Perfect Shapes

Madeline Kenney - Perfect Shapes
Critic Score
Based on 9 reviews
2018 Ratings: #293 / 790
User Score
Based on 29 ratings
2018 Ratings: #373
October 5, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Carpark / Label
Dream Pop / Genres
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Solid little album. Short and sweet
Bad Ideas, Perfect Shapes & Your Art are easily her best songs I've heard. Huge improvement from the last album. Always Around Me and Cut Me Off are good too.
Some good moments, I love hearing Jenn Wasner's production develop as I love the sounds of Wye Oak. I wanted a little more to help this album stick out from the bevy of indie rock albums, but she has a good ear for melody, and I am eager to hear what her next project sounds like.
Madeline Kenney sounds like an artist who’s still coming into her own. “Perfect Shapes” is a promising, if green, sophomore album existing somewhere at the intersection of dream pop and art rock. Kenney herself is a very likable songwriter with a genre-appropriate voice and obvious talent and enough good ideas that it’s easy to see her having a breakout moment in, say, 2021. But she’s not there yet. Several of these songs contain multiple good ideas that ... read more
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#73/Under the Radar
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Track List

  1. Overhead
  2. Bad Idea
  3. Cut Me Off
  4. No Weekend
  5. Know
  6. The Flavor of the Fruit Tree
  7. I Went Home
  8. Perfect Shapes
  9. Your Art
  10. Always Around Me
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Added on: July 12, 2018