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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.   Kill vs. Maim
  12.   Circumambient
  13.   My Sister Says the Saddest Things
  14.   Weregild
  15.   Realiti
  16.   Artangels
  17.   Life in the Vivid Dream
  18.   Be a Body
  19.   Medieval Warfare
  20.   Venus Fly
  21.   Easily
  22.   Scream
  23.   Skin
  24.   Favriel
  25.   World Princess, Pt. 2
  26.   Pin
  27.   Belly of the Beat
  28.   Laughing and Not Being Normal
  29.   Visiting Statue
  30.   Infinite Love Without Fulfilment
  31.   Beast Infection
  32.   Gambang
  33.   Feyd Rautha Dark Heart
  34.   Caladan
  35.   Devon
  36.   Butterfly
  37.   Know the Way (Outro)
  38.   Vowels = Space and Time
  39.   Rosa
  40.   Vanessa
  41.   Urban Twilight
  42.   Hedra by d'Eon
  43.   World Princess
  44.   Outer
  45.   Dream Fortress
  46.   Colour of Moonlight (Antiochus)
  47.   Zoal, Face Dancer
  48.   Sardaukar Levenbrech
  49.   River
  50.   [Untranslated]
  51.   Hallways
  52.   Sagrad
  53.   Dragvandil
  54.   Shadout Mapes
  55.   Grisgris
  56.   Swan Song
  57.   Heartbeats
  58.   Orphia
  59.   Transparancy by d'Eon
  60.   Intor/Flowers
  61.   Avi
  62.   Ivory
  63.   Eight

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