Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Congratulations, MGMT

Many will complain that anyone who isn't into this album is just disappointed with the band's growth. But, those people would be wrong. This is not growth. This is the wilting decay of what was once a lovely flower.

I wasn't a huge fan of MGMT's first album, Oracular Spectacular. I enjoyed a great many of the songs, but the album took a while to grow on me. The few 'hits' were mostly just fun indie pop dance. But, for a first album it was a great sign of things to come. Instead, they follow up an upbeat album with some form of The Shins meets Modest Mouse. And... not in a good way. Not at all.

The horrid album cover is only the first step in a huge pile of shit. Every song sounds exactly like the previous song. As if the vocals are being sung from the other end of a very long tunnel. The music just swirls around in this attempt at a hippy trippy kaliedescope.

Sorry, MGMT. I'm just not interested. This is background music at best. I support an attempt at trying to create something new with each endeavor. This attempt just isn't impressive, exciting, or necessary.


1 comment:

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    Hi Matthew,

    On behalf of Columbia Records and MGMT many thanks for plugging "Congratulations" on your site (street date 13th April) ... .. thanks, also, on behalf of the label, management and artist for not posting any pirate links to unreleased (studio) material and, if you / your readers want good quality, non-pirated, preview tracks, then a full length version of "Flash Delirium" is available for fans and bloggers to link to / post / host etc at ... .. for further details of the new album, on-line promotions, videos and 2010 shows, check-out the official site, as well as the artist's MySpace at and YouTube channel at ... .. and keep an eye on these official sources for details of further news, preview material and on-line promotions.

    Also and as a goodwill gesture to fans and bloggers, an exclusive preview stream of the full album is currently available via the band’s website at ... .. this is for hyper-linking ONLY and for streaming by fans directly off the band’s official website, so please reciprocate this goodwill gesture by NOT ripping or embedding these files.

    Thanks again for your plug.