Ugly Season by Perfume Genius

Ugly Season
Released: 17th June, 2022

About Ugly Season

Ugly Season is an album by Perfume Genius. The album was released on Jun 17, 2022. It contains 10 songs.


Critic Reviews

  • Deciding to do something so avant-garde and so heavily art-focussed is a brave move and so perfectly Perfume Genius.

    Rating: 100/100
  • The album captures the visceral and tender dimensions of dance, pushing the boundaries of the musician’s artistry.

    Rating: 90/100
    Slant Magazine
  • The expansive spirit of Mike Hadreas’ terrific new album conjures and reimagines a mode of experimental pop music that is ecstatic, healing, modern, and queer.

    Rating: 86/100
  • On its own, it’s one of the most challenging and rewarding releases Perfume Genius has ever attempted .... The compositional risks and oblique poetry from Hadreas never waver throughout the album’s methodical pacing, with his voice bringing urgency to every subtle change as the songs progress.

    Rating: 84/100
  • Ugly Season borrows from classical approaches, chamber- and baroque-pop templates, and the diverse canon of industrial/dystopian music.

    Rating: 80/100
    The Line of Best Fit
  • 'Ugly Season' is best digested as a whole concept. It demands focus, and if the listener isn't too careful, they'll miss the nuance found in muttered lyrics and a flicker of synth. Overlooking the majesty of Perfume Genius’ 'Ugly Season' feels akin to committing a mortal sin.

    Rating: 80/100
  • Mike Hadreas has always had an experimental streak, but with this sixth album the artist allows himself to embrace the avant-garde.

    Rating: 80/100
  • Ugly Season is as bewildering and bizarre as its cover art, but without the accompanying short film, its wild ideas sometimes become untethered. It’s unclear whether it’s an album hardcore fans will revisit often, but its boldness and innovation aught to be celebrated.

    Rating: 74/100
    Northern Transmissions
  • Though some tracks really need the context of performance or visuals on the astral fourth-world funk of "Eye In The Wall", Hadreas sets sail on his own Arthur Russell style "African Night Flight”.

    Rating: 70/100
  • Ambient, baroque-pop and neo-classical are the connective tissue on the album, though those experiments often fall into the background.

    Rating: 70/100
    Loud and Quiet
  • An album in its truest form, a record to sit with and take in as one whole.

    Rating: 70/100
  • Perfume Genius' sixth album is the biggest stylistic change of their career so far, though not an altogether surprising one.

    Rating: 60/100
    The Skinny