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Perfect Shapes

Madeline Kenney

Perfect Shapes

Second full-length release by Pacific Northwestern indie singer-songwriter produced by Wye Oak's Jenn Wasner

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  1. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    Like the fibonacci window on the album cover Perfect Shapes is enigmatic and magical. Its abstract beauty speaks to the hidden potential of following your desires, and shows that the longer route can take you closer to where you need to be
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  2. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Madeline Kenney's second album, Perfect Shapes sees the singer-songwriter taking a new and dynamic direction
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  3. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    On this form, she’s destined for alt-pop greatness.
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  4. 7.5 |   Paste Magazine

    Her ability to make music feel tactile is one of her greatest strengths, and Perfect Shapes is tangible from start to finish. With help from Wasner, Kenney beautifully executes new, concrete ideas, all the while mapping a lyrical landscape to which you can escape or reckon with
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  5. 7.5 |   The 405

    Perfect Shapes, which its writer proudly proclaims as being almost entirely created by women - including composition, artwork, mastering, and performance - takes a whole bunch of influences and delivers a sweet sort of pop trifle; clever melodies and instrumentation at the base, steady beats and bass in the middle, and a smattering of toytown samples and whimsical sparkle on top
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  6. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    On her second album, the sophisticated art-rock singer steps toward the center of her own songs, thanks in part to production from Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner
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  7. 7.0 |   Earbuddy

    Kenney takes the two styles she crafted on her first LP and smashes them together on her second album
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  8. 7.0 |   All Music

    For those who aren't put off by its favoring crafted texture and melody over mood or structure, it's also absorbing, offering layers to uncover with repeat listens
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  9. 6.5 |   Under The Radar

    Some patience and repeated plays may be needed to digest all of the aesthetics offered on Perfect Shapes, but with amiable melodies in a variety of tempos and moods it is a likeable record that is enjoyable to listen to but one that may or may not stand the test of time
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