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Serious giants occupy 5 Best Songs this week. You’ve got Kendrick Lamar, the architect of a new album so utterly dizzying and forceful it survived its semi-botched surprise release completely unscathed. Then you’ve got Grimes and Bleachers on the same track, plus an explosive new one from Death Grips, and of course, another song from… More »

I’m sorry, guys, but I think the new Björk video is pretty boring. I was all set to love it, but I don’t love it. It’s not on this list. There were plenty of better videos that came along in the past week, and five of them are below. More »

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 a homeless model (?) to the stage to accept the award. Immediately afterward, Beyoncé, whose “Drunk In Love” video was nominated and lost, came to the stage to give a… More »

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Grimes – “Go” (Demo)

As 2014 winds down, it seems safe to call Grimes' dance-pop bacchanal "Go" the year's most divisive song, at least in this particular corner of…
Tom Breihan | December 2, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Grimes Shares Her Natural Beauty Secrets On Alexis Krauss’ Blog

Grimes has written a post for Sleigh Bells singer Alexis Krauss' blog Beauty Lies Truth. She wrote about some of her natural beauty tips and…
James Rettig | November 15, 2014 - 11:28 am
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Ariel Pink Calls Grimes “Stupid And Retarded”

Ariel Pink's at it again: in a new Guardian profile, the singer tries to separate himself from his trolly statements in the past -- "I'd…
James Rettig | November 15, 2014 - 10:37 am
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Jack Antonoff & Grimes Are Collaborating Again

The Fun. co-leader Jack Antonoff is building a strong and lucrative second career as a behind-the-scenes songwriter type; he produced and co-wrote Taylor Swift's excellent…
Tom Breihan | November 14, 2014 - 9:23 am
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Ariel Pink Dissed By Grimes, Dismissed By Madonna

Ariel Pink has been agitating people lately, between his trolly comments on misogyny and the Westboro Baptist Church and his whole "maced by a feminist"…
James Rettig | October 14, 2014 - 9:33 am
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Grimes Shares 13 Lessons On Being A Boss

Anyone who's seen Grimes perform live can tell you she's a boss, figuratively. But as Claire Boucher recently explained for Tavi Gevinson's new literature collectio…
Chris DeVille | October 9, 2014 - 5:17 pm
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Watch Manish Arora’s Paris Fashion Week Runway Show Inspired And Soundtracked By Grimes

Grimes served as an inspiration and soundtracked the runway show for Manish Arora's ready-to-wear spring/summer 2015 collection, which debuted at Paris Fashion Week. When asked…
James Rettig | October 1, 2014 - 10:16 am
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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
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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 thi…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 1:18 pm
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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
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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. Whe…
James Rettig | August 24, 2014 - 1:38 pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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 wa…
James Rettig | July 26, 2014 - 10:27 am
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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 collaboratio…
Chris DeVille | July 17, 2014 - 10:43 am
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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 o…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 4:32 pm
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