13 Songs, 47 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

What started when Michael Angelakos self-recorded a Valentine’s Day EP as a gift for his girlfriend has now evolved into a Boston-based quintet with a thoroughly amazing sophomore album. “Take a Walk” picks up where Passion Pit’s praised 2009 debut, Manners, left off. “I’ll Be Alright” finds them at their most experimental, with hyper-edited cut-up arrangements tangling up and then unravelling to reveal an uplifting electro-pop standout.

EDITORS’ NOTES

What started when Michael Angelakos self-recorded a Valentine’s Day EP as a gift for his girlfriend has now evolved into a Boston-based quintet with a thoroughly amazing sophomore album. “Take a Walk” picks up where Passion Pit’s praised 2009 debut, Manners, left off. “I’ll Be Alright” finds them at their most experimental, with hyper-edited cut-up arrangements tangling up and then unravelling to reveal an uplifting electro-pop standout.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
1.9K Ratings

1.9K Ratings

Frogginz ,

Passion pit

Passion pit has done it again. With a great balance of sound and it up beat and cheerful tone this album is a must have in anyone's library. Either buy it here or pick it up at the store. You won't be disappointed.

Ugly Mushroom ,

Gossamer is perfection!

Completely exceeded my expectations. I recommend "It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy", "Carried Away", and "I'll Be Alright"

Oh, and SEE THEM LIVE!

anthecouturier ,

Gossamer indeed.

I was disappointed with this album. When Take a Walk debuted as Gossamer's single, I was excited. But upon first listen, I feel let down. The tracks are all kind of similar- sheer washes of tinkly sound swirled with Angelakos' signature falsetto, which actually starts to grind on my ears a bit after the one-note procession of songs. Lots of shimmery synth-pop can be found here, but don't expect any more of the hard-hitting beats or beautiful explosions of Take a Walk or anything from Manners.

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