Gossamer by Passion Pit
Released: Jul 2012
Label: Columbia
Passion Pit get downright earnest on their sophomore effort: "We'll make love like we're young... We can rip apart those socialists and all their damn taxes," sings twentysomething Michael Angelakos, whose falsetto sounds more wearied than wired. Gossamer captures a quarter-life crisis caged in an electro-pop paradise where slippery squeals and effects bounce off layers of undulating synths and twee harmonies. The real stunners, though, venture beyond the hipster dancefloor, like on ballad "Where We Belong" and "Constant Conversations," a slinky slice of Kanye-meets-Dirty Projectors soul.
Stephanie Benson
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