Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations

Album Review: MGMT - Congratulations

Tuesday 20th April, 2010 12:06PM

Buy into MGMT’s current spate of self-disrespect if you want to, but anyone who is truly shocked by Congratulations probably never listened to the second half of Oracular Spectacular in the first place. While there may not be a ‘Kids’, ‘Time to Pretend’ or ‘Electric Feel’ on the album, this is far from the “career suicide” that Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser have proclaimed. There are still strong elements of psychedelia and soul that permeated their debut, only they’ve crafted those influences into something new and challenging rather than rehashing old ideas. Basically, if you were hoping for Oracular Spectacular Part II, then I and the band are sorry; Congratulations is not that album.

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