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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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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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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 sectio…
Tom Breihan | July 2, 2014 - 9:24 am
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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
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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 Grime…
Tom Breihan | June 26, 2014 - 2:35 pm
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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
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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'…
Chris DeVille | June 7, 2014 - 5:59 pm
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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
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The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be.
Chris DeVille | December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am
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Jay Z Signs Grimes To Roc Nation Management

Now it looks like Jay Z and Grimes have more than just being vegans in common. The rapper’s Roc Nation management company announced via tweet
James Rettig | December 17, 2013 - 3:50 pm
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Grimes Responds To Criticism From Dogmatic Asshole Vegans

Just after midnight, eco- and animal-friendly lightning rod Grimes aka Claire Boucher excitedly posted to Tumblr about the existence of the new Ben & Jerry'…
Chris DeVille | November 21, 2013 - 11:27 am
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Grimes Responds To Criticism Of Russia Concert

Since the well-received release of 2012's Visions, Grimes (Claire Boucher) has been working on a new album that's hopefully due early next year. In additio…
Brie Roche lilliott | October 30, 2013 - 12:31 pm
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Grimes, Liars, Warpaint To Cover Duran Duran On New Tribute Album

UPDATE: Grimes' label 4AD says she is not participating in this tribute... Making Patterns Rhyme: A Tribute To Duran Duran is coming early…
Miles Bowe | October 15, 2013 - 4:34 pm
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Grimes’ Hospitality Rider Is Eco- And Dog-Friendly

Grimes is a dog person, apparently, and if you’re promoting a Grimes show, you should probably have a dog on hand. Claire Boucher recently posted…
Tom Breihan | October 8, 2013 - 10:15 am
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Photos: Austin City Limits 2013

The first of two Austin City Limits weekends took place in Zilker Park over the weekend, with performances by Depeche Mode, the Cure, Kings Of…
Stereogum | October 7, 2013 - 11:30 am

Indie Kidz Songs: Hear Parodies Of Grimes, Vampire Weekend, Dirty Projectors, And More Singing Children’s Classics

You might remember late last year finding a commercial for a fake Christmas song compilation by indie music stars including Bon Iver, Beach House, and…
Miles Bowe | September 25, 2013 - 12:14 pm
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Watch A Video Diary Of James Brooks And Grimes’ Summer

Grimes and Elite Gymnastics/Dead Girlfriends/Default Genders dude James Brooks make up one of the most interesting and generally likable couples in music right now. They're…
Tom Breihan | September 23, 2013 - 4:36 pm
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Franz Ferdinand – “Oblivion” (Grimes Cover)

Franz Ferdinand released Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action this week and, in their promo run, stopped by French radio station Oui FM. There, the…
Claire Lobenfeld | August 28, 2013 - 1:26 pm
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Watch Grimes Interview 2 Chainz, Riff Raff, Snooki, Richard Simmons, & More On The VMA Red Carpet

Last week, we learned the exciting news that Grimes, along with fashion designer Rachel Antonoff, would co-host MTV Style's VMA red carpet show. Sadly, we…
Tom Breihan | August 26, 2013 - 10:45 am
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See Photos, Videos, & Winners List From The 2013 MTV VMAs

If you played our VMAs 2013 Drinking Game, you are very drunk right now. Tonight MTV invaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center for the 30th annual MTV…
Scott Lapatine | August 25, 2013 - 11:22 pm
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