Crimson staff writer
Clara V. Nguyen
Perfume Genius’ music blazes with compassion and defiance in equal measure. Listening to his latest album will, without question, set your heart on fire. Immediately.
Each of "Kintsugi"'s 11 tracks offers a transient meditation on nostalgia and regret, held together by frontman Ben Gibbard’s golden voice.
With its intricate, overlapping layers of synthesizers, “The Runaround” occupies a strange sonic space, neither acoustic nor artificial.
The California-based punk rockers’ latest release harnesses the brash flippancy of their early days to bring the new decade an unapologetic dose of ’90s nostalgia.