ALBUM REVIEW | electronic
Faced with the limitless possibilities of what (or who, or when) to sound like, the real work for today’s pop-maker isn’t just writing a catchy tune. She must also plot her own boundaries, curate her referents, and properly hybridize her vibe. Montreal’s Claire Boucher meets these tasks with airy ease on “Visions,’’ her fourth outing as Grimes. A song like “Vowels = space and time’’ may initially scan as an unsteady balance of Lisa Lisa and Kate Bush, but Boucher gradually reveals a deeper level of control.