- Gossamer

Passion Pit - Gossamer
CRITIC SCORE
75
Based on 26 reviews
2012 Rank: #231 / 860
USER SCORE
77
Based on
108 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club

Despite the emphasis on struggle, Gossamer couldn’t sound more assured. 

84
Pitchfork

On Gossamer, Passion Pit recast themselves as polyglots and pacesetters, tackling the currency of pop music head-on as a competitor rather than admiring it with a few well-placed press quotes.

81
Beats Per Minute

With sharp melodies and exhaustively personal lyrics, Passion Pit continue to stay a step ahead of the synthpop horde.

80
Drowned in Sound

The result sees Passion Pit delivering a record which finally resonates as meaningful personal statement, whilst retaining their hallmark overactive pop-playgroud sound.

80
The 405

It's comfortable and enjoyable rather than challenging and seductive, doing what it intended to, what was expected of it, but nothing more.

80
Under The Radar

Each song on Gossamer is a dance party staple for those paper lantern occasions that you only realize the significance of years later.

80
musicOMH

It is a modern pop record to be cherished.

80
No Ripcord

This album represents what all artists strive for—a complete and intensive examination of themselves through music.

70
Consequence of Sound

In areas that lack hooks, Angelakos shreds his heart to pieces, and in moments that feel sappy, Angelakos jumps off the bench. 

67
Pretty Much Amazing

This isn’t exactly a sophomore slump, but it is a jumbled mess.

60
PopMatters

As objectively as possible, then, let it be said that between Gossamer and its much-beloved predecessor, Manners, Gossamer is the better record.

User Reviews
Aug 12, 2015
91
Damn, what a knockout. This is confident, immaculate pop music; personal and emotionally dense storytelling to compliment Passion Pit's most lush, vibrant and energetic project yet.

Tracks: "Take a Walk", "I'll Be Alright", "Constant Conversations", "Mirrored Sea", "Cry Like a Ghost", "Two Veils to Hide My Face", "It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy"
Jan 7, 2015
Gupla
86
Increíblemente divertido y alegre.
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DETAILS

July 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
Tags
END OF YEAR LISTS
# 20 - Gigwise
# 66 - PopMatters
# 39 - Rolling Stone
# 18 - Under the Radar
MISC LISTS
# 20 - Pitchfork Readers
# 19 - Urban Outfitters
Track List
  1. Take a Walk 
  2. I'll Be Alright 
  3. Carried Away 
  4. Constant Conversations 
  5. Mirrored Sea 
  6. Cry Like a Ghost 
  7. On My Way 
  8. Hideaway 
  9. Two Veils to Hide My Face 
  10. Love Is Greed 
  11. Its Not My Fault I'm Happy 
  12. Where We Belong
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Added on: April 24, 2012