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The 50 Best Albums of 2020 So Far

Even in the coronavirus-shortened record release schedule of 2020, the year has offered a mountainous feast of sublime music. The 50 best albums of 2020 so far are an eclectic and increasingly "woke" bunch.

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Perfume Genius - "Die 4 You" (Singles Going Steady)

Over a deceptively simple, crepuscular backing Perfume Genius' gorgeous world-weary vocals sketch a song so heartbreakingly fragile it sounds like it could shatter at any moment.

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Perfume Genius: No Shape

As its title suggests, No Shape is playfully elusive, and the album is often content simply to create beauty while remaining agnostic about what lies beneath its surface.

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Big Ears 2015 Was a Festival for Serious Artists and Listeners

From 27-29 March, Knoxville, Tennessee music fans were treated to a world of daring and avant-garde music at the latest installment of the Big Ears festival.

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Perfume Genius: Too Bright

Glittered with transcendent brilliance, gilded shadows do not hide the empowered dramatic turn of Perfume Genius's Too Bright.

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Perfume Genius: Put Your Back N 2 It

Maybe the accepting and open-minded world that Perfume Genius's Mike Hadreas imagines in his music isn't yet a reality, but it takes socially conscious artists like him to push such a vision forward.

Arnold Pan
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Perfume Genius: Learning

Young songwriter turns misspent youth into a set of intimate and genuinely original songs on startling (if flawed) debut.

Jer Fairall
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Perfume Genius: 7 October 2010 - Toronto

The small but rapt crowd fell hard for Hadreas and Whitefold's performance, and even if Perfume Genius had played for twice as long, they still would have wanted more.

Ian Mathers
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