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Album: Passion Pit, Gossamer (Columbia)


The Massachusetts synth-poppers' second album continues in the same vein as the first.

Opener "Take a Walk" may attempt somewhat awkwardly to bring in issues such as pension funds and the taxation system, but they're on solid ground with shameless sugary pop like "Carried Away", reminiscent of Seventies AOR acts like 10cc and The Korgis. Gossamer is hard to fault, besides the fact that it's more of the same. But if it ain't broke…