Visions is the third studio album by Canadian singer and songwriter Grimes, released on January 31, 2012. Her first since signing with 4AD, the album was recorded entirely on Apple's GarageBand software in Grimes' apartment over a three-week period. It was mixed by Grimes and her manager Sebastian Cowan at their La Brique Studio Space. Visions was streamed on the NPR website a week before it was released in the United States.
Visions received widespread acclaim by critics on its release and was included in several year-end lists. The album's two singles, "Oblivion" and "Genesis" were named among the best songs of 2012 by many publications including Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and NME. It has also appeared on several decade-end lists with Gorilla vs. Bear naming it the best album of the decade and Pitchfork naming "Oblivion" as the second best song of the decade. It was also ranked as the 252nd best album of all time by NME. Visions won a Juno Award and was also nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The album is labeled as bringing the DIY music scene of the Mile End neighbourhood of Montreal to international popularity.