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  • Summary: The debut full-length album for the Massachusetts indie-rock band.

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Sleepyhead
And everything is going to the beat And everything is going to the beat And everything is going And you said, it was like fire around the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Not every song is perfect, but perfection is boring. What we need in these weary times--and what Passion Pit brings--is exuberance. Manners delivers the elusive feeling that everything will be alright. Or, just maybe, that everything already is.
  2. Manners is deceptively consistent even beyond its singles--if you like one Passion Pit song, you'll probably like them all.
  3. All I know for sure is that I’ve got two ears and a heart, and Manners sounds and feels pretty great.
  4. Euphoric, feelgood electro-pop of the indie rather than chart-topping persuasion, with the Massachusetts quartet's debut substituting lost-boy yearning for outright hedonism.
  5. While the midtempo tunes often venture into cheesy '80s-pop territory, the album's dense sound rewards repeat listens.
  6. there are many who will find this record torrentially annoying....But to many others, Manners will be a welcome zephyr of optimism ushering away the angst of epidemics and impending environmental oblivion.
  7. I could go song by song and come to the same conclusion with pretty much each one: the dedication to this carefree whimsy of youth ultimately stands as the most impressive thing about Passion Pit, and it wears thin quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 14, 2016
    10
    I absolutely LOVE this electro/dance rock/pop album. It has become one of my all time favorites. Almost every song is catchy and veryI absolutely LOVE this electro/dance rock/pop album. It has become one of my all time favorites. Almost every song is catchy and very originally done. It sounds very modern, lots of synthesizers although you can detect some classical instruments. Lyrics are intriguing and go very well with what goes on musically. Their rhythms and melodies just stick to your brain and make you feel good. Pure dance rock / pop bliss. I give it a 10 because it's right there at the top of the music I like the most. Expand
  2. CarlF.
    Sep 1, 2009
    10
    This album was absolutely astounding...it provided a good rotation of songs in a feel good style, yet they can pull of something darker like This album was absolutely astounding...it provided a good rotation of songs in a feel good style, yet they can pull of something darker like The Reeling and it still sounds great. Pure genius. Expand
  3. Jan 7, 2011
    10
    Amazing drum lines, especially in the song "Little Secrets". Overall it's an awesome album. However, I do feel like the singer over strainsAmazing drum lines, especially in the song "Little Secrets". Overall it's an awesome album. However, I do feel like the singer over strains his voice a little. Very catchy beats and great use of electronics though. A solid listen for anyone looking for happy, energetic music. Expand
  4. PeterF
    May 19, 2009
    9
    Superb stuff. These guys are the next big thing. Real deal kinda stuff.
  5. MattD.
    Sep 6, 2009
    9
    After a few plays this CD becomes a favorite, listening through all the tracks. Although some of the songs on the album do get repetitive After a few plays this CD becomes a favorite, listening through all the tracks. Although some of the songs on the album do get repetitive sounding, each song is very good. Expand
  6. Jul 14, 2011
    8
    This will dig its way into your brain, featuring some of the hookiest synth-rock I've ever heard. Passion Pit's use of a real, live drummerThis will dig its way into your brain, featuring some of the hookiest synth-rock I've ever heard. Passion Pit's use of a real, live drummer instead of programmed beats adds a great layer to the sound and makes it more human and listenable. The layered synths perfectly complement the sky-high falsetto vocals to give the listener a feeling that everything, at least for the moment, is going to be OK. If it wasn't for the over-use of children's choir backing vocals, I'd rate this even higher. Expand
  7. Jimmy
    Jun 6, 2009
    4
    Despite a couple of decent tracks, I found this overall to be quite a frustrating, grating listen.

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