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Mattias
post Apr 30 2018, 07:31 PM
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hi.gif 15 Grimes songs, 14 Grimes listeners... One winner! Commentary may not be perfectly satisfying as tbh I just don't have much time this week!!1 (however I wanna get this done)

I was thinking I'll present one song per post (and I might do this over two evenings). Sound good?

sit back, relax, listen to grimes and enjoy
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post Apr 30 2018, 07:34 PM
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One of the holy trinity (Go, Flesh Without Blood, Kill v. Maim) to win please *.* going to predict a Flesh Without Blood win as I don't think I saw many low scores for it but idk.
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post Apr 30 2018, 07:42 PM
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Before I begin, here's a brilliant track that like missed out on being included in this ;o (from Visions)

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post Apr 30 2018, 07:57 PM
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15. Scream



In at last place is, rather unsurprisingly, 'Scream' off the Art Angels album. A dark and complex track (some may say it evokes a certain element of terror even), it received lows as low as 2 and 3, however DalekTurret32 gave it a 10.

The track features Aristophanes on vocals. The lyrics are spoken in Mandarin Chinese. Grimes herself did the screaming apparently. This track has proven to be a strange grower for me, didn't really get it at first but now I enjoy going on the weird sonic trip.

Average score: 6.6
Highest score: 10 (DalekTurret32)
Lowest score: 2 (Harve)
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post Apr 30 2018, 08:05 PM
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I feel like 'Scream' has the potential to be good as I love the dark vibe and the incorporation of foreign language vocals, but I'm afraid it's a bit MUCH for me on the whole with the screaming laugh.gif her only real dud in this line-up though!
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post Apr 30 2018, 08:12 PM
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14. Vanessa



'Vanessa' is from a split EP with the musician d'Eon, called Darkbloom (which I personally haven't listened to in full, oops). Someone on the YouTube comments describes the music video of this, which has over 12 million views, as 'arts students on magic mushrooms' lmao. I guess? I have just found out that apparently Grimes hates this song as in her words it was an "empty" attempt at a pop song. However, I do find there's something kinda charming about it, even if it doesn't quite live up to the greatness and beauty of some of the later music.

Average score: 7.2
Highest score: 9.3 (DalekTurret32)
Lowest score: 5 (Leww)
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post Apr 30 2018, 08:27 PM
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I like and appreciate Scream but yeah really not one of her best laugh.gif
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post Apr 30 2018, 08:46 PM
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13. Nightmusic



The first of the tracks from Visions goes out now, at 13, unlucky for some. Featuring Majical Cloudz, this atmospheric yet rhythmic track received a 10 from Conderella, but also a couple of 6s. I gave it an 8, but I feel as though perhaps it works better within the context of the whole album, rather than a standalone track. idk tho. Visions in general is just a stunning piece of work as a whole.

Average score: 7.7
Highest score: 10 (Conderella)
Lowest score: 6 (jjake, Jade)
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post May 3 2018, 03:52 PM
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12. California



Another Art Angels song goes out now, the melodic and funky and GOOD 'California', why must it go out so early? sad.gif And I didn't realise that the video version of this is different to the album version, I think I've watched the video precisely once (now rewatching 'with one eye' tho). Personally I probably prefer the album version as it has more punch (not that every song needs punch ofc, it 100% depends) with that synth bass line, which is slightly lacking on this video version. The catchy melody remains however.

Average score: 7.76 (I'm not rounding it to 7.8 for a reason btw. Reason being that the next song to go out would also round to 7.8 magic.gif)
Highest score: 10 (Mattias jump.gif)
Lowest score: 6 (dandy*, Jade)
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post May 3 2018, 04:20 PM
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11. Crystal Ball



Some atmospheric weirdness / weird atmosphericness now, with 'Crystal Ball' (another one from Darkbloom) going out at #11. I didn't know this track well at all before I put together this rate but I decided to include it as it has a music video and them's the guidelines I made up, ha. I gave it an 8 however, as it's an interesting track with a satisfying mixture of sounds going on. Jüpiter dished out his 11 to this one!

Average score: 7.82
Highest score: 11 (Jüpiter)
Lowest score: 5 (jjake)
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post May 3 2018, 04:24 PM
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Crystal Ball by far my fave Grimes track.
But having said that most everything here scored 8+ from me. I'm shocked someone could give it a 5 mind.
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post May 3 2018, 04:40 PM
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10. Belly of the Beat



This song makes me feelgood music.gif I do feel as though I oughta make myself more acquainted with all of these music videos as well, because even tho I've watched them all at least once, they deserve to be really immersed in and remembered! Anyway, this is another one from Art Angels of course, and apparently is about escaping both emotional and physical pain by getting lost in music. I really think this does come across in the 'bouncy' rhythmic music and the lyrics! "and you never get sad, and you never get sick..."

Average score: 7.9
Highest score: 9.5 (DalekTurret32)
Lowest score: 7 (Jüpiter, Harve, Leww, blacksquare, Joe, SevenSeize)
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post May 3 2018, 05:05 PM
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QUOTE(Jade @ Apr 30 2018, 08:34 PM) *
One of the holy trinity (Go, Flesh Without Blood, Kill v. Maim) to win please *.* going to predict a Flesh Without Blood win as I don't think I saw many low scores for it but idk.


I hope 'Genesis', the Radio 1 nighttime fave (which I loved) back in the early 10s wins!
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post May 3 2018, 05:16 PM
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9. World Princess Pt. II



I remember when I listened to Art Angels for the first time, this track was one of the ones that stood out and that I became hooked on. That isn't a surprise as it's got kind of a trip-hop beat and vibe, something which I usually love. Grimes has said that this 'world princess' is a friend who inspires many of her songs, and this song of course has a part 1, called 'World Princess' with a white heart emoji in the middle of the two words which I don't seem to be able to get to appear in this commentary :') That song is included on the Halfaxa album.

So yeah, cannot get enough of the trip-hop vibe on this one. It also makes use of Grimes' signature vocal stylings, kind of a high-pitched musical instrument in itself!

Average score: 8.2
Highest score: 10 (Mattias)
Lowest score: Harve (6)
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post May 6 2018, 11:57 AM
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8. Butterfly



'Butterfly', the closing track from Art Angels goes out here at #8. This was another kind-of grower for me! Always liked it, now I love it. It's got such a light, airy, atmospheric yet bouncy vibe that makes me vibe along with it. music.gif This song was vetoed in BJSC, prompting a discussion about whether or not Grimes is popular / well-known enough for a veto. This song may not be one of her most well-known tracks, but I'm inclined to agree with a Grimes veto these days.

The melody and hooks of this are so infectious, and I love how the song concludes from all the euphoria with Grimes exclaiming "If you're looking for a dream girl... I'll never be your dream girl!"

As many as 8 people gave this a score of 9, including meself.

Average score: 8.5
Highest score: 10 (Conderella)
Lowest score: 7 (Harve, jjake, Harry)
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post May 6 2018, 12:54 PM
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World Princess one of my top tracks by her. Butterfly is good too but I like it less <3
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post May 6 2018, 01:22 PM
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Thanks for the bit of commentary being provided by a few of you, I appreciate it. happy.gif Will continue on, aiming to do a few more today.

7. Go



Called one of the 'holy trinity' by Jade, however 'Go' fails to make the top 3 and goes out before the top 5 even. Featuring Blood Diamonds, stylistically it differs slightly from Grimes' usual thing. In fact, it was originally written for Rihanna, who declined to record it. kink.gif

The song managed to get as many as four 11s, however a few lower scores from Harve (4), dandy* and myself (6) brought it down.

Average score: 8.7
Highest score: 11 (Conderella, Leww, Harry, Jade)
Lowest score: 4 (Harve)


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post May 6 2018, 01:25 PM
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Wtf at Go that low!!! I know it's not very her at all but it's a perfect trap-pop song. I can never get over the fact that Rihanna rejected it, it would have been one of those career high moments for her surely? I'm glad Grimes gave it to us even if it was totally out of character for her.

Butterfly is lovely too, I agree that it's so airy and light but boppy as well <3
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post May 6 2018, 01:34 PM
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I gave 'Belly Of The Beast' and 'Butterfly' their joint-lowest scores but a 7 is still a score for a very good song and one that would normally get double figure Skall points! I can see that I wasn't as generous as others, so I might look like a hater but I still love u Grimes~
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post May 6 2018, 01:43 PM
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6. Venus Fly



Featuring Janelle Monáe, 'Venus Fly' comes out at #6! Quite a bonkers song with an equally bonkers video clip, which is about 4 minutes longer than the album version of the song, featuring an extra intro of weird vocalizations and some other extra parts later on. For me it's definitely one of the more bizarre and messy Grimes experiences but that's a good thing. Musically, it's got some banging beats and lovely string parts / other instrumentation! The vocal hooks are probably the most memorable parts about the song though. "why you lookin' @ me?"

Average score: 8.9
Highest score: 10 (Conderella, Liam, Harry, dandy*, Joe)
Lowest score: 7 (Jüpiter Fly)
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