Perfume Genius – “No Shape” [Matador]

How does one begin to describe an album, which is unlike anything they have ever heard before? Well the first step would be to admit said fact. Check. The second is to try to try your best anyway. Imagine you are listening to an insane attempt at making an all encompassing art pop project, but along the way, the artist got distracted and began adding beautiful orchestral sounds, and intense, and at times, chilling vocals. Even that hardly begins to cover the grandness and scope of this new Perfume Genius album. It is beautiful, weird, danceable and fun, sometimes all in the same track. This record is amazing, powerful, and most of all hard to explain. Listen to it and enjoy it, but be prepared for a rollercoaster of sounds and emotions that is well worth it in the end.

Label: Matador Records
Play: 2, 3, 6, 10
FCC: Clean
RIYL: Xiu Xiu, Clarence Clarity, Dirty Projectors

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