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After downloading this disaster I wondered why I thought it sounded good. Perfect example of horrible engineering. Initially i thought my headphones were messed up but then I realized it was just this song. I imagine the sound mixer was seeing all the meters pegged in red. The bass and percussion is especially overdriven. This song might not sound so bad if it wasn't such a massive s#*! of a job on the mix down. I can believe anyone with decent hearing would think this sounds good to their ears.
I don't think I'm exagerrating. Before Oracular: alternative was harder and angrier. And mostly guitar based. And emo. After: synths went mainstream, lyrics got stranger and sounds got more experimental. Eventually pop music absorbed the sound, and it's all over the radio today. Even in R&B. See the WKND. Starngely enough, as influential as this album is, MGMT never became a household name. But dozens of artists that cribbed their sound have.
Simply amazing. This album is still ahead of its time. Every single song melds together perfectly and it only gets better with every listen. So much love for this band and the experiences I had while listening to all their jams on this album!
This is the BEST album in the universe ! Every song is like being transported in a new world in which the music is sooo much better than the stuff artists are making now:) i am so proud of listening to mgmt ! Like some people arent even worthy if this awesomeness
Electric feel, which I love, kids, which I might even love more electric feel, are all written by MGMT. This band is definitely one of the best that I've ever heard play. Shout out to my friend Andrew who showed me the song kids. What will MGMT come up with next?
This is a album that I will never get rid of. The videos are a bit weird but the songs are amazing Kids, weekend wars and time to pretend are my favorite Great job MGMT and I really hope you make another album
This is one of my favorite albums made by MGMT. `All the songs have a good beat and most have good lyrics. Kids, Electric Feel, and The Handshake are my favorites. Keep up the good work! :-)
I heard the song 'kids' my freshman year of high school at the beginning of the year. It was really catchy, I never knew what song it was( I didn't know any of the lyrics and didn't have shazam.) finally today I heard a cover piano version on pandora and looked it up! I can now l relax and finally can buy the song at the end of my junior year! It took me long enough!
this is truly one of the greatest alternative albums ever... it reinvented alternative music and made it more modern. It has all the popular ones that doesnt just please alternative fans, but fans from any genre (Time to Pretend, Kids, Eletric Feel). Then it has the ones that alternative fans crave (The Handshake, The Youth, Weekend Wars, Pieces of What). Lastly, in my opinion...Of Birds, Moons, and Monsters is one of the most underrated songs of all time. This songs was underplayed due to the heavy chart hitters of this album, but if you listen to the whole song you find out this is a complex song with many different parts... not a macrobeat is wasted in this song, it is a masterpiece. Overall, MGMT are just a couple of friends who like to jam out, and while they jam out they make one of the best albums ever!!!!
Just over 6 years later and this album still gets me through the day. I bonded with my family over MGMT and still listen to Electric Feel often. Weird to think a song can really change a person's life. Thank you!
MGMT has made some good stuff, but by far this one is the best. You can listen to it as an album, it's amazing. You can listen to individual songs it's amazing. The problem I have with their newer albums (there's only two) is that as an album their great, but you can't just listen to any one song. It just won't sound quite as good.
I like two songs on the cd and even those songs annoy me after hearing them 4 or 5 times. The music/synth is all over the place and rarely anywhere worth hearing. The lyrics are pathetic, either trying way too hard without success or stumbling through to find an end. The overall package isn't worth the price. If you listen to a song like electric feel and love it, you might be an alien. Or just tone deaf. If this is what passes for inspired music in the 21st century, we are as shallow as our parents claim.