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Perpetual Motion People

Ezra Furman - Perpetual Motion People
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2015 Ratings: #76 / 770
User Score
Based on 67 ratings
2015 Ratings: #192
July 10, 2015 / Release Date
LP / Format
Bella Union / Label
Indie Rock / Genres
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
The Line of Best Fit

Despite Furman’s own insecurities and wanderlust, Perpetual Motion People sounds like home.

90
musicOMH

verall, Furman has crafted another album to take to your heart: impetuous yet reflective, anarchic but spiritual, nostalgic though always forward thinking.

90
Clash

An enlightening journey through the mind of an outsider, but an entirely relatable one.

80
NME

From beat pop opener to gospel closer, a constantly surprising and relentlessly melodic pleasure.

80
The Guardian

It is more than bluster: Perpetual Motion People is the restless sound of a genuine one-off in a generic world.

80
DIY

This is a messy, disorderly but beautifully blissful and idiosyncratic record – and that seems like the statement he’d like to make.

80
Loud and Quiet

Even if ‘Perpetual Motion People’ runs a tad long, it’s very much a record to get lost in, with new complexities thrown up on every listen.

80
AllMusic

If you're willing to get on board with Ezra Furman and the beautifully messy world that he celebrates here, Perpetual Motion People is a ride worth taking.

80
Mojo
Driven, hooky, moving. Better than Prozac or a sunny day.
70
PopMatters

Try as it might to avoid your grasp, Perpetual Motion People is worth holding on to.

70
Rolling Stone

The music has gotten more ambitious, with crisp saxophone and percussion framing deep, slurred doo-wop backing vocals.

70
Under The Radar
A little scattered and with occasionally mediocre lyrics, it congeals into a fun, extremely varied, and repeatedly listenable album.
69
Pitchfork

More than anything else, Perpetual Motion People feels like a rallying cry against boredom.

67
Consequence of Sound

Perpetual Motion People isn’t your typical summer album, but if you’re using your summer to reflect on the past months and come away a hopeful survivor in the mood to dance, why not dance to it?

rosevean
78
#2 Lousy Connection
#4 Haunted Head
#9 Body Was Made
#11 Pot Holes
#12 Can I Sleep in Your Brain
CheapandLethal
75
Decent
83
favs: lousy connection, ordinary life, wobbly
Sinestroll
92
Best Song: Wobbly
Aoaystheory
56
Ezra summed up the album in a line from the track “Lousy Connection” when he said “nothing’s happening and it’s happening way too fast.”
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Track List

  1. Restless Year
  2. Lousy Connection
  3. Hark! To the Music
  4. Haunted Head
  5. Hour of Deepest Need
  6. Wobbly
  7. Ordinary Life
  8. Tip of a Match
  9. Body Was Made
  10. Watch You Go By
  11. Pot Holes
  12. Can I Sleep in Your Brain
  13. One Day I Will Sin No More
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Added on: April 27, 2015