Mannequin Pussy - Perfect
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
User Score
Based on 113 ratings
2021 Ratings: #146
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May 21, 2021 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Beats Per Minute

The band is on fire for the entirety of the short-and-savage Perfect, balancing that joyous pop-punk that made Patience such a jam but still proving they can shred when necessary.

80
FLOOD Magazine
There’s the familiar Mannequin Pussy and then there’s a new side that glows; you can’t quite see it until it’s right in front of you, but you’re intrigued by it anyways.
80
The Line of Best Fit
Though the EP doesn’t quite feel like bold new territory for the band, it does find them equally blunt and blistering.
80
No Ripcord
It’s the ultimate sample platter for a band who defiantly refuses to meet your expectations, and for everything it lacks in consistency, it more than makes up for in offering a heart-bled moment that will burn bright for someone.
80
Northern Transmissions
The EP only clocks in at just over 13 minutes but the group milks every ounce of blood and tears shed over the last year into every single second of its running time.
80
Clash
The ‘Perfect’ EP is another jukebox roll through the band’s quieter and louder moments, both of which are largely on target from start to finish.
HalfsourDyl
80
The two punk cuts are okay, but the other songs are fantastic. I love the writing, vocals, and guitar work. The wailing vocals on 'To Lose You' are amazing. That's easily the best song here.
gopxity
84
This is a really solid EP. Whether the tracks are heavy and in your face or more laid back and vocal-focused, they all sound really good. I really wish this project was longer, and that's usually a sign that an EP is really good.

Favorite tracks: Control, Pigs Is Pigs, Darling
Least favorite: -
Music_Nerds
69
My first thoughts are: Damn this is some hard hitting indie although the opening song is mid.

‘Perfect’ has blistering 90s punk fire and ‘To Lose You’ is melodically rising and poppy. ‘Pigs Is Pigs’ gets a massive nod from me for it’s Turnstile swagger.

A short and sweet EP.
SonicDiscovery
80
Almost a year to the day since the release of their explosive third album Patience, Philly-based band Mannequin Pussy return with the concise Perfect EP, that showcases their best traits. A song like “Control” would’ve kill on 90’s rock radio, while “To Lose You” and “Darling” give bits of their new power-pop sound and “Perfect” & “Pigs Is Pigs” display their unrelenting punk roots. This EP might just be the ... read more
currentjoyys
90
FAVORITE TRACK: Control

LEAST FAVORITE TRACK: None !

This is Mannequin Pussy's best work to date. I've been following this band for years now and I'm genuinely blown away by how stellar this is. The traditional punk sound on this is great on Perfect and Pigs is Pigs. The vocals are wonderful on Control. Both To Lose You and Control combine Marisa Dabice's edgy voice with a power-chorded guitar to create these great indie punk tracks. Even Darling, the black sheep of the EP, is great with its ... read more
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Added on: March 23, 2021