Passage - Exitmusic
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  • Band members: Aleksa Palladino, Devon Church
  • Summary: The full-length debut release for the Brooklyn indie band led by the married duo Devon Church and Aleksa Palladino continues the atmospheric and emotional sound from their 2011 EP, From Silence.
  • Record Label: Secretly Canadian
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Pop/Rock, Indie Electronic
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. With Passage, Exitmusic has turned in one of the more ambition, evocative, and engaging efforts of 2012.
  2. May 24, 2012
    80
    Passage has all the elements of a classic, from undeniable hooks to head-spinning shards of noise. [No.87 p.55]
  3. Jul 18, 2012
    80
    Passage surges, subsides and enthralls like a Gothic Sigur Ros. [Jun 2012, p.93]
  4. May 22, 2012
    70
    Like many such films (they exist, right?), Passage is endearing, with unforgettable peaks; it looks beautiful at first glance, and has no shortage of beautiful moments, but don't delve too deeply lest the mirage of a grandiose masterpiece dissolve.
  5. Jul 9, 2012
    70
    From open to close, Passages is cinematic and atmospheric, but not without a sense of forward motion. [Jun 2012, p.153]
  6. 70
    Their debut album proper quivers and quakes with the cinematic electronics and emotional abandonment of a soundtrack to Armageddon.
  7. Jun 6, 2012
    50
    Exitmusic spends this record convincing you it can make a big noise, and of that there is no doubt. At times, that big noise is quite impressive, and the nuanced layers that make it up do indeed evoke emotions, take you somewhere. Unfortunately, too much of Passage opens up doors-big, gaping ones-that don't ever lead anywhere.

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  1. Dec 3, 2012
    9
    This is a highly underated album. I saw them live and was blown away. They are like a perfect blend of Radiohead, Beach House, and Sigur Ros, drawing the best from each. For the last few months this has been my favorite album of 2012. I keep trying to find any better and it hasn't happened. If you like truly moving, epic, beautifully crafted music, check this out. It doesn't grow old. The only contenders at the moment are Lost and the Trees and Lower Dens. Which are insanely good as well. Buy this is you like music that moves you and you will be pleasantly surprised. Expand