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Gossamer

Passion Pit - Gossamer
Critic Score
Based on 30 reviews
2012 Ratings: #277 / 955
User Score
Based on 204 ratings
2012 Ratings: #159
July 24, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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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.

liammenzies
78
Once a record that I would put on in the background for "the vibes", the past five years without Gossamer has resulted in my return providing me with a new found appreciation for it. Often times either compelling and joyous, Passion Pit instills a real depth to his work even if the second half dips a bit with some rudimentary and/or undeveloped compositions.
Ennety
77
Fun, colorful and catchy.
HalfsourDyl
92
This was the album that sparked my love for Passion Pit. There are so many gems on here.
TheRootBoy
71
A little too sugary, but it's a cute lil summer diddy. I couldn't listen to this for very long, but in small doses it's a good time.
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"
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MISC LISTS

#20/Pitchfork Readers

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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