Album: Visions
Producer: Grimes
Label: Arbutus

According to 24-year-old singer/songwriter/producer Claire Boucher (known to most as Grimes), "Oblivion" isn't a song that best represents what she was trying to do with her critically acclaimed Visions. The album combines a wide-reaching set of unlikely influences from punk to electronic, but while some of the more experimental stuff may be what she aims for, the pop accessibility of "Oblivion" opened doors to a new fan base that fell head over heels for Grimes in 2012.

It's one of the sweetest, catchiest melodies of the year, but it's also doused in the dark, lo-fi style that makes Grimes one of a kind. -JM

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