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Spiritual Streams: Perfume Genius' Favourite Albums
Lior Phillips , July 5th, 2017 07:55

Mike Hadreas AKA Perfume Genius takes Lior Phillips on an emotional and honest tour through his 13 favourite LPs, from Talk Talk and Patti Smith to Liz Phair and The Breeders. "Music made a part of me feel less lonely," he says.


Björk - Homogenic
She was kind of my first true obsession. I had a Björk website where I just typed out all her lyrics. Even though you could find them other places, I wanted them on my website. This was when the internet was different, so it just curated pictures of Björk, lyrics, and a list my favorite Björk websites. I was just obsessed with her whole world.

What was the website called?

Oh god, I'm not going to say. It's a long saying. It's so embarrassing, like telling someone your AOL screen name.

Why were you obsessed?

I was not interested in having the body that I had, having the sexuality that I had. I would come to own it a little more. But I was not into being where I lived, being around the people I was around. And she just seemed like she made her own world on top of the world that we're already on. And I wanted to go there.