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Grimes - "Idoru" (Singles Going Steady)

Creative, existential bondage for the sleep-deprived, Grimes' "Idoru" is better than any hallucination Titanic Sinclair could dream up for Poppy this week.

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Grimes: Art Angels

With a healthy boost in confidence and production value, Claire Boucher makes manifest her boundless passion for the manic whimsy of pop music.

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Grimes - "SCREAM" ft. Aristophanes (Singles Going Steady)

This has the feel of a NIN / Brazilian Girls collaboration. It's pretty magic.

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You Are Not Alone: An Interview with Majical Cloudz

Devon Welsh describes the strange, amazing world of Are You Alone?

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Governors Ball Music Festival 2014: Recap + Photos from Randall's Island

Perfect weather and fantastic music lent Governors Ball 2014 the sensation of escaping from New York, even though the island itself sits snug atop the East River.

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The Best New Artists of 2012

The best new artists of 2012 have remade R&B for the new century, pushed eclectic art-rock in new directions, and kept indie rock and hip-hop strong.

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The Artists of the Year: 2012 Edition

The 2012 artists of the year range from urgent political punk and hip-hop challenging the establishment -- whether political or economic -- to the rise of a new generation of pop divas and forward-looking indie and R&B.

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The Indie Rock Trends of 2012

This year saw a number of interesting developments in the indie rock world, all reflective of the genre's ever-expanding palate.

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Critical Watchdog: Handicapping the 2012 "Album of the Year" Lists

In the past few days, Uncut, Mojo, and Paste have released their Album of the Year lists, and AllMusic is dropping theirs throughout the week. Some quick analysis shows that it's pretty obvious what the #1 record of the year is going to be for a lot of publications...

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Grimes: 29 September 2012 - Washington, D.C.

Grimes brings a newly perfected live set to a thrilled crowd in DC.

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Grimes - "Genesis" (video)

Grimes self-directs her latest video from the recent Visions album.

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Capitol Hill Block Party: 20 - 22 July 2012 - Seattle

A weekend full of live music including performances by Neko Case, Aesop Rock, Major Lazer, Grimes, Cloud Nothings, Twin Shadow, Youth Lagoon, Thee Oh Sees, Doomtree, Father John Misty, John Maus, Porcelain Raft, Spaceghostpurrp, King Tuff, Blood Diamonds and more.

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Taking It All In: The Pitchfork Music Festival 2012 (Saturday)

Day two at Pitchfork 2012 was heavy of hip-hop and electronic acts but light on headliners able to carry major music festival.

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Predicting the 2012 Polaris Prize Short List

This is probably a dumb idea. But, here is what I expect to make the Polaris Prize's Short List.

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Grimes and Female Celebrity

Grimes's Claire Boucher is the indie heroine of the year, which makes it all the more interesting that she's using her newfound celebrity to subtly challenge what we expect of women in the entertainment industry.

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Grimes - "Nightmusic" (video)

The Tron gridlines of "Nightmusic" are similarly captivating.

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SXSW Music 2012: Santigold + Best Coast + Grimes + YACHT

Recapping some of the SXSW fun featuring Santigold and Best Coast and the troubles for Grimes and YACHT.

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10 Must-See Artists at SXSW in 2012

With this year's South by Southwest Music and Media Conference kicking off next week, Sound Affects assembles a list of 10 acts to check out on your visit to Austin, Texas.

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Grimes: Visions

She may have the name of a hobo and the look of a streetpunk, but Grimes sounds like a dream.

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Listening Ahead: Upcoming Releases for February

PopMatters previews some of February's most eagerly awaited offerings.

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2011: Music’s Most Electronic Year Yet

Vestigial organs like industrial music and the radio dial proved vital in 2011, while house and dubstep were invaded by hordes of uninvited outsiders, proving once again that electronic and plugged-in music is at the vanguard of change throughout the world.

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The Best Hopes to Break Out in 2012

The year ahead looks to be an exciting one with the emergence of wealth of great new music waiting in the wings. Will Alabama Shakes be the toast of 2012? Will 2012 be a banner year for forward-thinking hip-hop and R&B? And let's not forget all the great new bands expected to break big in 2012.

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