Perfume to compile a whole bunch of bests onto new 52-track “best of” release

Perfume to compile a whole bunch of bests onto new 52-track "best of" release

Smell that slightly overpowering yet alluring aroma in the air? The one that smells like technicolored bubbly pop goodness? It can only mean one thing: PERFUME. Following last year’s album Future Pop (#40 on our year-end favorites feature), the J-pop titans known only as Perfume have announced that they will be gracing us with a brand new “Best Of” album. Perfume The Best “P Cubed” — either the result of clunky translation or just a real clunky official title — is set for release on September 18.

Spanning the trio’s entire career — and marking their 15th anniversary — the compilation weighs in at a positively whopping 52 tracks! That’s a lot of bests! Among those 52 will be two new songs, including the recently released-and-featured-in-ads-for-Hadabisei-sheet-masks “Nananananairo.”

Oh, and did we mention the whole thing will be remastered by producer extraordinaire and so-called “best thing that’s ever happened to human life” Yasutaka Nakata? Because it will be!

The compilation will be released in a number of editions, including a “Standard Edition” three-CD format, a “Limited Edition” that includes the three CDs as well as a Blu-Ray or DVD — whatever floats your media player boat — and a “Limited Press Edition” that includes the CDs, the Blu-Ray or DVD, and a “special photobook in a special package.” If you go the Limited Press route, you can even score some “special merch” to go along with your “special photobook in a special package.” Special!

Listen to “Nananananairo” and check out one of those sheet masks commercials down below. Perfume The Best “P Cubed” is out September 18. No tracklist has been announced yet — details are expected soon — but if the album’s general existence is enough, you can pre-order it here.

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