I can’t help but get excited whenever I hear “Kids”, “Time to Pretend” or “Electric Feel” from MGMT’s debut album Oracular Spectacular. Whether you heard one of those songs on a blog or in a movie, you were hooked the minute it came on. You also probably got excited when you heard they were releasing a new album this Spring.
If you’ve already downloaded Congratulations this morning, you’ve probably been scratching your head ever since. I’ve made it through 8 out of 9 tracks on Congratulations – only because itunes says “Siberian Breaks” is processing and has been for 4 hours. I didn’t know what to expect after reading some early reviews, but I love it. It’s trippy and different and exactly what I want from a band trying to grow.
I’m sure many people will be looking for “Time To Pretend” 2 and it’s not on there. This album is not for the casual listener. I don’t really know who it’s for honestly, but that won’t stop me from enjoying it. It’s not perfect, but it’s a great sophmore effort.
2.5 out of 5 stars