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Old 08-25-2010, 01:44 PM   #81
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I don't really get the Rococo hate, musically.

Yeah, it could be a bad song if it didn't have an outro, but the violin hook that replies to the lyrics when they're chanting Rococo is brilliant.

If you want a song on the album that is tedious or doesn't know how to finish, look toward We Used to Wait. Amazing promise with the initial minute or two and then it just carries on and drowns in its own heavy-handedness and repitition.

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I love the album because it truly is an album. It's not an uplifting listen, and a bit of a downer, and THEN you hit Sprawl II.

Sprawl II is everything, thematically, that you loved about the first MGMT album. Kids riding around on bicycles at night, smoking under overpasses, sitting in parks, running from the cops. It's innocence, heartbreak, and it's from a band that isn't shit. I just love how AF pull it off with one stroke in a brilliant song.

Sprawl II is like when you're seeing a band outside at a festival, and it's the encore, and the sky opens up and starts to rain gently on the crowd as flare smoke slowly drifts over the audience. Pure magic.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:44 PM   #82
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Oh, I love We Used to Wait.

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Old 08-25-2010, 01:57 PM   #83
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:02 PM   #84
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Mike, were you at Osheaga? I tried looking for you, but obviously didn't see you.
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:17 PM   #85
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Ah no, I`m taking six months off to chill out with family in the US before a return to full-time uni next year in MTL.
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everything...you loved about the first MGMT album
Does not compute.

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Old 08-25-2010, 02:54 PM   #87
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Old 08-25-2010, 02:59 PM   #88
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Just today my mum recieved a ticketmaster ad in her email spam, compelling her to look at it knowing I'm a fan and listening to bits and bobs of 'Suburbs' in the car and loving it herself. It was there that we realised they are playing on my 16th birthday. Well, take a wild guess at what we did next?


 
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Old 08-25-2010, 04:14 PM   #89
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You're young.
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I thought we were allies of old age! You disappoint me, Martha. We're both totally over the age of 18.
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We are indeed.

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Rococo is great. The chorus is SUPPOSED to be slightly annoying: "using words they don't understand" and "what is that horrible song they're singing?" are the lyrical giveaways.

Sprawl II is the real prize of the album and the top track.
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Old 08-27-2010, 09:58 AM   #94
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zomg so meta.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:39 PM   #95
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So am I only supposed to PRETEND to be annoyed when I listen to it?

Maybe Anu was onto something...
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:00 PM   #96
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Oh, well, if it's annoying but it's intentionally annoying, I guess that's fine. I guess Wild Honey Pie is a good song now, too?
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Well-played.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:36 PM   #98
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Kinda like when people say Man on the Moon was a shitty, incoherent mess because Kaufman's life was an incoherent mess. "It's supposed to mirror his life, man. Genius!" I'd like to think the band isnt so retarded as to use that piss poor excuse (not that I think Rococo is shitty)
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Old 08-27-2010, 02:09 PM   #99
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I didn't think Man on the Moon was phenomenal, either. A decent movie with some good perf, but that's it.

And that R.E.M. song for the movie is even more overrated.
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I don't think that any song this year has generated as much discussion on these forums as "Rococo."

And I somewhat like "Wild Honey Pie." It's a complete throw-away, but enjoyable in a quirky type of way. It's like Homer Simpson describing David Schwimmer: "Yeah...he's handsome, in an ugly sort of way."
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