Grimes   Miss Anthropocene
3.4
great
Release Date: 2020
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3.7 greatJohnny[Well] STAFF | December 9th 19

this is the best album that i\\\'ve (n)ever heard in my entire life.

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1.0 awfulDoofDoof | February 21st 20

Who were all the chipmunks? Alvin, Theodore and Musk?

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4.5 superbFaraudo | February 21st 20

Don't you dare underrate my ethereal queen, Sputnik.

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4.0 excellentAmericanFlagAsh | December 13th 19

Visions, but better, calling it now

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0.0 trackbytrackreviews | December 9th 19

oh wow it only took two weeks to get the actual cover art going

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3.0 goodcjbizzlebizzle | May 28th 20

First off, the positives. Grimes' touch with production, beat intricacies/textures, atmosphere and putting her own personal stylistic stamp on music is well and present and while not good as ever, still very strong on Miss Anthropocene. There really is a lot to appreciate with what she is able to do with the electronics here and throughout here entire discography. What makes this record feel like a step down? It is just lethargic and the songs aren't as dynamic and fail to develop like the best Grimes tracks do. One example of this is 'Darkseid' where you have a great bass backdrop and an immersive atmosphere but almost nothing happens beyond that. This can be said of the opening track too, it feels like a mistake to open the record with 'So Heavy...'. '4AEM', 'Violence' and 'My Name Is Dark' represent a great stretch in the middle of the record but outside of that none of the tracks are worth revisiting long term. Where the self-proclaimed "piece of crap" 'Art Angels' was dynamic, endlessly energetic and addictive while still retaining the intricate production elements Grimes is a genius with, 'Miss Anthropocene' feels lethargic for the most part with just a few memorable peaks.

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2.5 average00mee | May 19th 20

If you look past the sci-fi vibes and the post-apocalyptic sonics you can almost hear a greenday song just dying to be heard

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4.5 superbINTERNATIONAL POPSTAR STEVEN WILSON | February 21st 20

aight well, fuck me raw i guess.

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2.5 averageBlitzPhoenix98 | August 18th 20

Meh. Most of the material here feels lifeless and half-hearted, despite looking pretty on the outside. Already from the first track you can tell there was no real effort put into this which is rather a shame coming off from the incredibly addictive Art Angels.

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4.5 superbdavezillaMP3 | June 14th 20

I mean its Grimes, so its gonna be weird as hell, but...it is pretty damn good too

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3.0 goodOne Tonne Fun Baton | June 13th 20

She learnt how to make her art just obnoxious enough to be ridiculous, but not enough to be grating. Some track highlights here and there, but the main fault is that the album is all over the place. No clear direction, no distinct motif or arc, barely any substance either. Just decent enough songs to keep you hooked.

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3.5 greatSinNanna | May 17th 20

Grimes long awaited album, coming in hot after what is easily the most hectic and controversial period of her career, has simultaneously pleased and dissapointed me. On one hand I think there are a handful of standout cuts which to me are some of her best to date like My Name Is Dark, 4AM and New Gods, but the tracklist sadly is not excempt from noticeably weaker executed cuts as well like You'll Miss Me When I'm Not Around and Darkseid. Stylistically Miss Anthropocene has the tendency to go all over the place, more so than any other Grimes album to date, jumping from gothed out, soaring alt metal to folk or ambient infused pop and synthesizer balladry, making for record that is as ambitious as it is inconsistent. Conceptually I can't help but feel like the whole "global warming/end of the world" theme has been greatly oversold by Grimes on her social media, as apart from making some allusions to it like on New Gods this album just kinda reads more like a sadder, more personal record, largely inspired by the events of the preceding years. I frankly don't think this record was worth all the drama that it created in that regard. Still, I'll say that with Miss Anthropocene Grimes has delivered a pop record that is pretty enjoyable overall, as none of the songs here to me read as truly awful, and at 10 tracks it doesn't overstay its welcome too long either.

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4.5 superbyungalb | March 2nd 20

Enjoyed this more than I thought I would. It had a a much darker feel to it then I expected. Best songs are Violence, 4AEM and We Appreciate Power.

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3.5 greatErwann S. CONTRIBUTOR | February 21st 20

As ethereal as we could expect, and less flowing than previous records: the tracks are more clearly separated and more distinctive too. This make a clear distinction between awesome tracks (Violence or Delete Forever for example) and really not good ones (Darkseid is shitty). At least this variety of sound is refreshing, as the album navigates between ethereal wave, guitar-led pop, 90s dnb, synthpop and dancey bops. Despite having a deliberate pop feeling, this is dark and minimalist af, and even the livelier tracks (4AM), while energetic, do not uplift the listener. What's also weird is how deconstructed the whole lot feels, especially given the time Boucher took to release this. Weird release day, but a good one for sure. 3.5

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3.5 greatbrandiblitz142 | February 14th 20

Hyped, the production on the singles are fantastic

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5.0 classicoh trudy, youre with the meanest boy in the hills STAFF | December 22nd 19

did this come out yet

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