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08:16 AM on 07/15/14 
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Eva Friedman
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Mike Hadreas’ work as Perfume Genius has often been described with words like “wounded” and “fragile.” His songs detail experiences with abuse, addiction, death, suicide, and the mistreatment of homosexuals with an elegant, but shy, sparseness. His phenomenal 2012 album Put Your Back N 2 It never really got the acclaim it deserved, and the biggest story attached to it was more about the politics behind Google/YouTube rejecting its promo for not being “family safe” (it showed two shirtless men hugging). Now Perfume Genius has announced his third album Too Bright — one of our most anticipated albums of the year — and it’s immeasurably cathartic when lead single “Queen” begins with Hadreas singing “Don’t you know your queen?” The song (and the entire album, one gathers from a press release comparing it to colossi like Scott Walker’s Tilt and Kate Bush’s The Dreaming) is the sound of floodgates letting loose, of all of the muted intensity that’s come before igniting and burning hot and fierce. Even in his most anthemic moments, like the final section of “Hood,” Perfume Genius has never sounded this furious and confident. It’s something fans (and likely Hadreas) needed even if we didn’t realize it at the time.

08:24 AM on 07/15/14 
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Learning the GOAT
09:40 AM on 07/15/14 
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cannot fucking wait
10:17 AM on 07/15/14 
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I'm a fan of the cover. Liked the last two covers a lot as well. I'm interested in this change in sound, even if this song isn't really doing it for me (not yet at least).
11:25 AM on 07/15/14 
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02:59 PM on 07/15/14 
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Learning is great second one was ok we'll see
08:37 PM on 07/15/14 
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12:34 AM on 07/16/14 
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pumped
07:22 AM on 09/09/14 
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Cody Nelson
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07:42 AM on 09/09/14 
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dtrzcin
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It's still weird to me how different the new stuff is. I can't wait to hear the whole album.
11:37 AM on 09/09/14 
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Not quite sure how I feel about that one. There's a great Q&A on Stereogum from when the album was first announced that was a really good read though. Found it the other day. It touches on a lot of great social commentary and gives some insight on why this album goes in a different direction.
09:29 PM on 09/14/14 
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NPR album stream
09:50 PM on 09/14/14 
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This is actually something spectacular.
02:12 AM on 09/15/14 
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that song has me unbelievably excited to listen to the album
10:03 PM on 09/18/14 
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this is crazy good



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