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Old 12-09-2009, 09:08 PM   #166
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Sold out their gig at Corner Hotel next month, not that I would've gone. haven't listened to this album in a while actually. Just find the vocals rather unpleasant...
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Old 12-09-2009, 09:16 PM   #167
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I just read through this whole thread for the first time. So did everybody get sick of Passion Pit or what? I confess I have listened to this damn record 6 million times over the last 5 months or so. I have never gotten tired of it. It makes me insanely happy every time I listen to it.
"Sleepyhead" and "The Reeling" get constant plays at Chez LMP, with the former becoming my drunken party anthem.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:21 PM   #168
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I still think Manners is one of the strongest albums I've heard all year. Best dance-pop of 2009, a year that was hardly lacking in it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:22 PM   #169
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I'd still put Pa-ho-nix's Wolfgang above this, as far as catchy electro-pop is concerned.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:32 PM   #170
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I still haven't heard this album. I'll do that over the holiday.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:33 PM   #171
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Excellent record, but the album nosedives after Lasso. Manners holds strong all the way through, with Sleepyhead being a late album standout.
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Old 12-09-2009, 10:44 PM   #172
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I still haven't heard this album. I'll do that over the holiday.
Trust me, "Sleepyhead" will wreck you in the right late-night situation.
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Old 12-09-2009, 11:37 PM   #173
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It made Popmatters Best Debuts of 2009 list:

The Best Debut Albums of 2009 < Features | PopMatters
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Good to see BLK JKS on that list. Did anyone talk about them on this site? I kept meaning to ask about them, because I really dig (most of) their album.

Anyway, maybe I need to give Passion Pit another chance. I tried earlier this year, but I couldn't get into it.
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Good to see BLK JKS on that list. Did anyone talk about them on this site? I kept meaning to ask about them, because I really dig (most of) their album.
I heard their album maybe a month ago, and it's fantastic. I do think it's a shame that they get reduced to the "African TV on the Radio" in most reviews and such though, since it's clear that they're working with a lot of different stuff, although there are some similarities, of course.
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Speaking of "African TV on the Radio", I'm psyched for this:

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Why is Aziz Ansari listed as Raaaaaaaandy? And what is he doing with Dave Sitek? And why is there a chainsaw? What's happening in 2010?

I'M LOST
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"Sleepyhead" and "The Reeling" get constant plays at Chez LMP, with the former becoming my drunken party anthem.
I generally have to hear both of these really loud immediately upon starting the car up. But then after hearing those two I start at the beginning and play the whole thing straight through again.

I have no problem with the vocals. I personally appreciate the heartfelt shouting.
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Why is Aziz Ansari listed as Raaaaaaaandy? And what is he doing with Dave Sitek? And why is there a chainsaw? What's happening in 2010?

I'M LOST
RAAAAAAAANDY!

http://www.youtube.com/user/RAAAAAAAANDY

http://www.youtube.com/user/thisisraaaaaaaandy
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I have no problem with the vocals. I personally appreciate the heartfelt shouting.
Yep. Heartfelt is a rare commodity in indie, and has been for a long time. Everything feels really homogeneous and ironic. Then, one day, these afroed motherfuckers come out of nowhere (Cambridge), squealing bloody murder, and it hits you that dance music can be really touching, even without ecstasy. So many bands are doing this sound right now, but Passion Pit's music has this human quality to it that their contemporaries are largely lacking, and that's what sets them apart IMO.

There's a passion-related pun in there somewhere.
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