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Vancouver artist Grimes' "Oblivion" top song of 2012

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With catchy, recycled Christmas music and shopping mall Santas come end-of-the-year lists. This particular list makes us extra happy.

 

And it doesn't include Korean pop sensation Psy's "op op op op oppan Gangnam Style".


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 Vancouver's very own electronic artist Claire Boucher (aka Grimes) secured number one spot on Pitchfork's coveted "Top 100 Tracks of 2012" with "Oblivion". The synth-pop darling's transforming sounds and experimental beats, "ADD music" and "post-internet pop songs", transport audiences to another world of dancy, laid back ferries and just whatever.

Gasp. Could this be the end of Carly Rae Jepsens of the world? Probably not. (BC pop singer is top of Australian iTunes and sits at number 25 on Pitchfork with "Call Me Maybe" at number 25, Billboard's "song of the summer".  We still can't get it out of our heads. And we are okay with that.)

"Thank you so much Pitchfork!!!!!!!!!" Grimes updated her Facebook page's status 22 hours ago, which has since collected over 2K 'likes'. It also made one fan, Matthew Schade, share "one of [his] best personal memories" of the 24-year-old, saying he still remembers the "uncomfortable (but awesome) boots she had to take off mid-show" while performing at Electric Owl in Vancouver.

"When you started to perform and *that* beat kicked in, I could feel it resonate deep down in my chest," he began. "My ears got high with the sound, my neuronal network gasmed, and my heart opened up to see that infinite time and place we all come from and eventually must return to."


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With “Genesis” (another track by Grimes) sitting at number 25 in the top 100 tracks for 2012, the popular music site went so far as to call 2012 "The year of Grimes".

Other elated Grimes fans seemed to agree with virtual "you deserve it" pats on the back and "I want to bone you so bad" kind of positive energy.



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"You are extremely talented. You deserve so much!" wrote Pau Li Ne, adding a cartoon heart emoticon in between the two sentences. His cover photo a picture of Grimes. Obviously.

"A well deserved #1," Maxwell Choka echoed the other users' thoughts.

Another Vancouver band, Japandroids, made the list with “The House That Heaven Built” at number five.


Photo sourced from JAPANDROIDS Facebook page


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