Perfume Genius / Too Bright
Album: Too Bright   Collection:General
Artist:Perfume Genius   Added:Sep 2014
Label:Matador Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-09-26 Pull Date: 2014-11-28
Week Ending: Nov 30 Nov 23 Nov 16 Nov 9 Nov 2 Oct 26 Oct 19 Oct 12
Airplays: 1 2 2 2 3 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 01, 2019: nearby galaxies
4. Jan 01, 2015: Meow: The Best Of 2014
2. Feb 19, 2015: A-philiac
No Good, Don't Let Them In, Fool
5. Dec 12, 2014: A Visit From Drum (Best of 014)
3. Jan 29, 2015: Moonlight Impressions
No Good
6. Dec 11, 2014: ZoeRadio

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-09-25
This is the third studio album from Perfume Genius, out on Matador. Perfume Genius is Mike Hadreas, who first got discovered by Los Campesinos! around 2008 after he started producing music from his mom's house in Everett, WA and posting it to a MySpace page. His first album "Learning" came out in 2010 and his second album "Put Your Back N 2 It" came out in 2012. I have listened to it about 10 times in the past 3 days. It is so awesome and unique, does not disappoint. For those who do not know, Perfume Genius tends to put songs out that vary from soulful piano ballads, to more accessible indie pop songs, to tracks that I can only classify as experimental (not my area of expertise). But the album is great! So play it often.


Recommended Tracks: 2, 3,4, 8, 11

1. (1:58) I Decline - Short, sparsely sprinkled piano notes and vocals only, with some ambient sounding string embellishments.
2. (3:51) Queen - Vocal and guitar distortion. Mid tempo. Synth builds in and drives. Huge sound. Awesome.
3. (3:56) Fool - Great melody, more of a poppy feel, great layering of melodies and instruments.
4. (3:50) No Good - Piano, strings, harmonies, and that voice. So beautiful. My favorite I think.
5. (2:18) My Body - Guitar distortion, creepy distant vocals, super weird with some crazy chaos.
6. (2:21) Don't Let Them In - Piano, vox and strings, female harmonies.
7. FCC SHIT (2:39) Grid - Synth, drum machine, and some weird screechy sound. Echoey vocals.
8. (2:51) Longpig - This one is awesome, electronic feel, tribal drums, lots of harmonizing.
9. (3:31) I'm A Mother - Almost indistinguishable lyrics, minimal instrumentation, mainly tones that build in volume and complexity.
10. (3:25) Too Bright - Another piece of piano and vocal harmonies. Super pretty and super urgent.
11. (2:35) All Along - Great way to end the album, another track that starts minimal and has such soulful lyrics and great melody. Instruments build in about half way through. So so good.

Track Listing
1. I Decline   6. Don't Let Them In
2. Queen   7. Grid
3. Fool   8. Longpig
4. No Good   9. I'm A Mother
5. My Body   10. Too Bright
  11. All Along