Sunday, May 7, 2017

Song of the Day # 1,204 Perfume Genius

The new album from Perfume Genius No Shape is quite staggeringly good. Clearly one of the very best things I've heard for a long, long time. I listened through to the whole thing at one astonished sitting a couple of days back, quite taken back by its consistent melodic and rhythmic brilliance and insistent build. Genius is not an inappropriate term. Written from a defiant, pained gay sensibility that fits in a proud tradition going all the way back to Caravagio, it's a good as any record anyone is likely to release this year. You can hear elements of Sufjan, Vampire Weekend and Rufus Wainwright here and there but it's still very much Mike Hadreas', (the man behind the Perfume Genius moniker), own thing.  Here's just one track!

1 comment:

  1. Wonderful album. I'm still recovering from the stunning perfection of Too Bright, so even though I was excited for the new album I wasn't fully ready for this new one. Such a prodigious talent in every way.