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post Sep 29 2014, 11:30 AM
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This chart is based on interestingness per week.

SUNDAY 28TH SEPTEMBER

(29) 40. PERFUME GENIUS- QUEEN
(16) 39. JUAN MCLEAN- HERE I AM
(28) 38. FIRST AID KIT- STAY GOLD
(18) 37. ALLAH-LAS- DE VIDA VOZ
(27) 36. BILLIE MARTEN- UNAWARE
(NEW) 35. GENERATIONALS- BLACK LEMON
(25) 34. JUNGLE- THE HEAT
(22) 33. FKA TWIGS- TWO WEEKS
(21) 32. SINKANE- HOW WE BE
(23) 31. CHILDHOOD- AS I AM


(NEW) 30. THE TING TINGS- DO IT AGAIN

(26) 29. CARIBOU- OUR LOVE
(19) 28. SEBASTIAN TELLIER- ALLER VES LE SOLELI
(NEW) 27. GOAT- GOATCHILD
(NEW) 26. HONEYBLOOD- CHOKER
(NEW) 25. DAVID THOMAS BROUGHTON- IN SERVICE
(20) 24. LARKIN POE- JAILBREAK
(15) 23. PRINCE- CLOUDS
(11) 22. LILY AND MADELEINE- THE WOLF IS FREE
(13) 21. LUCIUS- TEMPEST


14) 20. SNAKE HIPS- DAYS WITH YOU
(17) 19. ALT-J- EVERY OTHER FRECKLE
(10) 18. THE BOMBAY ROYALE- WILD STALLION MOUNTAIN
(9) 17. IMOGEN HEAP- XIYI SHE KNOWS
(NEW) 16. SONDRE LERCHE- BAD LAW
(5) 15. LABRINTH- LET IT BE
14 (8) FAUNS- 4AM
13 (7) PAOLO NUTINI- IRON SKY
12 (NEW) JENNY LEWIS- SHE’S NOT ME
11 (NEW) QUANTIC- LA PLATA

10 (NEW) WOMAN’S HOUR- IN STILLNESS WE REMAIN
9 (12) LIA ICES- MAGICK
8 (3) LUCETTE- BLACK IS THE COLOR
7 (6) SEBASTIAN TELLIER- MA CALYPSO
6 (4) LEMONADE- COME DOWN SOFTLY

5 (2) GRUFF RHYS- LOST TRIBES
4 (NEW) TRICKY FEAT. OH LAND- RIGHT HERE
3 (NEW) SBTRKT FEAT. EZRA KOENIG- NEW DORP. NEW YORK
2 (1) AIRLING- OURORBORAS

1 (NEW) PERFUME GENIUS- I’M A MOTHER
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post Sep 29 2014, 12:04 PM
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Hi Matt

(29) 40. PERFUME GENIUS- QUEEN
(28) 38. FIRST AID KIT- STAY GOLD
(22) 33. FKA TWIGS- TWO WEEKS
(26) 29. CARIBOU- OUR LOVE
14) 20. SNAKE HIPS- DAYS WITH YOU
(17) 19. ALT-J- EVERY OTHER FRECKLE
12 (NEW) JENNY LEWIS- SHE’S NOT ME
3 (NEW) SBTRKT FEAT. EZRA KOENIG- NEW DORP. NEW YORK


Welcome to the forum, not heard the full album from Perfume Genius, but I do like Queen a lot. Jenny Lewis's new track is beautiful I just found it recently on you tube by accident.
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post Sep 29 2014, 12:08 PM
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smile.gif Hi Martin, Perfume Genius excels when his songs are challenging but unfortunately half of the album resorts to slow uninteresting tracks. It's worth a listen but it's not perfect.

My brother said Jenny Lewis was better in Rilo Kiley but I think "She's not me" has such a strong lyrical content and it's words are very meaningful with a nice pleasant upbeat music accompanying it. happy.gif

Here is my Perfume Genius review (in case you are interested):

Mike Hadreas is a fragile soul, constantly feeling uncomfortable about his sexual orientation but gradually finding ways to cope with society’s divided acceptance. Despite his home state of Seattle being the 2nd largest LGBT community after San Fransisco, Hadreas still persists that there is still a gay panic over a larger scale in America. His previous albums consisted predominantly of slow tracks, which expressed confessional and tearful experiences. Honestly, albums made entirely of slow tracks aren’t my taste and I my hope was that on the new album he could offer more. He is so much more admirable and interesting when he let’s go and creates dramatic sounds that are unsettling and confrontational and let out the anger he withholds whilst fighting back at the prejudice.

Thankfully amongst the expected slow music are the weird and challenging and this offering more to grab on to and confront. “I’m a Mother” is the stand out track, which stays in the mind long afterwards. It’s depressing, claustrophobic (like a man screaming for help and hiding inside a cabinet) and hauntingly beauty giving the listener welcoming temporary goose bumps. With its nonsensical enigmatic murmuring and distant blurred harmonics, it paints a picture of what heaven could sound like. “Longpig” is an example of a time when Hadreas’s voice is similar to Win Butler of Arcade Fire, accompanied by electronic Tron-ish beats. “Grid” is another example of how Hadreas makes us at unease and uncomfortable like his own personal experiences. It’s an unnerving track with tribal yelling simultaneously existing with unassembled unpredictable drumming patterns.

“My Body” is a short and strange track, which matches distorted reverb with megaphone-like voice before ending with a hellish tunnel of guitar squeaks. It lacks any distinctive hook or obvious composition path constantly uncertain. “Fool” is operatic like Sigur Ros but accessibly blissful like M83 and tests Hadreas’s falsetto.

The 2nd part of the track is separated with finger clicks on par with the intermission sequence in Michael Jackson’s Smooth Criminal video and ending with a pleasant piano structure. Lead single “Queen” is still the highlight (if not completely self-reflecting of the album’s sound) and his angst and rebellion shows through but in a commercially viable wrapping. Lyrics including “Don’t you know I’m Queen, cracked, peeling, riddled with disease/ no family is safe” sum up the sarcastic statement of a man fed up with homophobia in it’s most extreme forms.

If anything, the bravery to use music to highlight and fight for your individuality is worth a salute, even if the slower music tempo elements aren’t always my cup of tea. 67/100


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