Congratulation to MGMT for their upcoming album

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^ full album

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 14 February 2018 04:16 (six years ago) link

I think I like the True Faith version of Me and Michael even more. https://youtu.be/_zK_m6EgVSQ

SA, Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:34 (six years ago) link

congratulations to MGMT

It's not delivery, it's Adorno! (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 15 February 2018 00:36 (six years ago) link

When you die is solid

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 February 2018 20:19 (six years ago) link

the way album ends, when all of "Hand It Over" goes thru a super intense flanger, is really awesome, amazing ear candy for me

need to listen to this more before i comment further

flappy bird, Sunday, 18 February 2018 04:24 (six years ago) link

It's too soon to poll this album, isn't it? I'm feeling a very strong attachment to at least half of these songs after listening to the album for the last 2 weeks.
Have I totally slept on this band (I've never listened to an MGMT album before, with the exception of their LateNightTales mix) or did they suddenly get really good?

enochroot, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:11 (six years ago) link

no they released their masterpiece 8 years ago

this album is good but i fear too little too late... this should've come out in 2013

flappy bird, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:14 (six years ago) link

I dunno, I'm a big Congrats fan but I think the new one towers above it.

Davey D, Tuesday, 27 February 2018 18:17 (six years ago) link

Lou Reed Turned Down an MGMT Collaboration, Told Them to Fire Their Managers: The band say they asked the late icon to appear on Congratulations

While talking about working on the album, they revealed that they approached Lou Reed to contribute vocals to their track “Lady Dada’s Nightmare.” “He pretty much said it didn’t need it,” they reveal. “And then he talked about how we also didn’t need managers, and our managers were there.” Soon after, they ran into Reed at a dog show (where they were dressed as dandies)

flappy bird, Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:09 (six years ago) link

When your small is like people are strange meets pink Floyd. Love the lyric about curling into a ball, funny song

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:31 (six years ago) link

The bubbling synths on James are a lot like the style stereolab used on ffs - interlock iirc

kolakube (Ross), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 18:54 (six years ago) link

My son is obsessed with this album. It apparently has very high meme value among the teenager set.

My 13-yr-old as well. I'm taking him and his younger brother to see them in Nashville next month, should be fun. (I like the album a lot, too.)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 20:05 (six years ago) link

love the sonic details on this album, like the cartoon falling down stairs piano on "when you're small" and the Wendy Carlos clockwork orange styled synth parts on "Hand It Over"

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 2 March 2018 02:30 (six years ago) link

this album is brilliant. love, love, love "When You Die."

Bee OK, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:08 (six years ago) link

The concert last night was as much fun as I expected. Did most of the new album, plus four Oracular, two from Congratulations and "Alien Days." (Plus a cover of "The Neverending Story.") "Flash Delirium" in concert is A+. My kids loved the whole show.

that sounds like an awesome time. i didn't know if they were a good live band or not but it does sound like a hell of a time.

Bee OK, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 02:39 (five years ago) link

Yeah, tight band, great light show, they put a lot of work into it. It helped that the hall has great acoustics, but they sounded great.

i'm buying tickets tomorrow and probably wouldn't have if Tipsy didn't say how good they were live. so thanks Tipsy Morthra!

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 00:05 (five years ago) link

Me and Michael wouldn't sound out of place on an old school M83 record

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:01 (five years ago) link

I'm officially going, so stoked for this

Bee OK, Friday, 16 March 2018 21:37 (five years ago) link

two weeks pass...

"I’m not that nice
I’m mean and I’m evil
Don’t call me nice"

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (five years ago) link

i can't stop playing this album.

Bee OK, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:28 (five years ago) link

"GO. FUCK. YOUR. SELF. U. HERD. ME. RIGHT."

brendon urine (diamonddave85), Saturday, 31 March 2018 19:29 (five years ago) link

This is growing on me

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 31 March 2018 21:49 (five years ago) link

the only indie album I have on rotation

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Monday, 2 April 2018 00:12 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

going to see these guys in one week, i'm so excited. i now know the new album inside and out. i actually don't know Congratulation that well, only the debut and the new album.

Bee OK, Thursday, 10 May 2018 01:49 (five years ago) link

You should listen to it, it's one of the best albums of the decade

PaulTMA, Thursday, 10 May 2018 15:39 (five years ago) link

"Flash Delirium" in particular is my favorite MGMT song. (And video.)

yeah it really is. title track, song for dan treacy, it's working are all completely classic

flappy bird, Thursday, 10 May 2018 16:51 (five years ago) link

Buddy saw them and said they did a video mocking those who only like their 3 huge hits. Yeah - only the hits you made your careers on :-/

Depressed and impressed (Ross), Monday, 14 May 2018 19:47 (five years ago) link

seeing these guys tonight, so excited. have no idea what to expect.

Bee OK, Thursday, 17 May 2018 01:46 (five years ago) link

It'll be good!

at The Observatory Orange County, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

1. She Works Out Too Much
2. Little Dark Age
3. When You Die
4. Time to Pretend
5. James
6. Alien Days
7. Flash Delirium
8. Kids
9. The Youth
10. TSLAMP
11. Electric Feel
12. Me and Michael
13. Hand It Over

Encore:

14. When You're Small
15. Congratulations

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:01 (five years ago) link

May 16, 2018

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:04 (five years ago) link

the show was amazing. it leaned heavily on the new album witch was fine with me. it was all techno color and made you want to dance. the did play their three big hits and the place was packed. they had video going on with a smaller HD screen in front of a bigger screen and flashed all sorts of stuff on it. they were pretty psychedelic for the most part. fun show and will see these guys again. they should be massive in this type of music climatic (2018).

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgGN_G7cU6k

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycCPRVCoA9c

Bee OK, Friday, 18 May 2018 00:21 (five years ago) link

ending with Congratulations is so perfect

flappy bird, Friday, 18 May 2018 04:22 (five years ago) link

MGMT on Jimmy Kimmel last night:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6g4_ZiT694

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:50 (five years ago) link

Oh then they played an extended set:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pslYctuASsU

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:54 (five years ago) link

^^^May 17, 2018 Jimmy Kimmel:

1. Little Dark Age
2. When You Die
3. James
4. TSLAMP
5. Me and Michael

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:56 (five years ago) link

is anyone on here seeing them in Hollywood tonight?

Bee OK, Saturday, 19 May 2018 00:57 (five years ago) link

they played the same set but closed the show with "Siberian Breaks" instead. "Congratulations" was also played but was the last song before the Encore instead.

Bee OK, Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:11 (five years ago) link

Congratulations to MGMT

Music is confidence (Ross), Sunday, 20 May 2018 00:12 (five years ago) link

Sick encore

flappy bird, Sunday, 20 May 2018 04:53 (five years ago) link

one year passes...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABtQrFn7zQs

enjoyable new single

ufo, Wednesday, 11 December 2019 20:44 (four years ago) link

Wow that's great and a little bit new for them, I could take a whole album of songs like this. Bunch of youtube comments point out a Cure influence and I can hear that

Vinnie, Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:02 (four years ago) link

Definitely sounds like The Cure

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Thursday, 12 December 2019 01:18 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

Is 11•11•11 any good?

Bee OK, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 23:56 (one year ago) link

nine months pass...

Me and Michael booms!

Always like returning to little dark age whenever I need that particular taste of pop. Giving congratulations its first listen based on the reaction in this thread. Loving this second song, like a mid era Beatles song at 1.5x speed and a coat of slick modern production

H.P, Saturday, 16 September 2023 02:44 (five months ago) link


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