MGMT (LP)


MGMT

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Amoeba Review

09/15/2013

Album 3 for the band that will be running from the song "Kids" for the rest of their lives. No coincidence that their first single is called "Your Life Is A Lie," a stop and start finger-wagger in the vein of GBV cartoon show gospel nihilism, devolving in squirts and squalls before you can figure out how to dance to it. MGMT has been open about having higher ambitions than teeny-bopping party anthems and their continued relationship with avant-pop heavyweight Dave Fridmann would appear to prove that they mean it. While this is still definitely pop music, it is actually genuinely weird, especially for the budget and (one can assume) pressure that the writers of "Kids" will have to contend with forever. Incorporating the entropic carnival sounds of bands like the Olivia Tremor Control with the slick space-orchestrism of Fridmann, we're given an ever evolving band, proving that commercial success does not always equate artistic failure and that artistic ambition and achievement does not always belie commercial indifference.



Track Listing



Side A Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Alien Days
MGMT 05:09
2.
Cool Song No. 2
MGMT 04:01
3.
Mystery Disease
MGMT 04:08
4.
Introspection
MGMT 04:22
5.
Your Life Is A Lie
MGMT 02:06


Side B Titles
Artist
Length
1.
A Good Sadness
MGMT 04:48
2.
Astro-Mancy
MGMT 05:11
3.
I Love You Too, Death
MGMT 05:50
4.
Plenty Of Girls In The Sea
MGMT 03:04
5.
An Orphan Of Fortune
MGMT 05:31

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