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Old 04-26-2010, 07:04 PM   #46
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Listened to it again last night. The bad songs were less painful, while the good songs didn't really stick out in any significant way. I think the cover is the most interesting part of this whole venture. As far as modern psychedelia is concerned, The Flaming Lips' Embryonic had ten times the edge and nearly anything by Of Montreal is more fun. On top of that, the vocalists of those bands actually sound as if they put their hearts into writing and recording the music; MGMT's vocals feel consistently snide and disingenuous.

For those who care, here's a link to their SNL performance last Saturday:

MGMT on SNL - "Flash Delirium" + "Brian Eno" (Video) | TwentyFourBit

Pleasant enough, but a crappy song will never stop being a crappy song, even if performed well. Not without a large quantity of cleavage, at any rate.
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Old 04-27-2010, 08:44 AM   #47
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i liked what i heard, so i listened to more. then they all sounded the same, and now i'm pretty bored with this band.

edit: heh. appears i already pitched in my worthless 2 cents.


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As far as modern psychedelia is concerned, The Flaming Lips' Embryonic had ten times the edge and nearly anything by Of Montreal is more fun.
agreed. i completely forgot about of montreal.
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Old 04-29-2010, 10:46 PM   #48
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well, what a waste of time that was. i didn't hate it as much as i thought i would however.

there are plenty of bands doing psychedelia, experimenting with styles, blah blah blah, but all i wanted from MGMT? three singles to match Time to Pretend, Electric Feel and Kids.

Someone's Missing is half decent, Flash Delirium is ok, i've got no idea what Siberian Breaks was meant to be but parts of it were good, and the final three tracks were just garbage.

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Old 11-03-2010, 12:14 PM   #49
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Sorry to bump this and make people think something new's happened.

Anyways, just relistened to this again for the first time since April. I'm starting to come around to it as a pretty great album, actually. I think it does exactly what it tried to do (be a musical accompaniment to that album cover) and it does it well.

Also, this was the first time I really listened to the lyrics to "Brian Eno" and I don't know how you can hate an album with a love song like that on it.
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Old 11-03-2010, 05:05 PM   #50
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Wow, I'm kind of embarrased I started this thread.

2008 seemed to bring so much musical optimism. Riding the Justice electrowave, getting ready to catch the chillwave. What happened? 2010 seems so different, so lonely.

Goodbye, MGMT.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:42 PM   #51
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MGMT are playing at a festival in Feb i'm going to. hopefully, they'll play Kids, Time to Pretend and Electric Feel straight up, and then i can get the fuck out of there fast.
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Old 11-03-2010, 08:46 PM   #52
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Don't waste your time then:

Lolla set:


1. Pieces of What
2. Brian Eno
3. Electric Feel
4. Flash Delerium
5. Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
6. It's Working
7. The Youth
8. Song for Dan Treacy
9. Weekend Wars
10. Time to Pretend
11. Destrokk
12. The Handshake
13. I Found a Whistle
14. Kids
15. Congratulations
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:31 PM   #53
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Are they still as bad live as their reputation said they were in the Time to Pretend days?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:38 PM   #54
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The band posted the picture you can see above along with the message "This tiny kitten has just heard new MGMT songs" on their official Twitter page. The unnamed cat appeared unimpressed, if not a little scared, by what he heard leading fans to believe the New York band's new material may have gone further down the psychedelic route taken on their last album, 2010's 'Congratulations'.
Could it be that MGMT fans are crazier than U2 fans?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:55 PM   #55
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Is there an MGMT Conference?
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Old 01-22-2013, 07:59 PM   #56
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Do you really want to go down the roads required to find out?
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