Top Ten Best Vocaloid Songs
This has been my all-time favourite VOCALOID song ever since the year 2008. Back then, the song just had a meltdown-ey effect on me...I could just feel the cold, stale air, and I could just feel my heart pumping fast, and all those late-night regrets that were making me a total insomniac.
Now? The song just has such nostalgia attached to it. I've been completely IN LOVE with Rin ever since I first discovered VOCALOID...but it feels like an eternity has passed since then! Back then, the story made me anxious and nervous, but now, it makes me feel calmer and happier. I even sang an 8-bit remix of this song at school some years ago (in my own language so that everyone could understand). I totally failed to capture the emotion and, normally, I would be ashamed and I would keep my distance from the song that made me so embarrassed. But I continue to listen to it still.
Servant of Evil is sad, but it's also pretty unrealistic. World Is Mine has barely any meaning to it. But Meltdown is about being so torn with guilt that you can't eat, your stomach hurts, you can't sleep and when you can sleep, all you get is nightmares. This is a feeling many of us have experienced. While it's mostly just dark, it's also just as sad as Servant of Evil because someone does in fact die- Rin kills herself in the end. And unlike Servant of Evil, this song describes an event that could very well happen in real life.
This song is absolutely beautiful! Rin does an excellent job singing a calm yet still catchy song that portrays lots of meaning and emotion. Oh, and there are plenty of high notes within the song too, which also brings on the beauty of one of my favorite songs by Kagamine Rin.
One of the first songs I ever heard of vocaloid and has become one of the most nostalgic and saddest pieces of music in my life to date.
This song is nice I thing,especially the story,the story make me cry but at the ending I thing that's an happy ending? If you want to know the story then watch this song then daughter of evil and then regret message to know the full story of this song
Servant of Evil is actually one of the few songs that made me very depressed. It is part of the Story of Evil series, and it teaches a good lesson. This song comes after Daughter of Evil, in which the princess (Rin) is to be executed for being involved with torturing the country. Len, who is her brother and servant in the song, does not want his sister to die, and they switch places, Len being executed instead of Rin. Even after the way Rin acted throughout her entire life - selfish, cruel, and only caring for herself - Len still was willing to give up his own life instead of watch his twin sister die. (I will warn you now - it is a very sad series and although Len comes back in Re-birth it still remains a depressing theme to it - no matter what the songs and lesson will continue to get stuck in my head lol. A great song within a great series!
It's SO SAD! Not only is the song extremely sweet its teaches a lesson. Rin is a selfish evil princess taking over a country and torturing innocent people. Len is her brother, and ironically, her servant. He goes out of his way and makes sure his sister gets everything she wants and she is happy, because that is what he truly wants. Eventually a big revolution starts and Rin is sentenced to death. Len does not want his sister to die, so they switch places and Len dies for his sister. In my opinion, Len has the voice of an angel along with Miku (she doesn't sing in this... Just my opinion. ) I love Len kagamine servant of evil the saddest and sweetest song ever... !
Story of Evil is not an overrated fairy tale! It has one of the (Seven? ) sins in it, which is Pride. It tells a meaningful story, and has a manga and light novel adaptation. Honestly, though, myself, I have heard the classical version BEFORE the real Mothy version. The classical is probably the one that makes you cry.
Also, to people hating Servant of evil, I know it gets old but this song shows love, and makes Rin realize her mistake. Actually, in the Vocaloid Wikia, it says Servant Of Evil is arguably one of Len's most well known songs (aside from Migikata no Chou which is fairly lower than this song)
I think it's sad that so many people aren't even bothering to LISTEN to the song!
I love this song because it has deep meaning, and IA's voice really suits it! The song itself sounds mystical and I feel both soothed AND energetic when listening to it.
It also goes extremely fast in the chorus, and I like IA singing it because she can keep up with the tempo, and the song suits her.
Furthermore, unlike other songs, most people can sing along (except for the chorus) because it stays in a reasonable range. It doesn't go extremely high.
I was so obsessed with this song that I listened to it every single day, close to six trillion times total!
I love Vocaloid they sing so much AMAZING songs and they are all so catchy like Servant of evil, love is war, butterfly on your right shoulder, Alice of human sacrifice, but this song runs through my head all day during class the tune just keeps replaying and I'm trying to concentrate and I'm like "AH WHY IS THIS SONG SO CATCHY! " its not sung by the most popular Vocaloid and its not the best song to everyone but this song just makes me so happy when I'm upset. I just can't get enough of it! I'm playing it right now my parents think I've gone crazy...They're nice.
"Wow". The single word I said for the whole length of the song. But it was because I couldn't close my mouth at the awesomeness of this song.
This song will completely capture you after the piano intro, and you'll find yourself pressing the replay button non-stop. I'm a big fan of Miku, but I must agree, this song is definitely the best of all vocaloid songs. The song is so upbeat and catchy, yet the meaning is so emotional. After this song, you'll find yourself wanting to listen to this song every second of the day.
Six Trillion Years and Overnight Story may be a kind-of unpopular song, but it is DEFINITELY the best! It's really upbeat and catchy, but it is also full of emotion. I can't believe "World is Mine" is number one. I know it is really popular and sung by the most famous Vocaloid, but it isn't even that catchy or upbeat or emotional! Please, just take 3 minutes and 40 seconds out of your life to listen to Six Trillion Years and Overnight Story. IA's voice will make you love this song, and you will love IA.
I have no idea what people are thinking when they vote based on the 'LOID who sings.
Trust me, every VOCALOID has at least one extremely catchy song that belongs on this list.
Migikata no Chou tops them all- interesting meaning, abundance of mixes, INCREDIBLE covers (Luka's is my favorite, go check it out! ), and I remember the first time I heard it, I was scribbling butterflies and humming the tune for weeks! You can't call yourself a true VOCALOID fan without having heard this tune!
This is a catchy song. It WILL get stuck in your head, but it's worth it!
Love this song! Though wish they had Rin on the stage too with Len on the 2016 version concerts. Now that they only have Len on stage and Rin only singing backup, but not being seen anywhere in the stage is sad. I thought the ones where both Rin and Len are on stage were cute.-.
This is my favorite song EVER. Not just because Len sings it either. It's a love song about regret and how we try to make up the hurt that comes with love with material goods. The beat, the lyrics... I love everything!
I love this song, the melody is very good. And I love how they just blend the sad lyrics within the happy melody. And I'm just impress very much, I'd like to learn this song on the piano one day.
This was my first Vocaloid song and is what officially got me into more of Hatsune Miku's songs and led m on to the other Vocaloids! World is mine is a cute little song about a childish Miku singing about her boyfriend and how she thinks she deserves his heart than anyone else, and describes all of the things he should do for Miku as they are dating. At first, Miku sounds a little stuck-up and selfish, but then you realize she only wants to confirm that her boyfriend loves her. This song completely wins my heart for Hatsune Miku and her music! It will always remain a classic!
Like a lot of others, this was my first Vocaloid song that got me into it. But also the lyrics explain quite a few feelings that are relatable! Such as wanting people to notice you changed something, or wondering what they really think. Also, a lot of people seem to dislike Miku. Granted, she isn't the best (Rin & Len! Whoop! Whoop! ) but she still must be respected!
World is Mine has such a captivating musical style that's different from all other Vocaloid songs I've heard... Definitely deserves the top spot. Although Meltdown is also a phenomenal song, World is Mine is sung by Vocaloid's main representative, Hatsune Miku, and it is also written by the main composing representative: Ryo.
Hatsune Miku's World is Mine is so catchy like a lot of her songs and I used this song to introduce my friend to Vocaloids! Miku is amazing and this is a great example of that fact, also, if you are going to watch a music video for it watch the music video from Project Diva, it is awesome!
YES! I was listening to this song just now. It's so catchy! I think especially for people who are new to Vocaloid, it's less harsh than Servant of Evil or Trick and Treat where Rin and Len are evil and Miku is the innocent little girl who gets killed by them.
I guess this would be my favorite out of these ones here. It's a super kawaii song. Miku did an okay job at singing the lead (I. E singing quite fast), Teto was adorable on the high notes, and Neru, her phone is like a mini piano!
This one is by far the best. Teto sounds adorable singing the harmonies and I love it when Neru hits Miku with the leek. And Neru's expression when she looks up from the phone... it's the best.
This was the first Vocaloid song I heard. I showed it to a friend at school and she fell in love. Then I showed it to another two friends and they loved it. Triple Baka is awesome like that!
I love this song. Let's be honest- it's addictive, fun, catchy, easy to sing to, upbeat, and much more. I also love the amount of covers you can find that explore all possible ways to sing this song.
And the meaning? 524.
One of the few VOCALOID songs that I listened to 2 years ago for the first time (when I first got into them) that I still think is underplayed and still would listen to anytime.
You can't dislike this song. Everything about it, I just love. The vocals, lyrics, creativity in the costumes and art. It seems like such a fun and crazy song to dance to when it really has a sad but in a way beautiful meaning and story to it. This will always be my favorite.
I honestly think other songs at the top are better and other not so popular songs are better but I have rarely heard this one but I like it! I'm just gonna give it a little boost up because I would love to see it grow really populare even though it already is
This song will always be one of my favorites! I feel strong friendships when I see cosplay videos of this on YouTube! For me I think when I see them, they are expressing how crazy friends can be, but they'll always stick together!
I love Paradichlorobenzene so much! I'm even listening to it just writing this. It is my favorite song and always will be. I remember when I first got into it: I was watching a Top 10 Fastest VOCALOID Songs video, and that song was on there. Back then, I had to look at the words on the video when trying to spell it! I began listening to it more and more over time, and it eventually became my favorite song. I never really learned how to pronounce it tho. This should be the first on here. I love this song. I've even come to spelling it without even looking at the word itself! Best song ever you HAVE to listen to it. I love SO many covers (my playlist on YouTube is My Favorite Songs (almost all VOCALOID) but it's not all Paradichlorobenzene but a lot of it is). I even memorized all the lyrics! I've made my own songs that's kinda a mix between Paradichlorobenzene and Antichlorobenzene and I'm really hoping to send it to Owata-P. He became my favorite producer just because of ...more
Paradichlorobenzene: People avoid it because it's title is so hard to pronounce, but I can pronounce it just fine. It's a good song, and I've loved Len Kagamine ever since his duet with Rin Kagamine: Butterfly On Your Right Shoulder. The song sounds like a song someone would slow dance to in the beginning, but once the the sings starts, Paradichlorobenzene! FAST! But I absolutely love it! Len did such a good job! The song depressing kinda of, but also a smudge of hypnotizing! Overall I absolutely love it!
It's kind of depressing, but in a good way, kind of like Haku. And the harmony goes perfectly. This is the one Len song that I really like, and he really does sound good, even for a Miku fan. Although he does sound a lot like a girl, there are no glitches and he sings very smoothly. There isn't much emotion, but that's just perfect for this song.
The sound is indescribable, almost unreal, the video is the awesomest, and the lyrics are like you've never seen before. It's one of those songs near perfect, even though the song itself is about imperfection. And should I also mention that it held the #1 position in weekly top vocaloid songs for 5 weeks straight?
I have fallen in love with the song. It's funny, upbeat, has a samurai setting, and the Kagaine twins! That's all I need!
Right, this a nice song also it's quite funny and it's catchy
Great song. Funny and nice beat as well
Declare war on all Vocaloids? Yes!
You. You right there. I was like you until I listened to this song. I listened to it once before, maybe like you. I had thought "I don't see what's so good about this song. It's pretty slow". I deleted the song. And now, I've listened to it again. Please give this emotional, beautiful song a chance. And then it will surprise you.
This song is really nice and emotional, and the fact that it could be pointed toward many different characters made it stand out for me.
Songs not bad but I personally prefer everlasting night
I can't find this song! Please tell me who sang it!
Such an adorable, cute and lovable song, with a great song map. And seriously, if you DON'T LOVE the Kagamines... wut are you doing here :A:
Rin and Len are such great siblings in the music video
My favourite song by the Kagamine twins!
I really like Len's part in this song
This is one of the songs that made me fallin love with Vocaloid. Telling a story of a fallin angel (detenshi) and her forbidden love with a beautiful girl. The first time I listened to it I cried at the part where rin/Len disappears. I really don't know why this is down the bottom
Awesome graphics, beautiful tune, beatiful lyrics. What can I say? This is one of my favorite Vocaloid songs. I love its story, it's one of the best in all of the Vocaloid ones. In my opinion it's even better than the Story of Evil. So well, this shouldn't be the 30th song.
This song is amazing! The animation and story are beautiful. It actually tells a story. It would make an awesome plot for an anime or book or something. I'm not very good at describing things but just go and listen to it already!
Judgement of corruption is sweet to but I have to say alluring secret black vow is the song that stole my heart. I had been listening to it nonstop lately. MUST BE IN TOP 10!
Such a catchy, fast paced, blood rushing song, but also understandable and deep, about a girl who is torn and two faced between obsession and feeling and how she is day to day. And come on.. WOWAKA (...:A:)
It's upbeat, fast, catchy and has a meaning. I love it, it's absolutely addicting to me. I agree the video was a bit weird, yet I also enjoyed it because it was different than most videos I've seen, and it's about how love isn't always love when the other one isn't committed, and how it hurts
I adore pretty much all of the songs on this list, but for me? Two Faced Lovers takes the cake. Not only is it extremely catchy and fast(A joy to the ears! ), but it also has a deep meaning, which is portrayed wonderfully. This song has moments that I just want to replay again and again,I never get tired of this song. Wowaka is such a good producer, and Rolling Girl is a gem as well, but this has gotta be my favorite.
Deal with it it is about sex is that all? /... no it is about a young girl going into it to fast- ends up regretting- and repeating like all teenagers today and it poses a really important message to all of the modern teenage society
If you like rock, Vocaloid, deep meaning lyrics, and Hatsune Miku, then Senbonzakura is a song you have to listen to. The upbeat tune may fool you at first, but the translation seems too dark to be the the actual song, right? Wrong. This is my favorite song, and always will be. Hatsune Miku rocked this and this was the song that made me addicted to Vocaloid, and even becoming intrested in learning more about Japanese culture! It must mean a lot if just one song has enough power to do that. It makes me smile at any time or mood, and powers through my problems to make me smile. It's a masterpiece that I'll never forget, and you won't either.
I love Senbonzakura out of all the Vocaloid songs. It is dark, but seems innocent and happy. It is beautiful, and the costumes for it are just as amazing as the song itself. II can listen to it in any mood. And smile no matter how bad the time is for me. It is truly a masterpiece. No offense to people who actually like the songs above, but can you stop voting for a song because of who sings it? The singer doesn't matter, it's the song itself.
11? That's one away from 10...I think this deserves a 10! Senbonzakura wasn't one of the first songs I ever heard, but it's one I haven't forgotten. The rock-style music, the voice (Miku completely rocked this! ) and the deep meaning behind the lyrics made me completely obsessed with this song and everything else about Vocaloid. If you think I'm crazy and you haven't heard the song yet, please listen to it before you ignore this comment.
Senbonzakura was my first ever Vocaloid song, and it will always be number one on my list. The rock-style music and instrumental is fantastic, but covers something deeper and darker, shown in the translation. Some lines are inspirational, some lines aren't. The costumes are beautiful, and it really shows Japanese culture and made me want to learn more. Definitely go listen to it if you haven't heard it before.
I have to say, it's a really nice song. It's sung by Akita Neru and this is the first song I have heard by her. I like her voice.
The song is really good.
This song is seriously adorable! Ryo is a genius. Go away you Len fangirls! Why are the Kagamine's number 1 in every list? Because of you fangirls! I mean seriously I adore Len too but at least I don't go around saying that everything Len does is the best! Oh and Miku's voice is not too high pitched! If anything, Rin's voice is. Did you hear Meltdown? "This ringing in my ears won't stop." Yeah. Probably because your singing is deafening!
Melt was my first vocaloid song, and I loved it. It'll always plant a smile on my face, from the blissful voice to the wonderful tune. Its PV was a captivating spectrum of colors, dancing figures that made my heart fly in joy, and was a memorable song I will forever treasure.
Yes yes YESS this song totally deserves to be on the list! Miku's voice is pitched perfectly and the song is adorable! Also, does anyone notice that is the opening song for the game Beat Beat Vocaloid Plus? I know why - this song is awesome
Miku has an amazing voice and she's EXTREMELY ADORABLE. It relates to so many girls who have secret feelings for a guy. I personally think it is an excellent song and that it should be more famous.
I can't believe this is Number 67. If I had a party and got to put on Vocaloid songs, this would be my first. It's even more awesome when you watch her just slamming her guitar on the ground on Magical Mirai. But seriously, I can't believe this song is way back here. Personally. I'd choose this as Number One or at least higher. I always listen to this song when I'm just not motivated. The first thing you could hear is drums and guitars playing. Then Rin's awesome voice kicks in. I've been listening to this song for only 3-5 months almost everyday but it's still awesome. This would actually be a good pick for an anime opening. Lost One's Weeping also helps me if I start hating school SO much. I can actually relate to the guy in the song. Like I have SO much stress when it comes to school. But when I listen to this song, it starts calming me down for some reason.. If I only got to listen to only ONE Vocaloid song, it would be Lost One's Weeping.
Wow, 73... How?!? This was the second Vocaloid song I've ever heard, and it's seriously stuck with me. The amazing guitar caught my attention immediately as I was just randomly listening to songs, and then, BLAM. Lost One's Weeping, right there. The tune is very catchy to me, and I've received weird glances from family and friends for attempting to sing those high notes Most of all, though, the meaning drew me in. I believe that this song is talking about the stress in school, and how it takes away your creativity. Everyone expects you to be perfect, and operate according to a textbook, but as the sing suggests, this simply doesn't work. This is one of the few Vocaloid songs where I can catch some of that emotion in their voices, with Rin sounding like she's screaming her heart out. Simply. Amazing. Wow.
I can't believe that this song is so low on the list! This is definitely a favourite of mine, as the lyrics are extremely relatable to students such as myself who face the negative side of school life. We feel like we are slipping out of our own grasp and we are losing who we are as people due to the stress that school has induced upon us. This song is packed with emotion, and to top it off, along with the lyrics comes an extremely catchy tune and instrumentals that never fail to please me whenever I listen to this song!
I feel like I can relate to this song a lot. The lyrics are so sad, but they have a lot of meaning. Neru (the producer not the vocaloid) really did a good job with this one, because this song describes a problem that a lot of people are facing with the school system, that problem being feeling unintelligent because maybe you are sufficient in reading, but not in maths. The meaning is conveyed in such a strong way, and the sound of this song is so beautiful I really think it should be higher on the charts!
I LOVE THIS SONG! It's my absolute favorite Vocaloid song ever! One, it sounds like a rock song, which is my favorite kind of music, two, it has my first, third and seventh favorite Vocaloids in it, and three, Kamui Gakupo is in it (I LOVE THAT GUY! )! Why is it so low on this list? It should be number one!
I love the contrast between Len and Gakupo, with KAITO to fill in the middle.
I love this song! With Kaito, Gaukpo and Len all in the same song makes it even more awesome! It's pure epicness!
One of my favorite Vocaloid songs with Kaito Gackupo and Len
Kagome Kagome is somehow a creepy song (scratch that, it is) but kinda gives you a calming feeling... At least, for me.
Anyways, Kagome Kagome is a song that is extremely recommended for psychological anime lovers, especially of those who love Higurashi no Naku Koro ni, Umineko no Naku Koro ni, Another, Elfen Lied and all those.
Kagome Kagome is an awesome song that I PLANED TO SING AT THE TALENT SHOW BUT THE STAFF DISLIKED IT I'm SUCH A BAKA! Anyways, the song's creepy melody and the sound of Luka and Miku's voices make it one of my top three.
Kagome Kagome is one of the creepiest songs of Vocaloid I've heard, but as much as I'm scared to death almost of it, I guess it has some sort of calming melody. It's a good song!
I really like this! If I could make this list, I would put this at number three (next to Joker and Imitation Black)! Why is it here? Please tell me why!
I love this one, it has an intriguing story in it, and it's one of the ones that actually doesn't have an ending where someone dies. It ends well where the girl finds her love and all her personalities fulfilled there duty and leave her in peace. It's extremely catchy as well, and I love the beat in it! It's my second favorite vocaloid song that I've heard!
It hits closer to home than Servant of Evil or Prisoner. It's not sad, but not happy either. I don't know what I should call it. It's kind of a mix of sadness, insanity, romance and comedy... I don't know
This song is so catchy, and one of the best songs by Gumi. When I first heard it, I fell in love with this song. Anyways, give it a listen, maybe it's going to be your favorite song!
I ADORE this song. It was the first on that got my favorite Vocaloid to be gumi. If you like this song, I recommended listening to Matryoshka.
An emotional yet beautiful song. It has a beautiful message to it, how life is such an important thing. Every time I hear it I wanna cry, but with that comes so much emotion and power. I LOVE YOU RIN
It's by Rin and Len it's both sad and a happy song. It's about a robot created by a scientist, the scientist sent his whole life making a program called "Kokoro" which means heart. The robot downloads the program and feels what it's like to have a heart, but in the end realized that the man who created her was gone. In the end the heart was too big for her alone and died smiling. In Len's side of the song he's talking about raising the robot who is Rin. In the end he needed no more miracles since her being created and that she was able to have emotions was enough and died or re-died since he came back as a ghost. Listen to it! It's amazing!
Best vocaloid song EVER! Why this is on bottom I don't know, because it's a very beautiful song, I 've cried with it, and I just can't explain how beautiful this is, you have to hear the song yourself, it's really touching.
Why is this on the bottom! Best Vocaloid song I think. It's so pretty and sad! Especially this version, hearing both sides of the story makes me appreciate it much more.
Eerie, yet an ear worm. I love Miku's tuning on this song, and how nervous, yet hyped it gets me.
This song has some very dark themes but the sound of it is super badass.
Awesome song, and the Electrolysis (utau) cover of it is amazing. 100/5 stars
This song is awesome and should be in the top 10
First of it's honestly really sad. About a girl who is hated bullied, neglected, and faces so much pain. After a while when relief seems possible, after she's killed everyone in the world, the bactirea comes back and she want's to comit suciside to end her pain. But... she can't...
Catchy and different love it. OH YEAH FIY DON'T BULLY PEOPLE PLEASE :A:
I love this song! So don't feel bad if you like it because is one of my favorites. This song I really took to heart because it's basically what happens to people when they get bullied, they start turning into a moster and all they want is to not be alone but they feel so bad about themselves that without even meaning to they hurt someone else just as others had hurt them and in the end they can't escape the fact of what they let themselves become and fall into utter despair and darkness. This is a very powerful song full of truth that I think if people watched the video to it they wouldn't ever want to be mean to anyone ever again (but of corse they'd need to know the lyrics to get the message). Despite how dark it is this song will always be on my top ten list.
This song... It really relates to my life. I have been told countless times that I am worthless, stupid, and that I'll forever be a freak because of my anime obsessions, and that I should kill myself because of that. But in a while, the school's talent show is coming up. I'm going to sing this song while looking at my tormentors straight in the eye.
This song has contaminated me with it's dark yet beautiful tune. It's a very unique song too, and its tune is stuck in my mind. It is rather dark but then it's also meaningful, and it is actually able to connect to some people's feelings. Overall, the (almost) best song I've heard yet.
Tell your world is a very beautiful song that is worth listening to over and over again. Even though the notes are rather high at some points, Miku manages to fit them very well. The video even shows you how Vocaloid developed in time, which is another amazing thing to watch. This is a song that I'm sure many fans will love.
It's such a beautiful song, it shows the true power, as if Miku is so passionate about her singing she wants the viewer to tell their family and friends and the word to spread. Servant of Evil is just an overrated fairy-tale, Tell Your World is much better!
This is one of the few vocaloid songs that has an excellent Japanese AND English ver. It was one of my first and a continuous favorite of mine, along with Odds and Ends. Give it a listen, and be inspired to share your story as well!
Amazing beautiful touching song. It goes well with really any vocaloid in my opinion. Miku just sings it so well and the lyrics are very nice. I don't understand why this is not already on the list. Go Tell Your World!
I actually don't know the english lyrics yet, but I LOVE the way Ryo has tuned Miku to make such a powerful emotional sounding song.
I'm really upset this isn't higher on the list! This is honestly one of my favourite vocaloid songs. Whenever I feel really terrible, and my depression is acting up, I just listen to this song. The lyrics, the video, the instrumental, everything about this is amazing! How the song is like, if you need someone to be your voice, I will be your voice. You aren't useless. I just love this song so much
Come on! This should be in top 10 or 20 because this is the best song that I hear... this song made in 2012 but right now its 2016 still it's my one of my favorite song because even miku is not real or exist,she is always in our side whenever happens...
The song really satisfy me and made me cry...(01)
Ryo's done it again. This is so beautiful. The meaning, the lyrics, the instruments, the tune... They're enough, but it's the way they pick you up is what makes this song truly fantastic. Please listen to this work of art.