MGMT

Oracular Spectacular - 180g Vinyl Edition

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Newly remastered from the original analog tapes, this edition of MGMT’s million-selling major label debut album from 2007 includes the generational anthems “Kids,” “Time To Pretend” and “Electric Feel.”

It's a sign of true quality that something that displays it's influences so very obviously on it's sleeve, and steals so shamelessly from it's references still manages to sound fresh and inventive. Perhaps it's in their eccentric combination, perhaps also in the irreverence and humour with which these post-apocalypse beach bums treat icons they obviously still love. Their starting point is, of course, the 70s, and off-kilter visionaries such as T-Rex and David Bowie, fused with the very much kilter pop rock of Fleetwood Mac, all gleefully forced into a blender with Vangelis, Sparks, the primitive new wave electronics of early OMD and Human League, and a good fistful of Suicide's darker preoccupations. The result? It's hard to say (which is always a good thing) but it works beautifully. What they do have beyond any doubt, what pulls "Oracular Spectacular" so exuberantly, is an ear for an insanely catchy tune; and, for all their playful irony, a genuine and engaging warmth.

TRACK LISTING

1. Time To Pretend
2. Weekend Wars
3. The Youth
4. Electric Feel
5. Kids
6. 4th Dimensional Transition
7. Pieces Of What
8. "Of Moons, Birds & Monsters"
9. The Handshake
10. Future Reflections
11. Electric Feel

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