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#1
No thread on these guys. So here it is.




MGMT's website.
http://www.whoismgmt.com/

MGMT's Myspace.

http://www.myspace.com/mgmt

MGMT Videos/Songs.
Kids
Time To Pretend
Electric Feel
Weekend Wars
The Youth
Indie Rokkers
We Care
Metanoia Pt.1
Metanoia Pt.2
Grayhound Redux
Everything's Happenin' So Fast
4th Dimensional Transition
The Handshake
Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
MGMT on David Letterman

MGMT news.
MGMT in Rolling Stone
MGMT in SPIN
MGMT at Bonnaroo 2008


These guys have really grown on me. I'm liking them more and more every time I listen to them. What do you guys think of MGMT?

Discuss.
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#2
Took a listen to these guys the other day, thought it was utter crap.
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#3
I like 'em. I've been listening to Oracular Spectacular a lot lately. Not the most visceral of music, but it's good fun.
#5
I go to Wesleyan (where the band originally formed) and they're quite big here (and have been for a while). At most dance parties it seems kids is played at least once.
They have a (somewhat) new video that is deliciously trippy.
#6
Quote by Andrewbiles
Took a listen to these guys the other day, thought it was utter crap.

Haha, lovely way to start the thread. Opinions are are good though.

I really like Indie Rokkers... gay name but good song. Sorta has a dark feel to it. I like it.
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they are alright. The Youth is probably their best song.

here is an interview with them: http://www.youaintnopicasso.com/2008/02/11/an-interview-with-mgmt/#more-2976

I had never hear that song before so I just downloaded it, and wow. Very catchy, meaningful song. It is now one of my favorites.
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BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#7
I like the song weekend wars.


This might be a stretch but in "Time to Pretend" do the vocals remind anyone else of Conor Oberst?
#8
Meh it's okay. Probably not something i'd buy though.
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#10
I woke up today, turned on the tv and the video for "time to pretend" was the first thing i saw and it blew me away!

such a fresh sound and feeling to the music, really made me feel good, now I got some mates comin round, a load of drink and its gonna be a goooood day
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#11
Quote by syds-sanity
I woke up today, turned on the tv and the video for "time to pretend" was the first thing i saw and it blew me away!

such a fresh sound and feeling to the music, really made me feel good, now I got some mates comin round, a load of drink and its gonna be a goooood day

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it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#12
Well, I stumbled across the video of them performing Time To Pretend on Letterman and I thought it was awesome, but then I listened to some of their other songs and didn't really like them... I don't even like the recorded version of Time To Pretend that much... Oh well.
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#13
No offense but I've been checking into these guys lately and they seem to be this psychadelic group that I was thinking would have crazy music. It really doesn't seem that way, most of what I've listened to is pretty poppy actually. I should've figured for how popular they actually are. So is the like crazy psychadelic part just an act to get attention? cuz the videos were pretty trippy but the music didn't really seem that way...idk I don't really like what I've heard not really anything special
#14
Herd Kids And Time To pretend.Don't see what the fuss is about there not very interesting.
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#15
They have a very Klaxons vibe

When I first heard them I thought they were crap, but they are quickly growing on me
#16
Klaxons?I dont hear that at all.
I think Oracular Spectacular is a really good album, the youth and kids are my favourite on it.
#18
After avoiding this band (the funky clothes and hype kinda put me off them) I finally heard this band via my friend who showed me their album the other day. I must say I'm really liking what I hear...the psychedlic electro pop style doesn't sound contrived at all and they clearly have a knack for writing great pop tunes.

I will get the album soon.
#22
i absolutely love this band. my brother and i got a hold of their ep last july and listened to it nonstop thinking it was just some small band that no one else knew about. i am so glad they are gaining popularity so rapidly! oracular spectacular is really a fantastic album (though i like the original cuts of time to pretend and kids from the ep).

saw them about a week and a half ago here in memphis. andrew (guitar/vox) is from here so it was hometown show for him. they played at a really small club (hi tone) which sold out almost immediately. It was insane!!! So loud, so crowded, and so intimate - i was literally leaning against ben's keyboards the entire show!

if you havent heard the Time to Pretend ep, definitely check it out. Its more electronic then Oracular, but there are some excellent songs on it (destrokk, time to pretend, kids, and especially LOVE ALWAYS REMAINS)

Quote by Shine On...
Apparrently their live show is nothing too special anyways.


they caught a lot of flack for their live shows in the past. before they recruited a full band, it was just the two of them basically performing karoake - pluggin in an ipod and singing along. now, they have a full band backing them so it sounds a lot better. though for their last song, they just sang and danced along to Kids. it was actually pretty damn sweet
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#25
^
14 min? sounds intersting.


The original version of Kids is still my favorite song by them.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#26
I'm the same, they grew on me so fast I went from thinking they were rubbish to loving them in like a week. Their songs are so summery and feel-good, well, most of them.

Plus they have like the coolest image ever (which I know means nothing really, but it warrants mentioning nonetheless)

I love MGMT! They're getting pretty big on the radio over here over the past few days.
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#27
Got tickets to see them in November, woo!
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#28
saw them on conan or leno or SNL. liked em because they were wearing capes... heard "Time to pretend" liked it a bit... grew on me though
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#30
When I first checked out their myspace the vocals annoyed me quite a bit, but my the end of the song I was really enjoying all aspects of it, including the vocals. I'll have to listen to a few more tracks but so far they seem like grand fun.
#32
Quote by madefortvmovie
they played a 14 minute song at their show called Metanoia - anyone know where i can find an mp3 or video of it?

I found these 2 videos containing the full Mp3 of Metanoia. PLUS! I stumbled upon these other Mp3 videos uploaded by the same Youtube user of some of MGMT's earlier recordings and other unreleased stuff. So, here they all are. Enjoy...

Metanoia Pt.1
Metanoia Pt.2
I... I like it? This is how every MGMT song is with me. I am confused at what to think at first, but in the end it grows on me and I can't stop listening. We'll see how this one turns out.

We Care
LOVE IT!!! Needs a better recording!

We Don't Care
Could be better. Maybe a better recording would sway my current opinion.

Grayhound Redux
Nice beats. A good transition song.

Everything's Happenin' So Fast
Strange, but gets better towards the end.


These all sound fine, but could be better like I said. But, Columbia records is NOT the record label to take these songs to the next level. After listening to the original version of Kids and then the new one, I realized how much the new one sucks in comparison. The same can be said with Time to Pretend; the original is MUCH better.

Basically what I'm saying is, signing with Columbia was a mistake for MGMT. They should have stayed independent. All well... let's hope they keep it real and don't let the business interfere with their musical talent.
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it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.
#33
^ thanks for the links! i actually found out that on the uk single of Time to Pretend, Metanoia is included, so i went ahead and bought a copy off amazon.

as for the original version of kids vs. the new:

yes, it really does not sound as good at all. basically, it is the exact same song with live drums and an additional set of vocals layered over the original. bleh.

as for the rest of their sound being changed by columbia, to be completely fair, mgmt decided to move away from a more electronic sound (songs like destrokk, love always remains). in fact, they talked about it in some interview (or somewhere - cant actually remember the source now) that they made the conscious decision to move away from that. thus, oracular spectacular contained songs that full bands could replicate (as opposed to songs that were literally created when the two of them got together and screwed around with their computers and synths.)

if its any consolation, when i saw them live, they played the original version of kids. the rest of their band left the stage, they just turned on the music to it, grabbed microphones, and danced around singing together, just going crazy.

i have friends that know andrew, and from the way the talk about him, and from everything i have seen from mgmt (regarding shows, cds, interviews, etc), i sincerely doubt that they will ever really bend to most of columbias demands
#34
Strangly my dad really likes these guys, especially there song "electric feel", because he says it sounds sorta seventies? I love the album, especially electric feel and the handshake!!!

MGMT = <3
#35
Quote by madefortvmovie
^ thanks for the links! i actually found out that on the uk single of Time to Pretend, Metanoia is included, so i went ahead and bought a copy off amazon.

as for the original version of kids vs. the new:

yes, it really does not sound as good at all. basically, it is the exact same song with live drums and an additional set of vocals layered over the original. bleh.

as for the rest of their sound being changed by columbia, to be completely fair, mgmt decided to move away from a more electronic sound (songs like destrokk, love always remains). in fact, they talked about it in some interview (or somewhere - cant actually remember the source now) that they made the conscious decision to move away from that. thus, oracular spectacular contained songs that full bands could replicate (as opposed to songs that were literally created when the two of them got together and screwed around with their computers and synths.)

if its any consolation, when i saw them live, they played the original version of kids. the rest of their band left the stage, they just turned on the music to it, grabbed microphones, and danced around singing together, just going crazy.

i have friends that know andrew, and from the way the talk about him, and from everything i have seen from mgmt (regarding shows, cds, interviews, etc), i sincerely doubt that they will ever really bend to most of columbias demands

Wow, that's good news. It's good to know these guy are indeed, keeping it real.


Ah! I can't stop listening to We Care from my last post. It's so fucking good!
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#36
I saw them yesterday, and it was a nice fun set. they're like pink floyds happy poppy music children. With tie-dyed capes
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#37
It took a while but im really starting to like MGMT quite alot. The album is really good. I'm especially liking The Youth, Kids and 4th Dimensional Transition. And who couldn't like a band that wears capes!
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#38
i got the eu/uk version of the single time to pretend today in the mail! metanoia is such a badass song!! its so trippy, and honestly just sounds like several short songs thrown together. its really a sweet addition though.

apparently on the electric feel single, the second song is a cover of the song "saturday" by soulwax. i have never heard the original, but really want to hear it and the cover. on the 7" single, there is the justice remix of electric feel - its okay...
#39
I gave the guitarist a doughnut at the 107.7 summer camp he was awesome
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Quote by madefortvmovie
i got the eu/uk version of the single time to pretend today in the mail! metanoia is such a badass song!! its so trippy, and honestly just sounds like several short songs thrown together. its really a sweet addition though.

apparently on the electric feel single, the second song is a cover of the song "saturday" by soulwax. i have never heard the original, but really want to hear it and the cover. on the 7" single, there is the justice remix of electric feel - its okay...

You serious? Justice? The two DJ's? Cross?


I gotta hear that. I like their music as well.
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Quote by Fred1000000
BlackZeppelin is like Ghandi. With a bigger sense of humor.
it's the silence between the notes that makes the music.