Posted in music | streams on November 30, 2012

"Every time I mention I like her or Justin
on Twitter though I lose like 20 followers," - Grimes

DOWNLOAD: Doldrums - She is the Wave (MP4)

Grimes at MHOW, 10/25/2012 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Grimes

There is no doubt Grimes has had an amazing, perhaps overwhelming, year, selling out four 600-capacity nights in NYC recently to her album Visions ending up on many Best Albums of 2012 lists (like Rough Trade Shops, NME and Fred Armisen's). But what did Claire Boucher pick as her favorite albums of the year? We asked her and you can check out what she told us below.

She cheated a bit though, listing her tour-mates and Arbutus Records label-mate Doldrums' Lesser Evil as her #1, which doesn't actually come out till February 23, 2013, but if it's a list of what she heard in 2012 then we'll let it slide. You can download a track from that Doldrums album above or stream it below along with its music video.

Check out Grimes Top 10 (plus one more, actually) of 2012, which includes both Justin Bieber and Taylor Swift and possibly some inside jokes (we're just printing what she gave us), and that Doldrums song, below.

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Doldrums - She is the Wave

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Grimes' Top 11 of 2012
1. Doldrums - lesser evil (it's not out, but ive heard it and its fucking awesome)
2. Taylor Swift - Red
3. Julia Holter - Ekstasis
4. Lana del rey - born to die
5. condo man - furnished living
6. swans - the seer
7. anything kitty pryde made
8. Mykki Blanco - Mykki blanco and the mutant angels
9. everything dev hynes wrote (solange - losing you, sky ferreira - everything is embarassing)
10. Justin Bieber - believe
11. Ashley Ayers group - summer instagram goths
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Comments (76)

Finally a list without grimes at the top! Amen!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:28 PM

[waits]

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:29 PM

Where's Grimes on this list!?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:31 PM

troll bait post

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:31 PM

say what you want about this list, at least it has the Swans album on it. Many lists will not be as sharp.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:32 PM

I bet she only put the Swans album on it because she heard Karen O. did some vocals.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:33 PM

Will this comment thread break bkvegan?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:35 PM

third eye blind >>> grimes

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:35 PM

I love to see Gira munch this gal's pussy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:35 PM

Yes!!! Third Eye Blind rulez!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:36 PM

Wait... a list BY Grimes?

WILL........NOT..........COMPUTE

WORLD FOLDING IN ON ITSELF...............

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:38 PM

brooklyn vegan needs to cover third eye blind a bit more. coverage is lacking

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:39 PM

Regretfully admit that I lol'd at 2:35 (3). I'm ashamed. lol.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:39 PM

Of course this hack likes an album called "Summer Instagram Goths." Jesus fucking Christ.

And there's no way she actually likes Swans.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:47 PM

2:41 - In all seriousness...who is that?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:49 PM

how old (mentally) is she? 10?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:49 PM

I'm shocked that someone who makes bland uninteresting music likes bland uninteresting music.

Is there anyone else left who should get an article devoted to their shitty preferences?

Maybe the drummer from Mumford & Sons can list his Top Ten Organic Tea Blends?

Perhaps we can get the Kardashian's step dad to list his Personal Favorite Internet Memes of 2012?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:50 PM

That Doldrums song and video sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:50 PM

Hey BV:

My name is Phil, and here's my "Best Burger Types of 2012"

1) Beef
2) Turkey
3) Veggie
4) Salmnon
5) Crabcakes*

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:51 PM

^ lena dunham

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:51 PM

^no, Phil. Duh.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:52 PM

2:50 (aka Rockin' Daddy) - sorry Rockin' Daddy, but everyone can't be the great Neil Young or Jerry Lee Lewis or Pat Boone. Some of us just haven't gotten to that rarefied air of 50 yet. Have patience with us, oh old one.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:53 PM

yeah, this pretty much explains everything there is to know about grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:53 PM

Never forget:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DK_q0iH-X1E

Grimes forever!!!

BV please please please more articles about Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:53 PM

@anon 2:53p (3)

Have you forgotten?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpoudLoc8sY

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 2:58 PM

@2:58:

"Knock, Knock"

"Who's there?"

"911"

"911 who?"

"...... I thought you said you'd Never Forget...."

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:00 PM

grimes: music for adult babies

Posted by son | November 30, 2012 3:03 PM

I wish you would step back from that ledge my friend,
You could cut ties with all the lies,
That you've been living in,
And if you do not want to see me again,
I would understand.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:04 PM

Here you go, folks:

Go to 2:36 for the only third eye blind you ever need!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yugldxpRDMo

YOU'RE WELCOME

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:08 PM

Pretty ironic that Grimes' list actually does include SWANS.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:16 PM

This is the only list that doesn't include Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:18 PM

i remember rocking out to 3eb allllll night long back in the late 90s.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:18 PM

Has Swans. More than you can say than most lists.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:24 PM

third eye grimes

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:26 PM

2050:

"Grandpa, how did YOU spend the historic Year Of Grimes?"

"Jerking off on Brooklyn Vegan comment threads"

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:33 PM

S. Jenkins Vs. C. Barron. Who would win in a fight?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:34 PM

^ William Jennings Bryan, hands down.

"SUCK ON MAH CROSS AH GOLD, BITCH!!!!!"

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:36 PM

^ mr jenkins. he looks pretty fit

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:36 PM

S Jenkins for sure. He **** Charlize

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:37 PM

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Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:38 PM

^ NO ONE GIVES A FUCK ABOUT INERT NOBLE GASES.

I FUCKING RIP THE ENTIRE FAR RIGHT COLUMN OUT OF MY PERIODIC TABLES, THAT'S HOW LITTLE FUCKS I GIVE ABOUT NOBLE GASES.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:39 PM

Justin Bieber?

Really?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:43 PM

Taylor Swift makes sense.

The line of thinking was probably something like: Being a hot blond girl = being a good artist, so Taylor Swift is a great musician.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:49 PM

3:39 FTW

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 3:58 PM

"ironic nod to vapid mainstream artist" -->

"putting said artists alongside swans to piss people off PR stunt" -->

"decrying antiquated notions of 'authenticity' i swear rly j biebz is just as sincere and introspective as julia holter" -->

"no i swear i rly like them they r doing interesting things 4 pop culture i am a deconstructionist"

just stop, really. you make good albums. posturing is so lame.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 4:06 PM

Honestly, I think alot of people just pretend to like Swans because they think it's cool.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 4:19 PM

"putting said artists alongside swans to piss people off PR stunt" --> yes, Im sure this whole list was an attempt to get her some PR, something she is desperately in need of. thanks for clearing that up.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 4:59 PM

4:19 agreed

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 5:02 PM

honestly the first two 3EB albums were supreme.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 5:06 PM

agreed. not much has come out in the past ten years that can top the first two third eye blind records

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 5:07 PM

Swans and Bieber on the same list?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 5:23 PM

But for real... I'd let Grimes go down on me. Regardless of this so-insanely-questionable list.

Posted by Adam | November 30, 2012 5:26 PM

I'd rather read Mitt Romney's best of list. I doubt it's any worse! Really, what is the point of these lists? Dividing music up by years seems as silly as having award shows for music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 5:50 PM

I only listen to Grimes when having anal sex in dumpsters.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 6:05 PM

worse taste than armisen

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 6:25 PM

^probably funnier though

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 6:33 PM

theres too much fennel in my sausage and I like it!!

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 6:38 PM

Wait, you can't listen to both pop music and the Swans!

FTW. Who cares?
Listen to The Seer and Z100.

This is a fine list. Anyone who has a problem with it doesn't really like music.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 7:49 PM

That would be everyone, then.

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 8:15 PM

FAGGOTDRAGQUEEN is a great band too. I love GRIMES TOO tho!! CHECK US OUT CLAIRE -- HAD FUN IN MONTREAL GURLIE!!!
--Tammy

Posted by Tammy | November 30, 2012 8:46 PM

Where are the iPods?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 9:11 PM

who is boning taylor swift?

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 10:02 PM

wHo iS BOnIng TayLoR SWIfT?\

Posted by Anonymous | November 30, 2012 10:09 PM

Maybe it's silly to "stick my neck out" for someone who is already popular, but really, I don't understand why Grimes has received so much "blowback" in the wake of her recent success. Visions is a very immediately pleasurable album that works well on several different emotional registers. Also, she seems like a really likable person, especially in the Narduwar interview.

Posted by Bartleby | November 30, 2012 10:48 PM

after seeing doldrums a few times live, grimes is probably right

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2012 1:40 AM

3:39 please print that on a T-shirt

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2012 2:36 AM

how did grimes become popular?

Posted by Anonymous | December 6, 2012 4:53 PM

Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia.[5][6] She is of Québécois descent.[7] She graduated from Lord Byng Secondary School[8] and studied ballet for 11 years.[9] At age 18, she moved to Montréal, Québec to attend Montréal's McGill University, studying Russian literature and later, neuroscience.[6][10] During her studies, she began to record and perform under the name Grimes.[5] However, as Grimes became a more serious endeavor for her, she began to miss a large number of classes, and began only attending to take exams, resulting in the university taking punitive actions against her and ultimately expelling her.[11] While in Montréal, she began attending concerts put on by local experimental musicians at Lab Synthèse, a performance space located in an abandoned textile factory.[12] She also has a step-brother who raps under the name Jay Worthy,[13] they collaborated on her album Visions on The Christmas Song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 9, 2012 12:32 AM

iPods
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Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 1:56 AM

grimes not bad

Posted by Anonymous | December 11, 2012 1:57 AM

@3:39 - "I FUCKING RIP THE ENTIRE FAR RIGHT COLUMN OUT OF MY PERIODIC TABLES, THAT'S HOW LITTLE FUCKS I GIVE ABOUT NOBLE GASES."
That might be the funniest nerdy guy trying act like a tough guy sentence I've ever heard!

Posted by Anonymous | December 14, 2012 9:22 PM

grimes is super popular because they are talented.

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