Hey MGMT, WTF?
MGMT, the band you couldn’t stop listening to in 07, 08 and were fed up with by 09 has made a bold attempt at winning you over again. Turns out, their latest album – Congratulations -Â leaked, and they’re so frightened of you getting it in your hands for free that they’ve opened up the streams to let you rock it for free on their site.
Which I did. And of which, I’ll never do again. Now, I’ll admit that my views on music probably are a bit ‘anti-conformity’ or ‘counter culture’ than most music fans, but this is a sad attempt at a highly anticipated record. A trava-sham-mockery, if you will.
I was looking for bigger, better, dancier, poppier and none of the above has been delivered by the duo of Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser. To confirm my ‘Blink‘ like cat reflexes, a recent interview w/ NPR & the pair said this is a “no singles” album. And if that’s their take on the record, they fucking nailed it.
But why would you ever do that? Why would you disregard, as a band, everything that made you popular? Kids, Electric Feel, and basically the whole last album – Oracular Spectacular – was brilliant. This is not.
If you really want the quick and dirty, take my word for it. These fellas took the Beach Boys, got them drunk while listening to the Doors and went into the studio while they were on some psychedelic shit. So, maybe I need to just shroom it out and give it a second chance, but seeing as how I don’t do that, I’ll just be leaving MGMT alone for awhile, until they give it another go – hopefully with a fucking single.