Ryan Dieringer: If there was a degree of grit missing from that great Sky Ferreira LP, I feel like us pop dabblers looking for a compelling indie/pop crossover are finding that promise here. I really wanted to hate the first single, “Flesh Without Blood”, but if that one began the process of hoo-ville’ing my Grinch, I feel like I’m fully in the sleigh at this point. It sucks, but Grimes is good. Period. This has the feel of a NIN / Brazilian Girls collaboration. It’s pretty magic. [8/10]
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