Gossamer

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Jul 24, 2012
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 36
  2. Negative: 1 out of 36
Buy On
  1. Jul 25, 2012
    60
    It's as scrappy, outsize, and infectious as anyone could hope for, and as shrill and cloying as anyone could expect.
  2. Jul 24, 2012
    60
    Guaranteed to make you cry sugar-coated tears or vomit Care Bears depending on your tastes.
  3. Jul 19, 2012
    60
    An impressive and varied second album, but one underpinned by noticeable troubles.
  4. Aug 14, 2012
    50
    You're being pulled close, but thoughtlessly, reflexively. And you only feel further away.
  5. Jul 20, 2012
    50
    Gossamer is true to its name: colorless and precariously thin, with precious few bright spots.
  6. Q Magazine
    Aug 2, 2012
    40
    Gossamer's a pleasant listen, but since when has that been enough? [Aug 2012, p.108]
  7. Jul 20, 2012
    40
    Grand and grizzling, 'Gossamer' begs for adoration, but too often leaves an uncomfortably bittersweet aftertaste.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 101 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 1 out of 15
  1. Aug 18, 2012
    10
    Passion Pit's best! This album really rocks! This gotta have to be in the best albums of 2012! Alonh with Lana del rey's Born to Die andPassion Pit's best! This album really rocks! This gotta have to be in the best albums of 2012! Alonh with Lana del rey's Born to Die and Kimbra's Vows! Full Review »
  2. Jul 29, 2012
    3
    For me, this album is very bad. I know that's a bit harsh, but hey, I was just way disappointed. I didn't like the the music behind theFor me, this album is very bad. I know that's a bit harsh, but hey, I was just way disappointed. I didn't like the the music behind the lyrics. What he had to say was very in the now, and I think the lyrics impressed the most about this album, but that is about it. There were too many times I found myself. skipping to the next song and then to the next song. I gave it 3 tries, but in the end it just didn't work for me. Full Review »
  3. Jul 27, 2012
    10
    Superbe album de Passion Pit ! ideal pour partir en vacances c'est frais et joyeux!
    Je le trouve encore meilleur que manners.Un de mes albums
    Superbe album de Passion Pit ! ideal pour partir en vacances c'est frais et joyeux!
    Je le trouve encore meilleur que manners.Un de mes albums preferé de l'année!!!
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