Passive Me Aggressive You

  • Record Label: Republic
  • Release Date: Mar 15, 2011
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Universal acclaim- based on 38 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
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  1. Apr 6, 2011
    Unlike anything I've ever heard. Breathtaking from end to end, with highlights being 'All of This,' 'The Sun,' and 'Young Blood.' It takes sounds from both the 80's and present and mashes them together to perfection. Not an album fans of indie or electronic will want to miss.
  2. Mar 30, 2011
    Brutally new sound, new approach & new feeling. Absolutely love it, it is a must have. Music as started running finally, after a period of absent happenings. I only have one wish, don't lose yourselves and always be true to yourselves by never selling-out to the music industry.
  3. Mar 18, 2011
    Tbis is an intersting sound from The Naked and The Famous. Great electronic, and great vocals, this album is filled with some great tracks. Personal favorite is Young Blood- an amazing song. Negatively, this album is slightly repetitive and is not one to obsess over- but it is a great installment onto one's ipod.
  4. Mar 21, 2013
    The Naked and Famous debut album, Passive Me Aggressive You is brilliant and never has a dull moment and all songs are filled with greatness. Though some songs are better than others, the album is amazing and refreshing and I am looking forward to new work from this brilliant New Zealand band.
  5. Aug 19, 2013
    Un album magnifique, original, osé, bref... excellentissime. J'ai écouter cet album des dizaine de fois mais je ne m'en lasse jamais. Vivement leurs prochain albums.
  6. Nov 6, 2013
    I LOVE THIS ALBUM. Alisa... she has the voice! "Young Blood" is already a classic. This album sounds better than a lot of indie bands of the decade, definitely. I just... love it.
  7. Dec 5, 2013
    I love bands with female and male voices, and more if the whole album has different genres in every track...It has catchy songs like the singles they released. The opener has something that makes you want to hear the whole album, and they close it perfectly with "Girls like you"
  8. May 18, 2015
    I didn't hate this album, but I wanted to love it, It's best track is actually one of my personal favorites, "Eyes". It's high points are without a doubt some of the best pop songs I've ever heard, I wanted to reach for it. But when you get to "Spank" and "A Wolf In Geek's Clothing", you'll get the message.

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Apr 27, 2011
    It's infectious, and though the album is heavy in inspirational debt, Passive's highs are tantalizing enough to lure you to come for a bright-eyed joyride.
  2. 70
    Passive Me, Aggressive You is novel and refreshing, even with overt pop influences.
  3. Q Magazine
    Apr 6, 2011
    But for all their obvious influences, they're as youthfully exuberant as MGMT and surely no band has used echo quite so deftly since interesting-period Jesus ANd Mary Chain. [Apr 2011, p.104]