Learning - Perfume Genius
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  1. 90
    Within all the emotional turmoil, there's a lot for the listener to love.
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Essentially the best debut album of 2010 thus far.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    90
    Learning is a likewise bruised [as the album cover] and suggestive affair; of catharsis and rare, redemptive beauty, which ranks as one of the most uniquely endearing and quietly forceful debut albums of recent years.
  4. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    So sublime are these ten spectral soundtracks to the minutiae of a modern lover's tribulations that their sorrow is translated into something more uplifting than unsettling.
  5. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    His songs are delicate but strong, faint yet persistent, and have a deep, almost inexplicable emotional pull.
  6. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    An unremittingly sad record, one that almost suffocates the listener with its own melancholia; and yet there's also something strangely inspirational in its 10 piano-led hymns to failing and trying again.
  7. Feb 17, 2012
    50
    While it's clear that Learning has a lot to say, it sorely lacks variety of structure, arrangement, and melody, leaving the record with a bit of a stale aftertaste and merely the promise of something greater in Perfume Genius' future.

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  1. Apr 7, 2012
    9
    This album is written & sung so well -- so poignant. It's nice to know that someone this young - this is his first album and already he is onThis album is written & sung so well -- so poignant. It's nice to know that someone this young - this is his first album and already he is on a level with, let's say, Bon Iver - and who is so talented is writing about gay current gay sensitive subjects such as gay-teen suicide and gays holding hands in public. Expand