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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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Natalie Prass – “REALiTi” (Grimes Cover)

Grimes' song "REALiTi" has already lived a couple of lives, and now it's got another one. Back in March, Grimes posted a video for a…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2015 - 11:31 am

Hangout Festival 2016 Lineup

Here it is: The first major music festival lineup of the 2016 season. (SXSW, with its sprawling network of showcases, is a different kind of…
Chris DeVille | November 17, 2015 - 1:37 pm

Grimes Was Sick As Fuck At Terminal 5 Last Night

Despite the fact that Grimes has upheld a middling position on festival lineups in the years since Visions came out in 2012, the last time…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 17, 2015 - 1:16 pm

Watch Grimes Perform “Scream” With Aristophanes In NYC

Grimes is a weirdo-pop auteur, and her incredible new album Art Angels provides a perfect glimpse into that singular vision. But it does feature a…
Peter Helman | November 16, 2015 - 10:47 pm

Arcade Fire’s Will Butler Reviewed Grimes’ Art Angels

The Talkhouse is a website dedicated entirely to musicians writing about music. This is a noble goal and an interesting way out of the rock-critic…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 12:43 pm

Watch Grimes Perform With Janelle Monáe In Atlanta

With all the intense, visceral songs on Grimes' ridiculously good new album Art Angels, it's fun to imagine how badass her current live show might…
Tom Breihan | November 12, 2015 - 8:31 am

Caroline Polachek Explains Why Ariel Pink Was A Dick To Chairlift On Tour

On Friday, Grimes took over SiriusXM's SiriusXMU channel, playing songs from her fantastic new album Art Angels in addition to music by artists like Le…
Peter Helman | November 10, 2015 - 7:31 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Quite a week here at Stereogum HQ! Tom and Chris were in town to spend some time with the rest of ya #squad. Chris did
Stereogum | November 6, 2015 - 5:18 pm

Premature Evaluation: Grimes Art Angels

Well, now we know where the last almost-four years went. You don't just make an album like this overnight. Grimes has been working on her…
Tom Breihan | November 6, 2015 - 10:00 am

Stream Grimes Art Angels

It's been almost four years since Visions and, in that time, Grimes has become the unlikeliest of celebrities. Art Angels is her fourth…
James Rettig | November 5, 2015 - 11:57 pm

Grimes – “laughing and not being normal”

Grimes' Art Angels comes out on Friday, which means anticipation for her fourth album is at a fever pitch. So far, we've only heard three…
James Rettig | November 4, 2015 - 1:54 pm

Grimes Thinks SOPHIE’s Name Is “Fucked Up”

Grimes is releasing her highly anticipated new album Art Angels at the end of the week, which means that this is the part of the…
Peter Helman | November 2, 2015 - 10:18 pm

Here’s What Your Favorite Bands Wore For Halloween 2015

Stars: they're just like us! Which means that on October 31st, the spookiest day of the year, they don wacky clothing that they would never…
Peter Helman | November 1, 2015 - 1:36 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Happy Halloween! The best thing about working in online media (as opposed to broadcast) is you get to sit at your desk and blog all…
Stereogum | October 30, 2015 - 4:41 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

I've been writing this column for years now, and this is one of the strongest weeks we've ever had, especially with the two sprawling, loony…
Tom Breihan | October 30, 2015 - 1:58 pm

Grimes – “Scream” (Feat. Aristophanes)

At the beginning of the week, Grimes shared the Tumblr-ready video for "Flesh Without Blood" and "Life In The Vivid Dream," two tracks from her…
Peter Helman | October 30, 2015 - 12:47 am

Grimes Details Gear Behind Art Angels

Grimes has always handled every aspect of the production of her music -- she recorded and engineered everything on her new album Art Angels herself,…
Peter Helman | October 27, 2015 - 11:09 pm
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