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MADELINE KENNEY
Perfect Shapes
(Carpark Records)

A year after her modest debut, Madeline Kenney teamed up with Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner and found her signature sound: pure, unabashed, blissed-out pop. It’s the perfect complement to her timely lyrics that deal with the societal pressures women face. On the synth-driven “The Flavor of the Fruit Tree,” Kenney sweetly laments, “I keep getting old, you keep getting younger,” while “Cut Me Off” is a jumpy chorale that staves off redundancy, but in a way that won’t completely harsh your mellow. Listening to Perfect Shapes is a dream, one that you won’t want to wake up from. (5/5)

By Shannon Carlin
Perfect Shapes was released October 5.
This article originally appeared in the October/November 2018  print edition of BUST Magazine. Subscribe today!

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