Album Review: Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition) by Grimes
A remix of the Canadian artist Claire Boucher’s fifth album, better known by her stage name, Grimes, delivers Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition).
Unfortunately, the album feels like what 2020 was — a missed opportunity.
There are parts of the album that feel as if it’s being pulled in two opposing directions struggling to find a balance between our world and a parallel dystopian future.
It’s like the album is stuck in a weird limbo where it does not belong in either world.
That’s not to say the album didn’t have its moments though. For example in “New Gods – Tale of Us & me Remix”, the crisp underplayed beats combinedwith hauntingly familiar vocals create an intoxicating euphoric experience. It’s like a dance party that’ll never stop.
While Miss Anthropocene (Rave Edition) shows promise and a possible sneak peek of the future for Grimes’ music — etherealness grounded in dark, deep techno — it felt like the union between her and the music is not yet seamless in this album.
— Keoputhy Bunny