Perfume Genius - Ugly Season
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EiDouVarg
100

On Ugly Season, Hadreas put together a record sprawling with unconventional beauty and winding soundscapes, while diving head-first into the avant-garde, and doing so flawlessly.

MagnetoJenkins
80

Mike Hadreas and Blake Mills once again give me something very interesting and pretty to listen to.

syakirinno
94

It's my album of the year.. hellbent is just pure excellent

ima4gine
80

favorite songs: teeth, pop song, ugly season, eye in the wall, photograph, hellbent.
least favorite: scherzo.

pedrosabe16
82

'Ugly Season' is experimental music that radiates modern, classical, artpop and queer. Its details are crafted carefully and even when not perfect, they are impressive. The work of an artist who's willing to push boundaries in order to stay true.

Matthewmccarty
85

Wow. I love the switch in experimentation from his last album. While both of them are executed masterfully, this one exceeds any other record within his discography. The mix of synths, piano instrumentation, and percussion gives the ambient soul/ pop abstract a vibe to roll with, taking it all in for a wonderful experience. Just wow, this thing is full of amazing little intricacies that I just adore. Very good. Would I play this at a party, maybe not? Would I listen to this at night while ... read more

SongSmasher
97

Genius, or should i say Perfume Genius

David_CasillasZ
87

El álbum más arriesgado en la carrera de Perfume Genius

Mike Hadreas, o mejor conocido como "Perfume Genius", se ha destacado como una de las figuras indies más importantes e interesantes desde la década pasada, y es que desde su debut, en el ahora lejano 2010, ha impregnado a su música de un gran valor al combinar su profunda lírica desde su perspectiva LGBT+ con su ambición artística, siendo abanderado de una música sin ... read more

MissJunebug
95

I became a Perfume Genius fan with his wonderful 2020 album 'Set My Heart On Fire Immediately' and fell in love with the rest of his oeuvre. So you can imagine how excited I was for a new album that I only knew had originally existed as a score for a dance theatre piece, 'The Sun Still Lives Here' from 2019. I wasn't sure what exactly we would be getting in terms of sound, but I had confidence it would be interesting. And boy was I right!

This is one of the most enchanting and bizarre albums ... read more

thefinschise199
78

Mike Hadreas continues his wildly experimental streak with his most obtuse and completely out there set of tunes to date. This is a sharp left turn, and one that might not be for everyone. It’s a deep, dark dive down the rabbit hole for Mike, one that’s both tortured and noisy, yet beautiful and oddly inviting. And yes, there are a few moments where things get a little full of itself. But truthfully, Mike’s creative roll continues to be one of the best things going in ... read more

85

Perfume Genius pushes the experimental boat out to the limit with their sixth studio album.

Nateb9086
82

Album: Ugly Season
Artist: Perfume Genius
Genre: Art Pop, Modern Classical, Experimental

I first came across Perfume Genius with his 2020 album “Set My Heart on Fire Immediately” which was a pretty casual friendly Art-Pop project that I enjoyed for the most part. So considering how easy to listen to his last album was, it was a big surprise to hear the experimentation, odd structure, and sound combinations that go against the norm on his newest album “Ugly ... read more

Cyzzyx
84

There were a lot of aspects that I liked about this project, but I felt like there was nothing tangible to tie it all together. Overall, there were some great tracks and I loved the amount of experimentation that Perfume Genius explores in this album. There was a lot of atmosphere bringing the unsettling feeling to life, and a lot of character in the vocals to synthesize with those crawling instrumentals. Could not help but to think that Perfume Genius has more to the table and they held back ... read more

LZGray
80

This is probably the strangest Perfume Genius album. I understand that it's meant to be a contemporary dance piece, but it functions on it's own as an abstract, dreamlike experience that features some of the oddest compositions Mike has ever laid to tape, with a really jerky structure to tie them all together. One moment we have a surreal dream pop odyssey in the form of "Pop Song", a minimal dance opus with "Eye in the Wall", a reggae doom crossover in the title track, a ... read more

edgarratesmusic
80

a gorgeous piece of abstract expressionism.

Regular
98

Best Songs Pop Song Teeth Photograph Hellbent Cenote & Just A Room Worst Song Herem

haimon
79

Just A Room - 8
Herem - 8
Teeth - 9
Pop Song - 8
Scherzo- 7
Ugly Season - 7
Eye In The Wall - 10
Photograph - 7
Hellbent - 7
Cenote - 8
Overall - 8

HonduranBoi
NR

I will say… a lot of the songs kinda just pass like a breeze which makes it a little forgettable but the compositions are beautiful, and I will say that the title track is possibly one of my favorites this year. I’ll give it more listens for sure.

Vhkthor
90

Fav Tracks: Pop Song, Herem, Teeth, Photograph, Eye in the Wall

comradedelusion
79

i really relaxed

BettiA4114
88

A complete new dimension to explore. Intriguing, well produced and extremely immersive.

Felix_96
70

7/10

good

Fav tracks: <all songs except Ugly Season>

nk21pro
80

want to express that heterosexual love to all my bootiful homosexuals

it's a good album

blue
100

Art pop en su esplendor el escenario atmosferico que nos presenta con su voz y sus melodias tipo interludio brindan un perfecto panorama.

Pronto subire mi reseña en el canal de youtube

jim_o_thy
85

Ok... wow. And now I have the fun and exciting task of explaining my "wow". At first I wondered why this album was called Ugly Season, given it was really just about the prettiest thing I've ever heard. But it turns about this is an album that's pretty clearly split into two halves. The first five songs are gorgeous, dreamy, hypnotic, sweet, atmospheric, whimsical, shimmering and fantastical. Then the next five songs feel like they take that and drag it into the mud, rolling and ... read more

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