To all those who have been patiently waiting since 2009, Passion Pit’s “Manners” was a faulty compass. The album promised youthful, hedonistic abandon, but “Gossamer” instead addresses fear, anxiety and drug abuse, even enlisting the help of a minor chord or two.
One might have predicted that Ingrid Michaelson’s new album would come out as Valentine’s Day edges closer. After all, a narrow view of Michaelson shows that she has essentially cornered the market on “how-delightfully-romantic!” songs, particularly thinking about her most successful single, “The Way I Am.”
Florence Welch has huge shoes to fill with her sophomore effort “Ceremonials,” following her successful debut album, “Lungs.”
As the third Jack’s Mannequin studio album, “People and Things” speaks volumes about McMahon’s musical depth and versatility.