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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 Instrumental And you said It was like fire around... 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. Wai-HoiT
    Aug 26, 2009
    10
    Simply stunning! The Reeling has been constantly playing in my mp3 for the past summer.
  2. [Anonymous]
    Sep 20, 2009
    10
    An amazing album. I'm surprised by the hate or dislike of some people. It's interesting the types of bands that people will flock An amazing album. I'm surprised by the hate or dislike of some people. It's interesting the types of bands that people will flock to but the great ones will get shunned or be just shy of being called brilliant. Either way, an amazing album. Expand
  3. 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
  4. SpencerD
    May 22, 2009
    9
    The album is undeniably catchy and the lyrics are a step above the traditional electro-indie fare. It's accessible enough to play at any The album is undeniably catchy and the lyrics are a step above the traditional electro-indie fare. It's accessible enough to play at any party while deep enough to play for yourself when you're alone just looking to have something profoundly enjoyable enter your ears. Expand
  5. Jul 13, 2012
    8
    The lyrics are deep, the melodies are catchy, and the synth rock arrangements are fully thought out and beautiful. A perfect album? No, butThe lyrics are deep, the melodies are catchy, and the synth rock arrangements are fully thought out and beautiful. A perfect album? No, but it's damn close. Just to nitpick: if they had eased off using the children's choir backing vocals so often, this would be a 9 out of 10. Expand
  6. Feb 23, 2011
    8
    Passion Pit's debut album Manners is a wonderful little album. Every song sounds great. It's just so different from the mainstream stuff theyPassion Pit's debut album Manners is a wonderful little album. Every song sounds great. It's just so different from the mainstream stuff they have today. The drumming is also something that sounds great. The singer's voice sounds a little too high but All In All, Manners has great tracks and it's a great sound. B+ 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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