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jkaye213
02-08-2010, 08:04 PM
Just saw this pop up in my Google Reader.

I'm personally super excited for MGMT this year & also for the new record... assuming they'll play mostly new... I hope its dance party worthy. :)

Lady Dada's Mightmare... now that could be a GREAT one! or completely tragic. haha

Details: http://spin.com/articles/exclusive-mgmt-unveil-new-album

Congratulations tracklist:
"It's Working"
"Song for Dan Treacy"
"Someone's Missing"
"Flash Delirium"
"I Found a Whistle"
"Siberian Breaks"
"Brian Eno"
"Lady Dada's Nightmare"
"Congratulations"

flowbee
02-08-2010, 08:08 PM
http://coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?t=22016&highlight=sophomore

WhyTheLongFace
02-08-2010, 08:31 PM
Yay we get the 1st 2nd album show

COACHILLA
02-08-2010, 09:02 PM
think this is the title track

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdYI1x-GD3U&feature=PlayList&p=4410ACA09B7D554A&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=38

i dont be embedin n shit

schavira
02-08-2010, 09:20 PM
It's one of the best albums in years. All of those who doubt the band right now will be hypocrites once it comes out.

bluemamba
02-08-2010, 10:04 PM
I just pray that MGMT doesnt do what The Killers did to me years back when they released the shit in CD form that is Sam's Town.

brando4n82
02-08-2010, 10:08 PM
It's one of the best albums in years. All of those who doubt the band right now will be hypocrites once it comes out.

Are you trying to say there is a leak....?

TallGuyCM
02-08-2010, 10:10 PM
It's one of the best albums in years. All of those who doubt the band right now will be hypocrites once it comes out.

Being hesitant about a band's sophomore album + the album being good =/= hypocrisy.

schavira
02-09-2010, 06:56 PM
No, but so many have just cast them as sell-outs, which is completely untrue. Popularity has nothing to do with talent.

And let's just say it's Love meets The Zombies meets The Beatles meets The Beach Boys meets Ariel Pink meets The Wall-era Pink Floyd meets David Bowie meets Brian Eno (not just because there's a song about him) meets Leonard Cohen meets "Pieces of What" and "Metanoia."

juloxx
02-09-2010, 07:09 PM
add some Big Pun to that list and I may be interested

schavira
02-09-2010, 08:59 PM
No, but T. Rex, Elvis Costello and Portishead (Third specifically) too.

schavira
02-09-2010, 10:59 PM
That Spin article definitely gets it right when they compare it to The Zombies. They apparently have been told that by a few listeners of the album.

sacleonard
02-10-2010, 05:01 PM
I just pray that MGMT doesnt do what The Killers did to me years back when they released the shit in CD form that is Sam's Town.

Isn't that the truth. I got "Sam's Town" and Kasabian's "Empire" at the same time, and both were disappointing. At least Kasabian redeemed themselves with "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum," which is fantastic.

ArcticMuse
02-10-2010, 05:44 PM
Isn't that the truth. I got "Sam's Town" and Kasabian's "Empire" at the same time, and both were disappointing. At least Kasabian redeemed themselves with "West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum," which is fantastic.

actually Empire was amazing, West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum was good but not as good as empire. cant say anything about the killers.. it was disappointing
mgmt doesnt seem the kind to let down. lets keep our fingers crossed

schavira
02-10-2010, 10:05 PM
I enjoyed Congratulations a lot more than Orracular Spectacular actually. It's completely psychedelic; there's like barely any electronic to be found, so don't be expecting that. Definitely among the most amazing sophomore albums ever though.

schavira
02-10-2010, 10:06 PM
Kasabian should definitely play Coachella, I don't give a fuck if hipsters hate them just because they're similar to Oasis. On that note, I don't give a fuck about hipsters hating Oasis either.

Gizbro..
02-10-2010, 10:14 PM
Kasabian would be a perfect addition..and Interpol..

sacleonard
02-10-2010, 10:33 PM
Kasabian should definitely play Coachella, I don't give a fuck if hipsters hate them just because they're similar to Oasis. On that note, I don't give a fuck about hipsters hating Oasis either.

Kasabian had a great afternoon performance in 2005.


I enjoyed Congratulations a lot more than Orracular Spectacular actually. It's completely psychedelic; there's like barely any electronic to be found, so don't be expecting that. Definitely among the most amazing sophomore albums ever though.

I can't wait to hear the new CD, as I really liked their debut. I wasn't impressed with their 2008 performance, but I'm definitely ready to give them another chance.

jjbaldwi
02-10-2010, 10:34 PM
Is there a way to listen to this album???

GrossMagic
02-17-2010, 02:06 PM
Album cover via P4K.

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/mgmtcover452.jpg

RoughSteez
02-17-2010, 02:34 PM
This could be promising. I'm into the cover art.

I really liked Oracular Spectacular until i started hearing all the songs absolutely everywhere I turned. The tracks just got way overplayed. Not bad, but just overplayed.

They're coachella set in 08' wasn't that good though based on the first few songs i watched; boys noize conflicted with most of there set and he was not to be missed.

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 04:01 PM
Album cover via P4K.

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/mgmtcover452.jpg

WOW. That might be one of the worst album covers I have ever seen...

schavira
02-17-2010, 05:36 PM
Hahahahaha I knew it would piss Pitchfork off. The entire album is kind of just a giant fuck-you to the irony of hipsters. They are completely serious, and the record is amazing.

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 09:19 PM
I'm actually pretty excited to hear the new record, the last one was pretty good, but not great. That album cover is making me nervous though.

sbessiso
02-17-2010, 09:23 PM
its a cool cover

Gribbz
02-17-2010, 09:25 PM
That album cover is making me nervous though.

I'm not a big MGMT fan... but don't judge an album by its cover.

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 09:27 PM
I'm not a big MGMT fan... but don't judge an album by its cover.

Of course not, I wouldn't judge til I've heard it. But sometimes you see an album cover before the record comes out and it makes you more excited, this one though... And the album could be amazing, but it doesn't change the fact that their cover art is similar to eye rape.

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 09:31 PM
More crappy Anthony Ausgang art:

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_dig.jpg

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_alien_abduction.jpg

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_the_great_escape.jpg

I'm sure someone likes it, but Christ I think that stuff is awful.

sbessiso
02-17-2010, 09:34 PM
I dont know, i think youre just kind of taking it too seriously. Although the one with the car is just garbage

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 09:37 PM
It's just not my style. I'm sure I'll like the album more than the artwork.

For instance: I thought the cover art for MMJ's Evil Urges was awful, but I loved the album.

summerkid
02-17-2010, 09:51 PM
I enjoyed Congratulations a lot more than Orracular Spectacular actually. It's completely psychedelic; there's like barely any electronic to be found, so don't be expecting that. Definitely among the most amazing sophomore albums ever though.

So you've heard the entire album? I have to admit with Pete Kember producing I'm actually interested in what they come up with.

FoxeyLady
02-17-2010, 09:57 PM
Anyone know when a single is supposed to be released?

BTW, "It's like surfing on ecstasy." Is one of the most awesome ways I've heard an album described. I guess that was why they picked the cover they did...

RoughSteez
02-17-2010, 10:02 PM
More crappy Anthony Ausgang art:

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_dig.jpg

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_alien_abduction.jpg

http://www.ausgangart.com/images/2009/09_the_great_escape.jpg

I'm sure someone likes it, but Christ I think that stuff is awful.

I really like the last picture.

patriotsftbll786
02-28-2010, 05:08 PM
me too.

WhyTheLongFace
02-28-2010, 08:26 PM
Anyone know when a single is supposed to be released?


No singles will be released according to MGMT

GrossMagic
02-28-2010, 08:28 PM
I read somewhere that I forgot and too lazy to look up that there will be no singles. MGMT wants listeners to listen to the album as a whole...

stinkbutt
02-28-2010, 08:39 PM
Wow for a band like MGMT that seems really fucking stupid, even for them

Monklish
02-28-2010, 08:42 PM
I'm not sure that it really matters anymore. It's not like anyone actually buys singles.

juloxx
02-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Even if no one buys the singles, it still calls attention to the tracks.

Interesting idea (doesn't mean its good). Wonder how that will play out.

NoGwenPlease
02-28-2010, 09:32 PM
Even if no one buys the singles, it still calls attention to the tracks.

Interesting idea (doesn't mean its good). Wonder how that will play out.
I don't remember buying their first album because of a "single" it was more the fact that Jack FM played 3 of the songs off the album, all the time.

stinkbutt
02-28-2010, 09:37 PM
those 3 were the singles, so yeah you did

patriotsftbll786
02-28-2010, 09:47 PM
What they said was: ""There definitely isn't a 'Time to Pretend' or a 'Kids' on the album. We've been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it."

Makes enough sense to me as Metanoia, the latest thing they've released was absolutely mind-blowing in its unpoppiness.

FoxeyLady
02-28-2010, 09:50 PM
No singles will be released according to MGMT

Ohhh yeah, I forgot they mentioned that. Seems a little odd... So are they planning on not getting any radio play at all until the album comes out?

WhyTheLongFace
02-28-2010, 10:25 PM
If this album is amazing then this will be a smart decision. They already have a solid fanbase who were pleased with their 1st effort who will check for their next album regardless of single. And it may be even better because a non-catchy single would turn more people off.

But if this album isn't good.......

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 10:05 AM
New song "Flash Delirium" available for download right

Here
http://www.whoismgmt.com/

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 10:09 AM
AND IT'S FUCKING AWESOME!!!!!

Monklish
03-09-2010, 10:13 AM
They're out of their fucking minds. I can't wait to see what this album is like.

Coachella Bound
03-09-2010, 10:14 AM
yessss thank you! I dig it.....

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 10:18 AM
that fucking ending is insane

HandBanana
03-09-2010, 10:26 AM
While I dont like that style of art (at all), I kinda respect them putting out something so uncool I guess. If the record is awesome, that will recontextualize the "bad" artwork and make me reconsider it.

I hope its a great record, cuz I want that scratch-off cover.

sbessiso
03-09-2010, 10:28 AM
the songs not bad

Monklish
03-09-2010, 10:28 AM
Between the weird mix and the singer's complete lack of ability it's really hard to make out a lot of the lyrics but I like reading them along with it. I don't know what it is, but I really dig these guys' lyrics. If they can figure out how to restrain and focus some of the adventurous tendencies of this track they might really end up BEING something.

GrossMagic
03-09-2010, 10:31 AM
New song blows cock.

SmokinPenguin
03-09-2010, 10:40 AM
Nice..Im excited for their new album

FoxeyLady
03-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Reminds me of Of Montreal a bit. Nice track.

humanoid
03-09-2010, 11:03 AM
Reminds me of Of Montreal a bit. Nice track.

It did bring Of Montreal to mind a few different times throughout the track

CellarOwl
03-09-2010, 11:08 AM
These dudes are totally and completely MESSED.

michaelmontanez
03-09-2010, 11:21 AM
"flash delirium" reminds me of a mix between Of Montreal and "good vibrations" era beach boys... I like it!

braundiggity
03-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Everyone really liked that song? Maybe I shouldn't have turned it off halfway through, but I thought it was absolutely awful. Like, second-half-of-Oracular Spectacular awful.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 11:26 AM
I don't know what it is, but I really dig these guys' lyrics.

you're kidding, right?!

Monklish
03-09-2010, 11:26 AM
"flash delirium" reminds me of a mix between Of Montreal and "good vibrations" era beach boys... I like it!

I had this exact same thought. Weird.

Monklish
03-09-2010, 11:27 AM
you're kidding, right?!

Not at all.

hobomilitia
03-09-2010, 11:29 AM
New song blows cock.

word.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 11:29 AM
".. but even if this hall collapses...;SIX SIX FIVE FIVE RED BATTLESHIPS, 40 EARTHLIKE PLANETS, 3 HOLES, 2 TITS, 1 FORK IN IT'S SIDE, ZERO TEARS IN THEIR EYES"

asinine.

michaelmontanez
03-09-2010, 11:30 AM
Everyone really liked that song? Maybe I shouldn't have turned it off halfway through, but I thought it was absolutely awful. Like, second-half-of-Oracular Spectacular awful.

I liked the second half of Oracular better than the first... hmm

braundiggity
03-09-2010, 11:32 AM
I liked the second half of Oracular better than the first... hmm

Interesting. I find it basically unlistenable.

Monklish
03-09-2010, 11:33 AM
".. but even if this hall collapses...;SIX SIX FIVE FIVE RED BATTLESHIPS, 40 EARTHLIKE PLANETS, 3 HOLES, 2 TITS, 1 FORK IN IT'S SIDE, ZERO TEARS IN THEIR EYES"

asinine.

stab your facebook
sell sell sell
undercooked
overdone
mass adulation not so funny

Occasionally they're self-referential in ways that I like.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 11:43 AM
stab your facebook
sell sell sell
undercooked
overdone
mass adulation not so funny

Occasionally they're self-referential in ways that I like.

wait...that's not in this song? what song is that?
(i haven't listened to them in years....they lost me)

ShyGuy75
03-09-2010, 11:44 AM
Between the weird mix and the singer's complete lack of ability it's really hard to make out a lot of the lyrics but I like reading them along with it. I don't know what it is, but I really dig these guys' lyrics. If they can figure out how to restrain and focus some of the adventurous tendencies of this track they might really end up BEING something.

yes, because opening up for such acts as radiohead and beck, along with having huge crowds at every festival they play shows that they haven't been anything...yet.

menikmati
03-09-2010, 11:47 AM
Here's a clue, MGMT are fucking terrible.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 11:49 AM
^case closed.

ShyGuy75
03-09-2010, 11:52 AM
coming from muse nut huggers, that is laughable.

They will not force us
They will stop degrading us
They will not control us
And we will be victorious!

earth shattering imo

Monklish
03-09-2010, 11:54 AM
wait...that's not in this song? what song is that?
(i haven't listened to them in years....they lost me)

It's in this song.

Monklish
03-09-2010, 11:55 AM
yes, because opening up for such acts as radiohead and beck, along with having huge crowds at every festival they play shows that they haven't been anything...yet.

Get off my nuts, monkey. Right now they're a band with one good album. That's not really something yet.

GrossMagic
03-09-2010, 11:59 AM
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The only song I really like in this 5 song medley is 1:42 - 2:07 and the very 1st second. The rest is just trying to hard to be all over the place.

ArcticMuse
03-09-2010, 12:05 PM
its good. at least we know their not losing their mgmt "sound" on congratulations



Everyone really liked that song? Maybe I shouldn't have turned it off halfway through, but I thought it was absolutely awful. Like, second-half-of-Oracular Spectacular awful.


the second half of Oracular Spectacular was amazing. you just had to give it more than one listen. and yeah you shouldnt have turned it off halfway throu

ArcticMuse
03-09-2010, 12:10 PM
you cant compare muse to mgmt lyrics. they have their own styles. i agree with monklish mgmt has one album out so far and it kicked ass. speaking as a muse fanatic I find them completely worthy of opening for muse.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 12:14 PM
wait, shyguy...you're the one who sent me the MUSE boot. wtf?!

bluemamba
03-09-2010, 12:15 PM
While I dont like that style of art (at all), I kinda respect them putting out something so uncool I guess. If the record is awesome, that will recontextualize the "bad" artwork and make me reconsider it. I hope its a great record, cuz I want that scratch-off cover.
Do you get the album for the artwork or the music??


Everyone really liked that song? Maybe I shouldn't have turned it off halfway through, but I thought it was absolutely awful. Like, second-half-of-Oracular Spectacular awful.
The second half is where the most feeling is at. The first half is more of a party.


Here's a clue, MGMT are fucking terrible.

You disappoint me. Especially if you're looking forward to Muse (annoying lyrics).

menikmati
03-09-2010, 12:18 PM
Who said I was looking forward to Muse? I don't give a shit about Muse. Try again.

weeklymix
03-09-2010, 12:29 PM
Here's a clue, MGMT are fucking terrible.

Just gonna QFT here.

ShyGuy75
03-09-2010, 12:34 PM
GOOOOOOO..................TEAM!!!!

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 02:09 PM
And the self titled track from their new album "Congratulations" is available right here.

http://hypem.com/search/mgmt%20congratulations/1/

Monklish
03-09-2010, 02:13 PM
It's been taken down, Shottie. You can stop posting it in every fucking thread now.

GeezrRckr
03-09-2010, 02:13 PM
oh great....another crappy, forgettable song from MGMT. hooray.

EDIT: no, the POS is still up. listening to it now. oh, it's over. thank god.

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 02:15 PM
It's been taken down, Shottie. You can stop posting it in every fucking thread now.

you can stream on HypeM. I was able to download it though.

Sublime
03-09-2010, 02:16 PM
that fucking ending is insane

lil punky punky at the end there, yeah

Monklish
03-09-2010, 02:17 PM
you can stream on HypeM. I was able to download it though.

I had already downloaded it thanks to Google. Just saw an opportunity to hassle you.

Sublime
03-09-2010, 02:18 PM
It's been taken down, Shottie. You can stop posting it in every fucking thread now.

Aww, c'mon. he's just excitable is all. (it's back up btw)

shotglass75
03-09-2010, 02:21 PM
I had already downloaded it thanks to Google. Just saw an opportunity to hassle you.


Good eye

FoxeyLady
03-09-2010, 02:36 PM
I really like Flash Delirium, but the title track is boring as shit.

Sublime
03-09-2010, 02:36 PM
I really like Flash Delirium, but the title track is boring as shit.

u really honestly truly think so? i thought it was better

FoxeyLady
03-09-2010, 02:39 PM
u really honestly truly think so? i thought it was better

Congratulations honestly truly sounds like it took about 30 seconds to write. The other song is much more interesting to me, especially the production.

Sublime
03-09-2010, 02:44 PM
I've taken what you've said into account and have listened to both with your brilliant insight and I am inclined to go ahead and really honestly and truly agree. however, i do prefer the strumming in the title track more

GeezrRckr
03-12-2010, 04:26 PM
they don't even take themselves seriously. oh, what a lark.


“When we first wrote that song, we were laughing so hard… Andrew [VanWyngarden] just reminded me of that, that we thought it was the funniest thing we’d ever heard. And then we got used to it, it started to sound more normal. It’s not a single, but we thought it was a good way to entice people to listen to the whole record. I’m sure there are plenty of people who think it’s completely weird and not what they were expecting… I’m sorry.”

ArcticMuse
03-12-2010, 11:02 PM
haha your right they dont take themselves seriously.. thats awesome.
full story:

MGMT Apologizes (Sorta) to “Flash Delirium” Detractors:
http://www.twentyfourbit.com/post/444384226/mgmt-apologizes-sorta-to-flash-delirium-detractors

cjamesgo8421
03-12-2010, 11:31 PM
I've been listening to their new song Congratultions over and over again....it's so good and completely different than anything I've heard by them. It's sounds like a throwback, 60's [I]light[I]rock song, like it would have been played at Woodstock, really hope they try it out at Coachella despite it not being a dancy, fun "crowd pleaser".

Shtitus!
03-12-2010, 11:33 PM
I'm a bit late in the board... but yeah I think Flash Delirium is really disappointing.I love MGMT and have for a long time, don't get me wrong (hate to be that douche, but I was introduced to them right before their singles hit radio in 2007). Congratulations (the song) is better. But both songs don't compare to the first half of Oracular. The second half is only lovable if you're on a shitload of acid, and when you are its brilliant. Someone said earlier that it sounds like Of Montreal... yeah. They're pretty damn similar. I think (but I could be wrong) they're super young... like 20-23 ish. I'm not gonna check that. But for that age I have a lot of respect for having that one great release, lets hope Congratulations and their albums to come match it. They also have that album when they were still The Management, which is okay, but you can tell they had better production resources on Oracular Spectacular.

On a side note - has anyone seen the video for Kids? Fuckin trippy. They go all Freddy Mercury at that one part.

And to the dickcheeses who just come in here to say "MGMT Sucks" get a life and go talk a band that you do like. Fuck.

edit: I totally just read that article on how they apologized for Flash Delirium. That's kind of relieving.

shotglass75
03-15-2010, 09:49 AM
Last night, MGMT played a secret show at downtown Manhattan's Mercury Lounge (capacity 250) under the name the Smirking Worm. (Via Sound of the City.) Along with the hits, they played a bunch of new tracks from their forthcoming LP, Congratulations, including the folky, Neil Young-esque title track, a tribute to Brian Eno called "Brian Eno", and the 10-minute epic "Siberian Breaks". Watch super dark but decent-sounding YouTubes of those and more below.

hekGKvIfaV4

OeHCpcvhTjI

Ll7Z3vsZnM4

f3cXYrhRtoo

RqhiKpoW0Ng

http://pitchfork.com/news/38186-watch-mgmt-play-new-songs-live/

fnmore
03-18-2010, 04:23 AM
overrated group......unless you are on acid i guess

schavira
03-18-2010, 07:36 AM
They're really good at replicating the sound of the album live. Tight, tight band, I'm really excited to see it at Coachella.

Coachella Bound
03-18-2010, 08:43 AM
I'm a bit late in the board... but yeah I think Flash Delirium is really disappointing.I love MGMT and have for a long time, don't get me wrong (hate to be that douche, but I was introduced to them right before their singles hit radio in 2007). Congratulations (the song) is better. But both songs don't compare to the first half of Oracular. The second half is only lovable if you're on a shitload of acid, and when you are its brilliant. Someone said earlier that it sounds like Of Montreal... yeah. They're pretty damn similar. I think (but I could be wrong) they're super young... like 20-23 ish. I'm not gonna check that. But for that age I have a lot of respect for having that one great release, lets hope Congratulations and their albums to come match it. They also have that album when they were still The Management, which is okay, but you can tell they had better production resources on Oracular Spectacular.

On a side note - has anyone seen the video for Kids? Fuckin trippy. They go all Freddy Mercury at that one part.

And to the dickcheeses who just come in here to say "MGMT Sucks" get a life and go talk a band that you do like. Fuck.

edit: I totally just read that article on how they apologized for Flash Delirium. That's kind of relieving.

you make very little sense.... and it hurts my brain. Please stop before you seriously hurt someone....

C DUB YA
03-18-2010, 12:39 PM
I'm not completely on board with any of the new songs... yet.

Monklish
03-18-2010, 01:30 PM
Upon further examination, Congratulations basically sounds like a massive rip-off of The Band's The Weight. Which is not necessarily a terrible thing--the world needs more rip-offs of The Weight. And after several listens to Flash Delirium, the only thing that isn't awesome about this band anymore is the terrible singing which I can put up with. Eagerly anticipating.

captncrzy
03-18-2010, 03:38 PM
Link pls?

citizenerased
03-18-2010, 04:53 PM
I'm gonna guess he's talking about those youtubes.

Monklish
03-18-2010, 04:56 PM
Flash Delirium here: http://www.whoismgmt.com/

Congratulations might still be up on hype machine

schavira
03-18-2010, 05:50 PM
Upon further examination, Congratulations basically sounds like a massive rip-off of The Band's The Weight. Which is not necessarily a terrible thing--the world needs more rip-offs of The Weight. And after several listens to Flash Delirium, the only thing that isn't awesome about this band anymore is the terrible singing which I can put up with. Eagerly anticipating.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought it sounded like The Band.

Monklish
03-18-2010, 05:56 PM
Oh it lifts The Weight's guitar chords blatantly. But that's cool.

Mr.Nipples
03-18-2010, 06:04 PM
Oh it lifts The Weight's guitar chords blatantly. But that's cool.


as does a dozen other songs

Monklish
03-18-2010, 06:06 PM
I'd imagine, yeah.

captncrzy
03-19-2010, 08:20 AM
Oh, i thought you guys were talking about the whole album. nvm.

HandBanana
03-19-2010, 03:22 PM
On first listen I love this and Im hardly a superfan, tho I do really like the first record.

cubrocker
03-19-2010, 04:24 PM
this album is pretty terrible.

(edit: i wonder how much people would like it if nobody knew it was MGMT)

Dalen
03-19-2010, 04:26 PM
here's the new album (not my link)

MGMT – Congratulations - 2010

http://bit.ly/99zFpW

if sharing isn't allowed, feel free to delete.

cubrocker
03-19-2010, 04:32 PM
here's the new album (not my link)

MGMT – Congratulations - 2010

http://bit.ly/99zFpW

if sharing isn't allowed, feel free to delete.

yeah we know already

Monklish
03-19-2010, 04:35 PM
Um, no we didn't.

Thanks for the link dude!

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 04:59 PM
anyone download off that link yet?? is it good?

MassiveChemicalPunk
03-19-2010, 05:00 PM
Good link.

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 05:29 PM
here's the new album (not my link)

MGMT – Congratulations - 2010

http://bit.ly/99zFpW

if sharing isn't allowed, feel free to delete.

This shitty file doesnt work! Damn it!

MassiveChemicalPunk
03-19-2010, 05:34 PM
I still don't what to think about this album, i need a couple more listens........ but I have a feeling people are going to hate it.

Dalen
03-19-2010, 06:20 PM
This shitty file doesnt work! Damn it!

well that shitty file works fine here, playing now. maybe it just doesn't work for you.

HandBanana
03-19-2010, 06:31 PM
Bluemamba, did you not UNrar it?

GnarVee
03-19-2010, 08:08 PM
I still don't what to think about this album, i need a couple more listens........ but I have a feeling people are going to hate it.


FELT THE EXACT SAME WAY.


definitely has its moments......smoked a bleeze n got completely lost for a minute.

Kid B
03-19-2010, 08:17 PM
Link please?

Sexecutioner
03-19-2010, 08:23 PM
hell yea. cant wait to check this out tonight.

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 08:56 PM
Bluemamba, did you not UNrar it?

?????

Edit: little help?

HandBanana
03-19-2010, 08:58 PM
RIght. THat's it then.

Its a rar archive, which is like a zip file.
YOu need to unpack the archive to get the folder of music within.
Google your operating system and "unrar" and you should find many many many free programs to unrar it for you.

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 08:59 PM
RIght. THat's it then.

Its a rar archive, which is like a zip file.
YOu need to unpack the archive to get the folder of music within.
Google your operating system and "unrar" and you should find many many many free programs to unrar it for you.

Thanks HandBanana. Any you recommend?

Sexecutioner
03-19-2010, 09:06 PM
winrar for windows. not sure about anything else.

2 songs in...so far i'm into it. not what i was expecting, but still good.

Thisismyname
03-19-2010, 09:16 PM
4 songs in, and I don't hate it.

HandBanana
03-19-2010, 09:17 PM
Yeah Im a mac guy so Im not sure about windows apps other than the3 aforementioned winrar.

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 09:27 PM
Thanks guys.

arman
03-19-2010, 09:37 PM
DLing now, cant wait to hear it.
really enjoyed flash delirium, but worried about this album. it really is make or break for them.
they were disappointing at their last coachella showing but put a great show on at street scene. hope with all this touring under their hippie belts theyll be able to really own it

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 10:21 PM
Anybody remember that guy that claimed he knew all the details about the new MGMT album?? Randy quoted him on the track times of Congratulations.

Monklish
03-19-2010, 10:23 PM
So here's the deal with this album, and I'll post in more detail over the weekend but right now I'm drunk and have just finished my first back-to-back listen of it:

It's good, but it's more promising than immediately enjoyable. I feel like it suffers a lot from a lack of a good producer. I knew we were in some trouble when they announced that the guy from Spacemen 3 was producing it. The last thing these fucking kids need is someone encouraging a lack of structure in their music. They're young, they haven't quite figured out what really makes for great songs yet, and they're a bit too eager to break the rules without understanding why the rules exist.

The songs on this album remind me of half a dozen acts I absolutely love, and half a dozen acts I can't quite put my finger on. Among the ones I can think of off-hand: Bowie, The Mamas and The Papas, The Band. The problem is that they never seem to take the time to let these individual pieces of songs ride out long enough or stretch and blend the transitions from one part to the next to really make it all cohesive. The first track, for example, is really quite good. But it needs a bridge. What they do instead of a bridge is an absolutely jarring one measure breakdown into what would be a bridge except it only lasts for like eight seconds. If they had executed that transition properly with a little more finesse and let the bridge ride for 40 seconds or so so you could really get into it, it would be a fully-realized and awesome song,. But instead it's a really awesome 2/3 of a song with a 1/3 that only lasts 10 seconds.

A lot of the transitions in all of the songs are just incomplete. No one pushed them to take the time to ease the audience from one section of the composition to the next, they just kinda jump right in, and it's weird.

All that being said, there's some really great melodies on here. I just wish they would have gotten somebody to produce who would have pushed them to keep their imaginations in check and conform a bit more to the standards of melody and structure and stretched shit out a bit.

It still bodes well for their future, but it's not remotely as classic or enjoyable of an album as Oracular.

bdfsh
03-19-2010, 10:46 PM
So here's the deal with this album, and I'll post in more detail over the weekend but right now I'm drunk and have just finished my first back-to-back listen of it:

It's good, but it's more promising than immediately enjoyable. I feel like it suffers a lot from a lack of a good producer. I knew we were in some trouble when they announced that the guy from Spacemen 3 was producing it. The last thing these fucking kids need is someone encouraging a lack of structure in their music. They're young, they haven't quite figured out what really makes for great songs yet, and they're a bit too eager to break the rules without understanding why the rules exist.

The songs on this album remind me of half a dozen acts I absolutely love, and half a dozen acts I can't quite put my finger on. Among the ones I can think of off-hand: Bowie, The Mamas and The Papas, The Band. The problem is that they never seem to take the time to let these individual pieces of songs ride out long enough or stretch and blend the transitions from one part to the next to really make it all cohesive. The first track, for example, is really quite good. But it needs a bridge. What they do instead of a bridge is an absolutely jarring one measure breakdown into what would be a bridge except it only lasts for like eight seconds. If they had executed that transition properly with a little more finesse and let the bridge ride for 40 seconds or so so you could really get into it, it would be a fully-realized and awesome song,. But instead it's a really awesome 2/3 of a song with a 1/3 that only lasts 10 seconds.

A lot of the transitions in all of the songs are just incomplete. No one pushed them to take the time to ease the audience from one section of the composition to the next, they just kinda jump right in, and it's weird.

All that being said, there's some really great melodies on here. I just wish they would have gotten somebody to produce who would have pushed them to keep their imaginations in check and conform a bit more to the standards of melody and structure and stretched shit out a bit.

It still bodes well for their future, but it's not remotely as classic or enjoyable of an album as Oracular.

blah blah blah. stfu already

HandBanana
03-19-2010, 10:49 PM
I dont really think Monklish is wrong, I just personally like the messy "grab bag"/whirlwind feel of it.

It feels a bit unhinged and technicolor.

Monklish
03-19-2010, 10:51 PM
Of course I'm not wrong. I'm right on the fucking money.

bdfsh
03-19-2010, 11:00 PM
if by right on the money you mean completely off base, biased, and a generally horrible review - then yes, youre right on the money.

bluemamba
03-19-2010, 11:01 PM
Oh man im in love with Siberian Breaks.

Monklish
03-19-2010, 11:46 PM
if by right on the money you mean completely off base, biased, and a generally horrible review - then yes, youre right on the money.

Way to pretend to say something while contributing absolutely nothing useful or constructive to the dialogue. Either actually say something about the album or shut the fuck up.

superfiction
03-19-2010, 11:46 PM
i almost care enough to check this out....but im probably jsut going to wait

citizenerased
03-19-2010, 11:54 PM
it's just okay

bdfsh
03-20-2010, 07:07 AM
Way to pretend to say something while contributing absolutely nothing useful or constructive to the dialogue. Either actually say something about the album or shut the fuck up.

eat my shorts

MuseRadio
03-20-2010, 08:14 AM
PM please, thanks!

grifter
03-20-2010, 10:56 AM
well i just listened to the new album, and im afraid this is in danger of being labeled a sophomore slump. truly a departure from Oracular, Spectacular which was amazing.

perhaps my feelings would change after more listens, but this album is kinda 'meh'.

favorite track: I Found A Whistle

shotglass75
03-20-2010, 11:04 AM
I think the new songs are going to translate live much better than they do on the album. 2nd listen and it's growing on me much more than the first time I listened to it.

Monklish
03-20-2010, 11:07 AM
MGMT never translates better live dude.

shotglass75
03-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Loved them at Coachella and at Glastonbury. Thought they were fucking great. I'm sure you have stated it someplace before but what about them live don't you like? I've heard you talk about his vocals alot, I could see that.

Monklish
03-20-2010, 11:13 AM
Besides the non-existent voice, it just doesn't sound remotely as good live because on album the stuff is extremely polished and filtered and produced.

shotglass75
03-20-2010, 11:17 AM
not on this new album

Monklish
03-20-2010, 11:18 AM
Uh-huh. If you don't think his voice is layered about eighteen times and those guitar tracks are filtered to all fuck to sound like that, you're a dumb bastard.

shotglass75
03-20-2010, 11:22 AM
i guess I have always viewed something polished sounding sounding like Muse or Foo Fighters The Colour and The Shape, but I can understand where your coming from. I still think it's gonna be a great show though

bluemamba
03-20-2010, 11:29 AM
For those who have listened to the new album: does this album have a bad track? (not counting Flash Delirium or Congrats)

Alchemy
03-20-2010, 11:33 AM
I'm a little more than halfway through this album. I wanted to hate it. I really want to hate MGMT. But I love it. I might even love it more than Oracular. I've seen them twice and wasn't so impressed either time, so I don't know if I'll catch them at Coachella, but the new album kind of makes me want to see them.

Alchemy
03-20-2010, 11:45 AM
Also, it reminds me of Supergrass at times.

bluemamba
03-20-2010, 12:49 PM
Congratulations honestly truly sounds like it took about 30 seconds to write. The other song is much more interesting to me, especially the production.

Have you heard the song "Pieces of What"?

panchobot
03-20-2010, 12:50 PM
I loved the album, and I was never a fan of Oracular Spectacular to begin with.

FoxeyLady
03-20-2010, 12:56 PM
Have you heard the song "Pieces of What"?

Yes, I don't care for it much.

Also, Congratulation is really good, hard to compare it to the first one. At least they did something new and interesting. Sophomore albums always get props for at least being different in my book. My favorite song is definitely the opening track, It's Working.

bluemamba
03-20-2010, 12:59 PM
Its hard to go and top yourself with Oracular. That album is all around complete. I think in a week Congrats will grow on me. My favorite is Siberian Breaks. The ending to that song is really something.

stinkbutt
03-20-2010, 12:59 PM
I'm a little more than halfway through this album. I wanted to hate it. I really want to hate MGMT. But I love it. I might even love it more than Oracular. I've seen them twice and wasn't so impressed either time, so I don't know if I'll catch them at Coachella, but the new album kind of makes me want to see them.

I agree with everything said here, this has exceeded my expectations about 10 fold

FoxeyLady
03-20-2010, 01:03 PM
Its hard to go and top yourself with Oracular. That album is all around complete. I think in a week Congrats will grow on me. My favorite is Siberian Breaks. The ending to that song is really something.

Yeah Siberian Breaks is pretty crazy. 12 minute epics FTW!

bluemamba
03-20-2010, 01:11 PM
Yeah Siberian Breaks is pretty crazy. 12 minute epics FTW!

Im all about them. Pink Floyd is my all time favorite band.

grifter
03-20-2010, 01:44 PM
im gonna siberian break that long ass song into two! Twelve minutes! they gotta be out of their minds! round that fucker into ten tracks!

Bosco
03-20-2010, 01:48 PM
Oh wow, I like this album a lot. I hear a "surf rock" influence in a lot of the tracks.

Lady Dada's Nightmare was not what I was expecting, and was a much welcomed instrumental.

I like the direction this band is going.

suprefan
03-20-2010, 01:56 PM
This album is not that good, but youre all going to buy into it. P4k is either giving it a 9 or a 4....

bluemamba
03-20-2010, 02:02 PM
This album is not that good, but youre all going to buy into it. P4k is either giving it a 9 or a 4....

Can you at least say why you dont think its that good? or why you dont like it?

Monklish
03-20-2010, 02:05 PM
I had that exact thought myself. Suprefan's first thoughts upon hearing new music are apparently, "So what would Pitchfork rate this... hmm..." How fucking pathetic.

schavira
03-20-2010, 02:28 PM
With their pre-conceived hatred of the band they're probably going to give it a low score. I really could care less about them though.

FoxeyLady
03-20-2010, 02:32 PM
With their pre-conceived hatred of the band they're probably going to give it a low score. I really could care less about them though.

Since when does P4K hate MGMT? Every time I've seen them write about Congratulations they seem excited about it...

softbulletin
03-20-2010, 02:37 PM
They gave Oracular a pretty average score.

FoxeyLady
03-20-2010, 02:40 PM
They gave it a 6.8. How is that hatred?

Monklish
03-20-2010, 02:42 PM
Who gives a fuck? Pitchfork is the worst of everything.

softbulletin
03-20-2010, 02:44 PM
They gave it a 6.8. How is that hatred?

For some reason I never got the impression they really liked the band, guess I was off. Their news archives for the band are pretty positive as well.

schavira
03-20-2010, 03:13 PM
For "Most Overrated" album in the reader poll MGMT was 6th and they stated "And looks like plenty of you agreed with our review of the MGMT record." A 6.8 is equivalent to a "D" rating, and all of their news articles usually express a pessimistic bias against the band, with the last one I recall stating something along the lines of "it sounds like they're just fucking with us at this point."


Who gives a fuck? Pitchfork is the worst of everything.

And this I agree with very much.

Gribbz
03-20-2010, 03:15 PM
Someone wanna send me the new album? The link in the group has been deleted.

GeezrRckr
03-20-2010, 03:21 PM
check the group again. new link posted.

stinkbutt
03-20-2010, 03:22 PM
So I've listened to this twice now and really enjoyed it each time. It was perfect warm weather walking outside music. Lady Dada's Nightmare is really great, I didn't think this band was capable of such a good instrumental song. Even the cheesier songs like Someone's Missing and Brian Eno are still very good.

I agree with everyone that Congratulations is the worst song on the album, but after listening to the album again it's starting to grow on me. It's not bad, it's just not great either and not as good as the rest of the album.

rage patton
03-20-2010, 03:27 PM
The middle section of the album is great. Everything from Someone's Missing to the end of Siberian Breaks. The rest of it has bits that hit and lots of misses. It was definitely better than I thought it was going to be, but it is still decent at best.

schavira
03-20-2010, 03:31 PM
I Found a Whistle is my least favorite on the album, and even then it's not that bad of a song.

WhyTheLongFace
03-20-2010, 03:39 PM
Someone's Missing should have been longer. It was only getting better

rage patton
03-20-2010, 03:56 PM
Someone's Missing should have been longer. It was only getting better

I agree with this 1000%.

schavira
03-20-2010, 05:46 PM
It suffers from "Pieces of What" syndrome

bdfsh
03-20-2010, 07:29 PM
where is the group with the link? could someone pm please?

Bwilliamson30
03-20-2010, 08:32 PM
could someone pm me the album as well?

Fig Neutron
03-21-2010, 09:57 AM
after one listen it wasn't really moving me. I'll have to give it a few more tries.

CoachellaBlood
03-21-2010, 10:10 AM
Please PM me a link to the album download.

randomname
03-21-2010, 10:13 AM
I listened to the new album last night. Different, but so far I like it. You can stream the whole album from their website whoismgmt.

Monklish
03-21-2010, 10:23 AM
After a couple more listens, this is a lot better than I thought. I still think it could have been improved quite a bit, but a lot of the songs hit some really anthemic moments. I also hear elements of Pixies and Echo And The Bunnymen in there too. Good stuff.

To people requesting a PM, the fucking link is one page back.

signmeup
03-21-2010, 12:35 PM
Im on my first listen and Im impressed. Oracular has been pretty much ruined for me in many ways and I was much prepared to hate these guys, but Im almost proud of them for this. I agree with a lot of things said on here, but overall Im pretty into this. I like what they did with it.

also found this funny:


Hey everybody, the album leaked, and we wanted you to be able to hear it from us. We wanted to offer it as a free download but that didn't make sense to anyone but us

MassiveChemicalPunk
03-21-2010, 03:03 PM
This album is definitely a grower.

Siberian Breaks is fucking EPIC!

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 05:28 PM
This album is definitely a grower.

Siberian Breaks is fucking EPIC!

I concur!

thewindowliquor
03-21-2010, 06:03 PM
So I just finished listening to it for the first time, and I gotta say, I'm pretty disappointed. I mean, I was never a huge MGMT fan, but some of the stuff of Oracular was pretty good poppy catchy stuff.

This new stuff is not that. It's not fun or catchy and I just really dont want to listen to it.

Monklish
03-21-2010, 06:07 PM
I guess if it had more bloops and bleeps you'd be all about it, you simple bastard.

thewindowliquor
03-21-2010, 06:07 PM
prolly

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 06:12 PM
I love the mix of Low era David Bowie, Alternative pop sense of Pixies, Odessey and Oracle Zombies and Sgt Peppers Beatles. Really quite good. I agree that needed more guidance with song length. The only song I don't really like is Brian Eno, it's good musically, but I just don't like the lyrics. It may be a grower tho.

stinkbutt
03-21-2010, 06:15 PM
Brian Eno is just a fun goofy song, I think they wrote it as if it were supposed to be a Scooby Doo chase song

thewindowliquor
03-21-2010, 06:19 PM
wait wait... Low-era David Bowie? The Pixes? WTF albums are you guys listening to?

I'm not getting any of that from this shit. Although it's somewhat better on the 2nd time through, I still think its pretty much inferior to Oracular, which was an album I sort of listened to as a joke.

stinkbutt
03-21-2010, 06:21 PM
Uh yeah dude there is a lot of Bowie influence that is easily heard. Pixies I don't really hear, but I've only listened to it twice now but I'm sure it could be in there

thewindowliquor
03-21-2010, 06:21 PM
dude whatever. Low is one of my favorite albums ever, and this shit is very much not Low.

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 06:23 PM
Brian Eno is just a fun goofy song, I think they wrote it as if it were supposed to be a Scooby Doo chase song

I totally agree with you. Not that the rest of the album isn't goofy, but it's not in a pop culture type of goofy. Its hard to explain. But I do love the sound of this album very much.

It is interesting to look at MGMT's reaction to fame. They make fun of it in Oracular as something euphoric and silly, but when it comes upon them, they freak and become even more introverted. They have completely changed their sound to hopefully brush off casual fans and to keep their indie credibility. Props to them for telling Gaga and U2 to shove it, but I fear for their sanity as there will always the crowd that wants to hear Kids. It will be interesting to see how they move forward from here.

mistakenstrangers
03-21-2010, 06:25 PM
http://yaflamingalah.files.wordpress.com/2008/02/yawn.jpg

5 YAWNS out of 5

stinkbutt
03-21-2010, 06:25 PM
dude whatever. Low is one of my favorite albums ever, and this shit is very much not Low.


I never said it was. You're being in irrational snooty fuck, if you honestly are saying you can't hear any bits of Bowie in there. Get off your high horse and try listening to the album without a preconceived notion of what it is.

Monklish
03-21-2010, 06:27 PM
wait wait... Low-era David Bowie? The Pixes? WTF albums are you guys listening to?

I'm not getting any of that from this shit. Although it's somewhat better on the 2nd time through, I still think its pretty much inferior to Oracular, which was an album I sort of listened to as a joke.

The very first fucking track is insanely reminiscent of Pixies. If you can't hear it, there's something wrong with your fucking ears. Stop being so fucking proud of yourself for thinking Oracular was a joke, 'cause the band kind of is a joke, and yet they still make better music than most of the shit you listen to.

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 06:28 PM
dude whatever. Low is one of my favorite albums ever, and this shit is very much not Low.

Sounds like you went into listening to Congratulations knowing you were not going to like it. There are many similarities to Lowie.

malcolmjamalawesome
03-21-2010, 06:28 PM
I love the mix of Low era David Bowie, Alternative pop sense of Pixies, Odessey and Oracle Zombies and Sgt Peppers Beatles.

SOMEBODY MEME THIS

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 06:31 PM
I should have concluded with while there are many good influences, it is not quite as prolific as all those parts combined would make it seem.

Dalen
03-21-2010, 07:41 PM
you all do realize that the new album tunes are going to be EPIC in a live setting?

Monklish
03-21-2010, 07:47 PM
I FOUND A WHISTLE THAT WORKS EVERY TIME.

eturnol
03-21-2010, 08:08 PM
im loving siberian breaks, flash delerium, someone's missing, i found a whistle, lady dada's nightmare, and congratulation. i cannot wait to hear siberian breaks live!

Dalen
03-21-2010, 08:11 PM
Monklish, will you make out with me when they play Siberian Breaks?

matsuolost
03-21-2010, 08:33 PM
I love the mix of Low era David Bowie, Alternative pop sense of Pixies, Odessey and Oracle Zombies and Sgt Peppers Beatles.
http://www.buddyhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/schribes.jpg

Bosco
03-21-2010, 08:39 PM
Brian Eno is just a fun goofy song, I think they wrote it as if it were supposed to be a Scooby Doo chase song

Haha, thats a funny way to look at it. That would be great if they did a music video with that idea in mind.

Monklish
03-21-2010, 09:18 PM
HE MADE HIS MIND UP, YEAH, HE'S GONNA GET IT DONE, MOTHERFUCKERS.

andymcdandy
03-21-2010, 09:48 PM
I love the mix of Low era David Bowie, Alternative pop sense of Pixies, Odessey and Oracle Zombies and Sgt Peppers Beatles.
http://www.buddyhead.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/schribes.jpg

Looks just like me only with hair! Perfecto.

HandBanana
03-21-2010, 10:14 PM
Siberian Breaks @ around 8:25 is such a little blast of thrill up the spine

jlk2490
03-21-2010, 10:49 PM
http://www.whoismgmt.com/

Too bad they didn't just put it up as a download and ignore their managers...

bluemamba
03-22-2010, 04:48 PM
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations

Coachella Bound
03-22-2010, 06:12 PM
getting through my first go around.. deff not as progressive as oracular but i do love the feel of it and how it flows in its entirety..... still picking out my favorites, Flash Delirium and Siberian Breaks are standing out so far.

cosmicmates
03-22-2010, 06:18 PM
F-ing Awesome! you rock!!!! thanks for the update; I'm stoked about seeing MGMT too. Woooooo-hoooo!!!!!!!!

ArcticMuse
03-22-2010, 06:19 PM
getting through my first go around.. deff not as progressive as oracular but i do love the feel of it and how it flows in its entirety..... still picking out my favorites, Flash Delirium and Siberian Breaks are standing out so far.


nobody gives a frick CB
we all know flash delirium and siberian breaks are the best tracks

faxman75
03-23-2010, 12:45 PM
This album is boring the piss out of me. It sounds like a childrens album. The vocals are even weaker than they were on the first album.

Siberian Breaks is 12 minutes? Fuck this give me a decent Black Mountain jam instead.

faxman75
03-23-2010, 01:06 PM
Naturally. I hear Flaming Lips in these songs more than anything else. It's the hipster spin on psychedelic rock but the concepts aren't as clearly defined. I think the first album was over produced but sounded great and this one is just a mess. I'll give it a couple of more spins now that my expectations are pretty low. A couple of the songs seem like they could be growers which is a good sign because the first album was full of catchy songs that became annoying fast.

hawkingvsreeve
03-23-2010, 01:16 PM
This record sucks shit like whoa. Terrible. Extremely terrible.

higgybaby23
03-23-2010, 01:17 PM
After three listens to the full album, I give it two thumbs up. My wife on the other hand was quick to give it the old, "it's no Oracular Spectacular". I'm already so sick of hearing that.


I love the mix of Low era David Bowie, Alternative pop sense of Pixies, Odessey and Oracle Zombies and Sgt Peppers Beatles.


This is a fair descripton of the general sound of the album, especially the Odessey and Oracle comparison. I also heard shades of Oingo Boingo and/or Danny Elfman.

Congratulations seems to be their take on Joe Walsh's Life's Been Good, a mildly poetic take on their recent rise to fame. The song could come off as pretentious, but I take it as earnest and plaintive. Maybe the joke is on me.

Sexecutioner
03-23-2010, 01:24 PM
i'm not too stoked on this album. its ok i guess, but wish they stuck with the psychedelic pop style from their last album instead of trying to branch out and do something different, which they're clearly not very good at. although i must admit i havent really sat down with headphones and listened to the whole thing. its been more like listening in the background while doing other things. brian eno sounded pretty awesome while i was taking a shit though.

MonkeyMonkeyJoyJoy
03-23-2010, 01:27 PM
Seen these guys twice in the past two years....not exciting to see live. I'd suggest seeing whatever conflicts with them, cause you won't get an exciting live show out of these guys.

GeezrRckr
03-23-2010, 01:28 PM
the last 4 minutes of siberian breaks are interesting. that is all.

hawkingvsreeve
03-23-2010, 01:32 PM
the last 4 minutes of siberian breaks are interesting. that is all.

This. Except for me it's the last 2.

flowbee
03-23-2010, 04:57 PM
It's Working is the only track I'll listen to multiple times. Now I know I can safely skip them this year if anyone decent is playing against them.

BKsaysAction!
03-23-2010, 05:17 PM
Well for a band that made new rave hippies a cool thing, it makes since for their second album to sound very 60's - 70's so for people ragging on it kind of confuses me. It's better than I thought it was going to be so i'll probably check them out this year.

SoulDischarge
03-23-2010, 05:20 PM
I was prepared for it to be completely terrible but it's not. It's probably going to end up in the same "it's alright, although nothing to get in a tizzy over" category as their last one for me.

sonofhal
03-23-2010, 05:23 PM
MehGMT.

grifter
03-23-2010, 05:26 PM
MehGMT.

how long have you been holding on to that one??

minogueCOMMAk
03-23-2010, 05:26 PM
I think the album is mediocre. I like the feel of "brian eno" and "it's working"

MonkeyMonkeyJoyJoy
03-23-2010, 06:28 PM
MehGMT.

THIS!!!!!

donkey sex
03-23-2010, 10:36 PM
Okay, been constantly listening to 'Congratulations' for the last couple days and it's really the only song I've been into off their new album so far. But one great song is worth more than a million mediocre ones, right? Love that they used "cauldron" in it.

Also been heavily into 'Freedom' by Wham! (prolly their best song). Going to watch the latest episode of Lost on dvr now. Not a big fan or Ricardo (seems too much of a slave bitch boy), but we'll see.

Stones do a good congratulations too:
CeNQ2Yo6n4w

viscosE
03-24-2010, 12:33 AM
YES

TheGunner'sDream
03-24-2010, 12:47 AM
Listened to this album a bout 10+ times now and i gotta say that its pretty damn good. Its no Oracular but definitely holds its own. It gotten better with every listen.

HandBanana
03-24-2010, 12:57 AM
We have to be hearing different records because this one is a blast that rewards mulitple listens.

ShyGuy75
03-24-2010, 07:14 AM
haters gonna hate

With a long sigh let the hissing in
Stones deformed by gentle kissing and
all the closed eyes start to glisten

liquidsnake28
03-24-2010, 09:33 AM
Anyone think this is actually better than Oracular? After just a few listens I think it might be. I was never as crazy about Oracular as most people seemed to be and I'm loving this new one more each time I hear it.

humanoid
03-24-2010, 10:43 AM
aside from Congratulations, I think the entire album is pretty damn good

RoughSteez
03-24-2010, 11:50 AM
aside from Congratulations, I think the entire album is pretty damn good

I concur. I would have to say its better than Oracular. I really didn't think it was going to be that good but i really like the new sound they embraced. Siberian Breaks is by far my favorite song from both records.

humanoid
03-24-2010, 12:03 PM
I really didn't know what to expect from them. I was prepared for a letdown after Oracular, but am very pleasantly surprised by their new material. Siberian Breaks is pretty great.

BlackSwan
03-24-2010, 12:07 PM
I don't understand what is so appealing about this album.

humanoid
03-24-2010, 12:22 PM
I don't understand what is so appealing about this album.

that it sounds nothing like Plastic Beach. That's the obvious appeal for me at least.

FoxeyLady
03-24-2010, 12:24 PM
For some reason this album gets a little worse every time I hear it... it's not a grower for me like some people have said. The exceptions are Flash Delirium and It's Working, those songs are really great.

BlackSwan
03-24-2010, 12:29 PM
that it sounds nothing like Plastic Beach. That's the obvious appeal for me at least.

Well, you certainly took the easy way out here.