"I can hear Blonde Redhead's Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons and 23 in this album... Or am I just crazy?
I'm glad they're entering genres like EDM and house music and still staying in the 60's psychadellic realm with it. There was always that sort of flirty, flamboyant poetry thing with some 60's music I didn't like but MGMT not only pulls it off with style but they make it relevant for our time. Only other complaint is some of their sounds sound a little too movie soundtrack for my taste.
I really hope all of this great music lately, not to mention to accessibility of music in general, is going to spawn a generation of music to rival the best.... but maybe I'm just dreaming"
That was my third album review on this forum back in the day.
i think your usage of EDM and house music are a little off. i would place it under like psych-synth, rock pop. i also agree with the soundtrack aspect but i see that as a good thing; it has range and creates imagery. its funny how my taste in LP3 has changed. At first i was a little disappointed, expecting more of an alien days/ of moons feel. But recently ive been reading interviews and have a better understanding of where this album came from like the "Everything is not OK" article. the last two lines explain in all.
(Interviewer: It’s strange, but one of the most fitting lyrics on the new album that describes you as a band comes in your Faine Jade cover…
AVW: I know what you mean: “Striving for perfection / hiding when it comes.” ~)
so knowing the story behind it makes it.. make sense.