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Spanning influences such as dream pop, R&B, electronic music, hip-hop, and more, Grimes is the project of Vancouver-born and raised singer/songwriter/producer/visual artist Claire Boucher. She began making music while studying neuroscience at McGill University in Montreal, though her focus on music -- which included staging shows at an old textile factory that she and her friends dubbed Lab Synthèse -- ultimately led to her expulsion from the school. The scene that spawned Lab Synthèse also founded Arbutus Records, the label that released Boucher's early work. Two songs released under her own name appeared on Arbutus' spring 2009 sampler; her first two albums as Grimes, Geidi Primes and Halfaxa, arrived via the label in 2010. The following year, she collaborated on a split EP with d'Eon that was co-released by Arbutus and the like-minded Hippos in Tanks, and appeared on Lykke Li's North American tour before announcing she had signed to 4AD in late 2011. Her debut for 4AD, Visions, arrived in early 2012. Its mix of bright pop and dark atmospheres earned instant critical acclaim, with the album appearing on many "Best of 2012" lists and earning a Juno Award for Electronic Album of the Year. Grimes signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation management company in 2013, and released the single "Go" -- which was allegedly written for Rihanna -- in 2014. As she continued to work on her fourth album, in 2015 she collaborated with Bleachers on the song "Entropy," which appeared on the HBO TV series Girls, and released another single, "REALiTi," which featured a video directed by Boucher. That October, Grimes released her artwork for the upcoming album Art Angels as well as the singles "Flesh Without Blood/Life in the Vivid Dream" and "Scream," a collaboration with Taiwanese rapper Aristophanes. Art Angels was first issued as a digital release in November 2015, with physical releases arriving that December. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Genesis
  3.   Oblivion
  4.   Nightmusic
  5.   Crystal Ball
  6.   Go by Blood Diamonds
  7.   Flesh Without Blood
  8.   Symphonia IX (My Wait Is U)
  9.   Venus In Fleurs
  10.   California
  11.   Circumambient
  12.   Kill vs. Maim
  13.   My Sister Says the Saddest Things
  14.   Weregild
  15.   Medieval Warfare
  16.   World Princess, Pt. 2
  17.   Vowels = Space and Time
  18.   Venus Fly
  19.   Skin
  20.   Realiti
  21.   Artangels
  22.   Sardaukar Levenbrech
  23.   Butterfly
  24.   Life in the Vivid Dream
  25.   Pin
  26.   Shadout Mapes
  27.   Gambang
  28.   Rosa
  29.   Dragvandil
  30.   Scream
  31.   Laughing and Not Being Normal
  32.   Know the Way (Outro)
  33.   Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)
  34.   Grisgris
  35.   Hedra by d'Eon
  36.   World Princess
  37.   Avi
  38.   Easily
  39.   Belly of the Beat
  40.   Be a Body
  41.   Visiting Statue
  42.   Infinite Love Without Fulfilment
  43.   Beast Infection
  44.   Caladan
  45.   Ivory
  46.   Vanessa
  47.   Urban Twilight
  48.   Sagrad
  49.   [Untranslated]
  50.   Outer
  51.   Intor/Flowers
  52.   Heartbeats
  53.   Hallways
  54.   Favriel
  55.   Devon
  56.   Eight
  57.   Transparancy by d'Eon
  58.   Orphia
  59.   Dream Fortress
  60.   River
  61.   Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
  62.   Zoal, Face Dancer
  63.   Swan Song

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