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BillDoran
07-24-2012, 06:12 AM
Anyone had a chance to listen to the new Passion Pit album? I enjoyed it more than anticipated.

Between the new release and the Pitchfork feature where he discusses his psychological issues, Michael Angelakos is certainly getting a fair amount of publicity (seems young musicians like Angelakos and Frank Ocean are pretty savvy in regards to drumming up publicity, honest or not).

NPR stream (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)

Pitchfork feature (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)

camisadelgolf
07-24-2012, 06:47 AM
Anyone had a chance to listen to the new Passion Pit album? I enjoyed it more than anticipated.

Between the new release and the Pitchfork feature where he discusses his psychological issues, Michael Angelakos is certainly getting a fair amount of publicity (seems young musicians like Angelakos and Frank Ocean are pretty savvy in regards to drumming up publicity, honest or not).

NPR stream (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)

Pitchfork feature (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)
I had been waiting on this album for what seems like forever because I loved Manners so much. Gossamer isn't disappointing, but it's a notch below Manners.

BillDoran
07-24-2012, 07:05 AM
I had been waiting on this album for what seems like forever because I loved Manners so much. Gossamer isn't disappointing, but it's a notch below Manners.

That's funny, because I thought Manners was a bit of a disappointment after the Chunk of Change EP (though many of the songs from the EP were on the LP). Manners got stale for me rather quickly.

Not sure if you read the Pitchfork piece, but it definitely casts his music in a different light for me.

reds1869
07-24-2012, 09:38 AM
I haven't listened to the new album yet, but ads for it keep showing up on every site I visit. Perhaps the internet is trying to tell me something.

BillDoran
07-24-2012, 09:55 AM
I haven't listened to the new album yet, but ads for it keep showing up on every site I visit. Perhaps the internet is trying to tell me something.

Same thing happened to me with Beach House's "Bloom". I went ahead and downloaded it. Didn't stop a damn thing.

Brutus
07-30-2012, 05:40 PM
Anyone had a chance to listen to the new Passion Pit album? I enjoyed it more than anticipated.

Between the new release and the Pitchfork feature where he discusses his psychological issues, Michael Angelakos is certainly getting a fair amount of publicity (seems young musicians like Angelakos and Frank Ocean are pretty savvy in regards to drumming up publicity, honest or not).

NPR stream (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)

Pitchfork feature (http://www.npr.org/2012/07/15/156545328/first-listen-passion-pit-gossamer)

I like the album taken as a whole, but where most good albums have one or two singles that kind of stand out from the rest, I didn't hear any songs that really jumped out from the page. I'm big on synthpop, and no question this was a good synthpop album. Just lacked a memorable tune for me.

MilotheMayor
07-30-2012, 07:51 PM
I like the album taken as a whole, but where most good albums have one or two singles that kind of stand out from the rest, I didn't hear any songs that really jumped out from the page. I'm big on synthpop, and no question this was a good synthpop album. Just lacked a memorable tune for me.

A big synthpop fan you say? What's your poison?

Brutus
07-30-2012, 08:00 PM
A big synthpop fan you say? What's your poison?

Well, I'm big on some of the lighter alternative dance type stuff, like Depeche Mode, etc.

I also like some of the newer Hip House, club-oriented music. Flo Rida's dance tunes are pretty catchy. But I realize that's quite a bit different taste.

fearofpopvol1
07-30-2012, 08:08 PM
That's funny, because I thought Manners was a bit of a disappointment after the Chunk of Change EP (though many of the songs from the EP were on the LP). Manners got stale for me rather quickly.

Not sure if you read the Pitchfork piece, but it definitely casts his music in a different light for me.

Chunk of Change was awesome, but I liked Manners too. This new record is just so-so to me. It's not bad, but I expected it to be better, especially musically.

5TimeWSChamps
10-08-2012, 07:26 AM
Love this album.

Cry Like a Ghost is my favorite probably, but top to bottom I really enjoyed it

Johnny Footstool
10-16-2012, 01:14 PM
Just not my thing.