ARTIST: Passion Pit
YEAR RELEASED: 2009
CHART ACTION: #51 US, #55 UK
SINGLES: Sleepyhead (#104 US), The Reeling (#34 US Alternative, #99 UK), To Kingdom Come, Little Secrets (#39 US Alternative)
OTHER SONGS YOU MAY KNOW: Don’t think so unless they snuck into a commercial.
LINEUP: Michael Angelakos, Nate Donmoyer, Ian Hultquist
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT: Shiny, happy electro-pop for now people.
SOME WORDS, PHRASES AND CLAUSES ABOUT THIS RECORD: Everything’s gonna be OK if you listen to Passion Pit. Well, at least that’s what it seems like. This is a happy record, full of happy electronica.
There are a lot of hooks floating about here as well. The songs tend to overlap into one another except for the hooks. That’s OK; it’s great atmospheric music. The songs do get lost at times because of the sound.
Still, Passion Pit’s debut long-player is good for a few spins. The hooks will keep you coming back.
NOTES & MINUTIAE: During this year, Passion Pit also remixed songs by Gotye: Phoenix: and the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs.
IS THERE A DELUXE VERSION: Yes, a few bonus tracks released the next year.
GRADE: B: I wouldn’t call it disposable. The hooks are decent. Some of the songs do get lost, though.