Good Vibrations

MGMT

Congratulations: 6.0

Label: Sony/Columbia

Release Date: April 13, 2010

Reminds me of: The Byrds, Beatles, Donovan, The Beach Boys (Pet Sounds), Early Pink Floyd

Perhaps a more appropriate title for MGMT’s highly anticipated sophomore album would have been “Better Luck Next Time.”  Continue reading

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The Greatest Albums of the 2000s

Oracular_Spectacular_2008#12. MGMT- Oracular Spectacular (2007):This Brooklyn based duo [also referred to as “Management”] burst onto the scene with a fun, free-wheeling brand of electro-pop/noise rock.   Beyond the cacophony of weird noises, break beats, synthesizers, and otherwise wacky gadgets, lie irresistibly catchy melodies.  On the anthemic opener “Time to Pretend,” the young duo glamorize and even satirize the rock star lifestyle; on the “The Youth” they do a little prog-rock; on “Kids” they talk about the innocence and wonder of childhood [as if they’re really that far removed]; and they do funk with a little irony on the groovy “Electric Feel.” In the end, Oracular Spectacular – like the artists that made it-  is all about fun; it emanates from every orifice of the record.  If you get a chance, check em’ out live, they’re a riot.

Faves: Time to Pretend; Electric Feel; Kids; Of Moons, Birds, and Monsters