Album review: MGMT by MGMT

Published by Press Association


VIDEO: MGMT - Your Life Is a Lie (official music video)

On this evidence, psychedelic rock group MGMT have shunned anthemic synth-pop once and for all.

Drenching echoes and foggy vocals dominate their self-titled third offering, which – by turns euphoric, reflective, downbeat, and with unexpected pace changes in each song – follows the haphazard trail left by its predecessor Congratulations.

If this record was cut up and arranged in order of rhythm, at some point there would be a marked shift in tone, where the music stops sounding like the inside of a child’s head after three lemonades at his 5th birthday party, to being the musical equivalent of being drunk at a funeral.

The thing about musicians’ bands is that they demand your full attention. And yet the necessary time spent with this album, in its deliciously surreal world, is absolutely rewarded.



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