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Grimes is ace, though a couple of tracks here were a bit out of place
on 11 December 2015
There are plenty of hauntingly surreal and quasi-shamanic tracks full of girlish vocals; I particularly like Dream Fortress and World Princess. Grimes expresses very clearly her own kind of introverted, individualistic femininity; this I find liberating, especially but not exclusively when living as a woman.
The album is not as good as I remember Visions from listening to it on YouTube. In particular some of the tracks have electronic sonds I found a bit staccatto, beat-driven and cheesy, set to overly simple tunes; that didn't go too well with the overall mood and complexity of the album. I simply leave out from my playlists the tracks that annoy me -- and I'm left with a dreamy, creativity-enhancing experience.