Posted in music on December 3, 2013

by Andrew Sacher

Grimes at ACL 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Grimes

Whether it's to criticize her or praise her, it's hard to deny that people like talking about Grimes' musical opinions. Her top 10 albums of 2012 list included the most pop (Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber) AND the least pop (Swans), and she totally meant it too. She's defended Beyonce, Mariah Carey, and pop music in general, and denied accusations of trolling when her Boiler Room set included Taylor Swift, Maria Carey, Ramones, Skrillex, and others.

Grimes has now published a list to her tumblr of her favorite songs of all time. It continues her trend of pulling from pop and experimental music with songs from Burial, Mariah Carey, Joanna Newsom, Beyonce, Mazzy Star, Skrillex, Animal Collective, Butthole Surfers, Paramore and more. It's not only newer stuff though, she's also got Patsy Cline, Prince, and Enya, among others.

Check out her whole list (subject to change), via Exclaim, below...

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Grimes - "Greatest Songs Of All Time"
lauryn hill killing me softly

butthole surfers pepper

chris isaak wicked game

beyonce single ladies

prince when doves cry

manson beautiful people

burial archangel

rihanna only girl in the world or we found love (or take care/ whats my name)

outkast b.o.b... hey ya// ms jackson

tool aenema

mariah we belong 2gthr ./// fantasy

taylor swift i knew u were trouble //

alicia keys if i aint got u

patsy -c razy

majical cloudz i do sing for u

lana del rey ride

mia bucky odne gone

enya???? bodicea or however u spell

+ dummy in its entirety

all of swan lake

dolly - jolene!!!

elliot smith between the bars

missy pass that dutch

joanna newsom cosmia

skrillex devils den

mazzy star fade into you

katy b louder

themselves grass skirt and fruit hat

kanye lost in the world

all of ghost in the shell soundtrack

azelea 212

animal collective in the flowers

nickis verse on monster

nin march of the pigs? closer? haha i wrote march of the pugs at first by accident and erased it but i like the idea of march of the pugs

ill probably add more but now have to go back 2 work

just remembered:

paramore - thats what u get

flow child - less of it, more of having

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Comments (47)

This lists looks as if it was typed up by a 13-year-old who barely knows how to type.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:13 AM

Think I saw this list posted on MySpace 8 years ago.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:14 AM

What a fucking joke. This bitch looks like any other brat from Williamsburg, only she found people stupid enough to pay money to hear her drivel.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:15 AM

God bless this sweet angel.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:16 AM

Wish her music could sound like any of this, tired of blogs obsessing over this girl when her music is garbage

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:17 AM

"haha i wrote march of the pugs at first by accident and erased it but i like the idea of march of the pugs"

ugh... proof she needs to leave the planet.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:18 AM

Thank you Canada for the gift of Grimes!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:19 AM

of course she'd pick pepper as her favorite butthole surfers song. what an idiot.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:23 AM

I would have been disappointed if she picked a good Butthole Surfers song.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:25 AM

Grimes 3:16

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:27 AM

Can somebody explain who grimes is and why BV cares so much about her

Posted by Aaron | December 3, 2013 10:33 AM

I hate all u pretentious dicks in the comment section go away

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:42 AM

This is what happens when you give these people too much praise and they start to believe that they actually matter.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:42 AM

Ick. Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 10:45 AM

J'adore Grimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:09 AM

All time apparently largely means her lifetime. Still, probably a better list than most readers of this blog would come up with.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:16 AM

I agree with a lot of the comments here, but did any of you here expect anything different from that list?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:20 AM

She's right about the Burial song and the Mazzy Star song. The rest is subjective. Anyway, good trolling BV!

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:20 AM

Fugees

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:34 AM

Marilyn Monroe Happy Birthday

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:41 AM

Grimes picks "Pepper" as the Buttholes song.


Nothing else needs to be said.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:55 AM

Horrible taste in music besides the Butthole Surfers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 11:56 AM

I don't know anything about Grimes - but I know this list sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:02 PM

You took time out of your life to criticize a pop musician for her personal favorites.

Marinate on that.

And her music is great. The Grimes backlash is pretty phoned in tho

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:04 PM

Yeah god forbid Grimes has opinions and shares them with people.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:11 PM

Remember people, even Jesus had haters.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:22 PM

12:04-12:22 is Grimes.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:30 PM

Greatest songs of 'all time?' We can't know that yet, duh. Last I checked time is still going. Stick to music Grimes, leave the astrophysics to the pros.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:33 PM

Yeah man, fuck the Beatles. Skrillex FTW

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:43 PM

BV posted this as a goof.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:44 PM

BV posted this because Grimes gets gets him lots of clicks.

It's cute that this site is still championing Grimes when the hype everywhere else has died down substantially.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:55 PM

She has lovely thighs.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 12:58 PM

Grimes has a special kind of light that shines on her. She sort of glows.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:02 PM

1204 Her music is great? Are you new to music in general or just an idiot?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 1:49 PM

"It's cute that this site is still championing Grimes when the hype everywhere else has died down substantially."

proof?

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 2:55 PM

i love grimes

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 3:02 PM

I don't know if I've ever heard a song by Grimes, but she seems to be pretty polarizing! I will have to check her out so I can form my own opinion. I may report back with it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:32 PM

my favorite dogs of all time:

the dog i had growing up

dog have now

cuzins' dog wen i was ung

cuzins' newer dog

wifys old dog

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 4:33 PM

This is really good I bet, albeit she's a freak, she fucks like a champ.

Posted by D | December 3, 2013 5:33 PM

^Fake D, but great insight

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 5:41 PM

She has lovely arms too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 7:53 PM

Indie musicians that I liked until they used social media (Now fuck em):
1. Grimes
2, Dev Hynes
3. Solange

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:31 PM

Grimes is the best.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:31 PM

Frohawk is killing it.

Posted by Anonymous | December 3, 2013 8:47 PM

the iPods

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 3:07 AM

Just seeing the word Grimes makes me annoyed enough to write that I feel annoyed from seeing the word Grimes. Then I get annoyed from rereading the sentence that includes Grimes twice. Then, my blood boils I realized I have thought about Grimes three times in the last minute. Then….

Posted by Anonymous | December 13, 2013 3:35 PM

I love her voice and lyrics but honestly I think the heavy electronic vibes cheapen it. Still it's her album she do what she want I'm going to listen either way

Posted by Adrien | October 28, 2014 10:53 AM

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