop doesn't mean you can just waltz into a million-dollar studio and know what you are doing.
>It wasn't even about sex
Boucher produced and engineered all of the tracks on the album by herself, after having a lack of control over production while collaborating with other artists. In a 2015 feature by The Fader, Boucher stated that while working in music studios "there [were] all these engineers [that didn't let her] touch the equipment [...] and then a male producer would come in, and he’d be allowed to do it". These experiences, which she described as sexist, left her "disillusioned with the music industry" and made her "realize what [she] was doing is important".
Listening through for the first time now, there's some pretty okay moments. There's some melody at least. It's not as bad as everybody's making it out to be, but it's nowhere near as good as "U JUST DNT LIKE IT CUZ ITS MAINSTREAM" morons are saying it is either.
dude no one on this website gives a fuck about music
they just want to circle jerk and spout memes
take your serious dissections elsewhere, we'll keep listening to pop music and acting like it's interesting patrician fodder
California was amazing, but what the fuck is the rest of this album?
Shut up though. This album is great. I just love how dense Halfaxa was.
If you're asking, Weregild, Dream Fortress, World Princess (out of interest, what the hell makes Pt. II a sequel? It's kinda like Drinker by Kyary, which is cute af) and Favriel.
>grimes takes her SC thread-tier vaporpop bullshit and refines it into actually good songs
>/mu/ hates it
Why am I not surprised
the cover makes perfect sense now and doesnt anger me so much anymore. i mainly had problems with the red sidebar. colours are fine but it's messy. but now i get why it is there and looking like that
LEGIT CRITICISM HERE:
Why is Life In The Vivid Dream so oddly placed on this album?
Once Butterfly hits it's like a smack in the face and not in a good way
Make Life In The Vivid Dream track 5 right after Flesh Without Blood (like in the music video) and the album flows to perfection. Y/W
This is really the biggest thing: there aren't any real hooks on this album.
I do like the album version of REALITI though, after having listened to the demo so many times. It's kind of like she's covering herself, though she ran it through a Kyle Minogue filter.
>there aren't any real hooks on this album
>Flesh Without Blood
>KIll v Maim
>WORLD PRINCESS PT 2
ya'll didn't even listen.
I'm coming back next month when everyone loves this album
I listened to it, "Kill v Maim" has something going on (World Princess Pt. 2 nearly gets there) but most of the album is surprisingly meandering for what initially feels like punchy pop music.
Realiti doesn't count.
i just love how her vocals are mixed on it. thats really it desu. and some of the choruses are really really good. but pleb /mu/ doesnt know shit about actually making a song.
also realiti is still best song in past 2 years, OF ALL GENRES
DOES SPOTIFY PLAY THE VERSION OFF MY ITUNES IF IT IS ALREADY IN MY LIBRARY?!?!?
BECAUSE IM PLAYING THIS SHIT ON SPOTIFY
AND ITS PLAYING THE DJ AARON ELLIS LEAKED VERSION I ALMOST SHIT MYSELF WHEN I THOUGHT I WAS FINALLY LISTENING TO THE LEGIT VERSION AND THE HOPSIN THING CAME ON?!?!?
OR DID AARON PUT THE DJ AARON ELLIS VERSION ON HERE!?!?
how the fuck is grimes pretentious in any sense? she wholeheartedly loves pop music and isn't afraid to listen to advocate for shit that 80% of this board wouldn't even admit as their "guilty pleasures"
>I theorize that there must be some kind of generational hindrance between all the people shitting on this and any others that may like it....
>To me this sounds fantastically new
It's new to you because you're old.
I can't really tell who is being sarcastic in this thread or not, but I really liked this album. I have no real reverence for Grime's past work except for a handful of singles and I love pop music so this was up my alley. I understand people being disappointed, but taken for what the album is, I think it's a really solid pop album. Maybe not a really solid Grimes album, but I won't let that keep me from enjoying this.
>fixing something by getting rid of the shitty parts
Yeah, but you could do that with literally anything.
Pizza tastes good if there's no diarrhea on it, what's your point you silly anonymous person