Electronic recording artist and proud Vancouverite, Grimes, has scored the coveted top track of 2012. According to Pitchfork Media, Claire Boucher aka Grimes track “Oblivion” is a shapeshifter, just like its creator, a song with open spaces and hairline cracks in which you can see parts of yourself. And being impossible to pin down kept it sounding fresh and new again and again, each listen feeling a little like the first one. Grimes beat out Frank Ocean’s “Pyramids” for the number 1 spot.
Boucher was born and raised in Vancouver, graduating from Lord Byng Secondary School. She later moved to Montreal and it is there that she discovered the underground electronic scene. Fast forward and a star is born.
Grimes isn’t the only Vancouverite to crack the top ten list as Vancouver rockers, Japandroids, track “The House That Heaven Built” landed them in the number 5 spot.
“Genesis” another track by Grimes was also in the top 100 tracks for 2012, it came in at number 25. One more Vancouverite made the coveted list as Carly Rae Jepsen’s catchy “Call Me Maybe” landed in the number 29 slot just ahead of Kanye West’s mega track “Mercy”.
Top 10 songs of 2012
01. Grimes: “Oblivion”
See the rest of the Top 100 tracks for 2012 at Pitchfork.
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