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When Justin Bieber released his almost-number-one single “Sorry” back in October, I wrote an impassioned screed on the song and Bieber’s Redemption-era sound. “Sorry” was announced as a Skrillex x Blood co-production, to which a lot of people responded: “Who?” Though Michael Tucker has worked on some of the biggest pop records of the past… More »

This week, the unavoidable question must be addressed: What is 5 Best Songs in a post-Art Angels world? (We found ourselves in a similar position earlier this year, when faced with 5 Best Songs in a post-E•MO•TION world.) So what is it? It is, in part, a world in which other artists pay tribute to… More »

Grimes gave us Art Angels a week ago today, meaning we had 10 new Grimes songs eligible for this week’s 5 Best (everything except the previously released “Flesh Without Blood,” “Life In The Vivid Dream,” “Laughing And Not Being Normal,” and “SCREAM”). And yeah, we considered giving her all five slots — it would still… More »

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Stream Grimes’ Bedtime Mix For Annie Mac, Featuring Aphex Twin, Patsy Cline, Portishead

The BBC radio presenter Annie Mac regularly brings in guests to compile Bedtime Mixes, DJ sets of music specifically intended to lull you off to…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2014 - 10:40 am

Grimes Scraps New Album Because “It Sucked”

"Go," the huge streaking pop song that Grimes wrote for Rihanna and then released herself, was a deeply divisive song, especially around this corner of…
Tom Breihan | September 12, 2014 - 1:43 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

At Sunday night's VMAs, MTV awarded its Video Of The Year trophy to Miley Cyrus' butt-naked tearsploitation Terry Richardson vision "Wrecking Ball," and Miley brought…
Tom Breihan | August 29, 2014 - 11:04 am

Grimes – “Go” Video

Grimes' "Go," the Blood Diamonds collab that the two of them apparently wrote for Rihanna, may have started more fights than any other song this…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm

Stereogum’s 9 Favorite Sets From FYF Fest 2014

Los Angeles’ FYF Fest was one of the more stylistically diverse festivals of the year. Its lineup blended major headliners (Phoenix, the Strokes, HAIM) with…
Miles Bowe | August 25, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Grimes Rejects Ice Bucket Challenge Because ALS Association Tests On Animals

The past few weeks have seen celebrities big and small participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, from the Foo Fighters to Weird Al. When…
James Rettig | August 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm

HAIM – “My Song 5″ (Feat. A$AP Ferg) Video (Feat. Vanessa Bayer, Ezra Koenig, Kesha, Grimes, Big Sean)

We warned you that it was coming, and now it's here: HAIM's ridiculous and cameo-packed video for the Days Are Gone highlight "My Song 5."…
Tom Breihan | August 19, 2014 - 9:32 am

Grimes Calls Out The Trolls Putting Pro-Drug Statements On Her Wikipedia

Grimes has put up a Tumblr post that addresses edits that have been made to her Wikipedia page that discuss her use of amphetamines during…
James Rettig | August 17, 2014 - 4:09 pm

Watch A Trailer For Grimes’ “Go” Video

UPDATE: Here's the official trailer for the video, featuring Grimes rocking Rodarte in the desert. She directed it with her brother Mac Boucher and…
Tom Breihan | August 11, 2014 - 9:36 am

Check Out Grimes’ Rodarte Playlist Feat. The Cranberries, Roy Orbison, & J.Lo

There are a lot of different facets to Grimes and her whole project, but one of those facets is this: She is going to convince…
Tom Breihan | August 8, 2014 - 9:00 am

Grimes Realizes Game Of Thrones Life Goals At Comic-Con, Defends Socks With Sandals

If you follow Grimes on Twitter, you'd know that she's a borderline obsessive fan of Game Of Thrones. For a while, her Twitter name was…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 10:27 am

Hear The Unearthed Grimes & Majical Cloudz Collaboration “Voignamir,” About An Obese Cat

Grimes and Majical Cloudz's Devon Welsh have been buddies for some time -- at least since 2009 because that's the date of this old collaboration…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2014 - 10:43 am

Bleachers – “Take It Away” (Feat. Grimes)

Last week's pop column sung the praises of Strange Desire, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff's full-length solo debut as Bleachers. One of the best songs on…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 4:32 pm

Grimes, MGMT To Play An Aircraft Carrier At Comic-Con

San Diego's annual Comic-Con International has long been less a comics convention than a celebration of all things nerdy. The movie and TV industries have…
Chris DeVille | July 8, 2014 - 4:42 pm

Grimes Explains What “Go” Is About

Last week, Grimes released her Blood Diamonds collaboration "Go," a straight-up gleaming pop song that she'd originally written for Rihanna. And as certain comments sections…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 9:24 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The challenge in compiling the 5 Best Songs Of The Week isn't determining which songs deserve to be included and which don't, it's determining which…
Stereogum | June 27, 2014 - 4:27 pm

Grimes – “Go”

Recently, Grimes and her Canadian countryman Blood Diamonds wrote a song called "Go" for Rihanna. Rihanna, or her people, turned it down. And now Grimes…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm

The 10 Best Sets At Governors Ball 2014

I recognize this is an issue of taste, but Governors Ball 2014 was a little bit of a mixed bag for me. There were two…
Ryan Leas | June 9, 2014 - 12:40 pm

Watch Grimes Debut “Go,” Her Song For Rihanna, At Governors Ball

Grimes promised three new songs at Governors Ball -- including one she and Blood Diamonds wrote for Rihanna (who passed on it) -- and that's…
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2014 - 5:59 pm

Rihanna Turned Down A Song That Grimes Wrote For Her

On Friday night, Grimes will play New York's Governors Ball festival. And as she pointed out on Twitter this afternoon, we might want to pay…
Tom Breihan | June 4, 2014 - 4:49 pm