Learning

  • Record Label: Matador
  • Release Date: Jun 22, 2010
User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 2 out of 20
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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 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.
  2. Jan 7, 2015
    9
    This album is so emotionally powerful, and it's sung very well. The production makes it interesting, and the lyrics are good. There isn't really a single bad song on this record. My only gripes are that it may be a tad too simple with its piano melodies and that there are a few songs where PG is singing, but there aren't really lyrics, so he's just sort of crooning for an entire track,This album is so emotionally powerful, and it's sung very well. The production makes it interesting, and the lyrics are good. There isn't really a single bad song on this record. My only gripes are that it may be a tad too simple with its piano melodies and that there are a few songs where PG is singing, but there aren't really lyrics, so he's just sort of crooning for an entire track, which gets a little stale. Expand

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Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 80
    Hadreas is one of the strongest songwriters we've seen develop this year, and Learning puts that on display beautifully.
  2. Feb 17, 2012
    80
    His songs are delicate but strong, faint yet persistent, and have a deep, almost inexplicable emotional pull.
  3. Feb 17, 2012
    65
    Each song here, when attention is paid, is gut wrenching, honest and unabashedly sad while maintaining a sense of resigned acceptance... The arrangements and production, however, tend to drown out Perfume Genius's ability to juggle his subject matter, leaving songs that just don't quite break your heart.