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Those of us on the East Coast are about to spend the weekend buried in snow, scared to leave our domicile because nobody knows how to drive in a blizzard and we know we’ll get run over the instant our feet touch the sidewalk. So it’s nice that the music world made a lot of… More »

A lighthearted mid-’90s romantic comedy starring Tim Robbins, Meg Ryan, and Walter Matthau does not seem like the most obvious place to learn about the intersection of physics, math, and philosophy, but watching 1994’s IQ is how I discovered that, theoretically, you can never truly get where you’re going. Matthau plays Albert Einstein, who spends… More »

The US president’s annual State Of The Union address is always a loaded subject because no one can agree exactly what state the union is in or why it’s in that state, especially in such a polarized, compromised, altogether monumentally fucked political environment. We can’t even agree on who should be considered a part of… More »

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Grimes Writes About 5 Albums That Changed Her Life

We named Grimes' Art Angels the best album of 2015, and part of its appeal lies in its uniqueness and idiosyncrasy, the power of Claire…
Peter Helman | February 3, 2016 - 9:40 pm
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Watch Grimes Do “Flesh Without Blood,” “Butterfly,” And An “Ave Maria” Cover Live For The First Time In Seoul

Grimes' weird-pop opus Art Angels was the best album of 2015, and her live performances during the ensuing Rhinestone Cowgirls tour were appropriately monumental, featuring…
Peter Helman | January 29, 2016 - 9:09 pm
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Grimes – “Kill V. Maim” Video

We named Grimes' latest offering, Art Angels, the best album of 2015 because it sounds like an innovative work of mad genius. It's Claire Boucher's…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | January 19, 2016 - 11:02 am
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Getting The Drop On Us: The Year In Surprise And/Or “Surprise” Releases

Here in the future, we now know Andy Warhol was right about everyone getting their 15 minutes of fame, but it comes with some unexpected…
Chris DeVille | December 29, 2015 - 11:23 am
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Grimes – “Fifteen Minutes To”

It's the Christmas Eve that just keeps on giving! We've already got new songs from LCD Soundsystem, Future Islands, and Speedy Ortiz's Sadie Dupuis, and…
James Rettig | December 24, 2015 - 10:02 pm
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Watch Grimes Talk Art Angels, Skype With Aristophanes

Grimes was the subject of a recent Fader cover story that came out in the months leading up to the release of her new LP…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 10, 2015 - 3:29 pm
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Patrick Stickles Reviews 2015: The Titus Andronicus Frontman On Grimes, Tidal, Trump, Drones, & More

This was a good year to be a Titus Andronicus fan. Their new album, The Most Lamentable Tragedy, wound up being something of a masterpiece:…
Ryan Leas | December 10, 2015 - 2:29 pm
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Stereogum’s 80 Favorite Songs Of 2015

One of music's finest qualities is that, for all its unifying power, it strikes different people in radically different ways. There is value in recognizing…
Stereogum | December 9, 2015 - 11:51 am
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Wildest Memes: 19 Memorable Music Tweets From 2015

Oh, Twitter. Never before has it been easier to find out what celebrities think of #TheDress, and never before has it been easier for celebrities…
Peter Helman | December 8, 2015 - 12:43 pm
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The 50 Best Albums Of 2015

We heard it again and again in 2015: This year in music is so good that any attempt to make sense of it is going…
Stereogum | December 1, 2015 - 8:58 am
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Q&A: BloodPop (FKA Blood Diamonds) On The Indie/Pop Divide & Working With Grimes, Justin Bieber, & Madonna

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…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | November 24, 2015 - 11:18 am
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | November 20, 2015 - 1:42 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

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…
Stereogum | November 13, 2015 - 3:42 pm
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