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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 10:01:04 PM »
Ive just listened to the album for the 4th time since last night and i still have mixed feelings toward the album... I feel like Andrew should adjust the vocal higher so i can hear his voice clearer. Most of the songs sound like Andrew mumbling. I understand the guys used a lot of effect but theres no excuse for inaudible lyrics. I still love the new album overall. Cool Song No.2 is still the best track IMO and Plenty of Girls in the Sea reminds me of Octopus's Garden by The Beatles haha. If i have to rate the album, i say a 8.5/10. Definitly better than Congrats but not Oracular Spectacular. I still think OS is the album to beat for many years for the guys im afraid. :/ and guys please dont bash my post, these are just my opinion. thx :)

agree with the vocals. feel like they're clearest on I love u too death.

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 08:29:05 PM »
just want to say that I love you too, death sounds a lot like panda bear to me! :) :) :)

and for the quote thing, must there always be some kind of quote that gets twisted and spread like wildfire about them demeaning their own music? I thought there was enough of that for the last album!

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 07:43:44 PM »
Got to see the "Optimizer" live. So cool. I want this whole album as tour.

Oh myyyy I can only imagine how amazing that would be live. Although the alien guy is freaky! aha. The whole album tour would be cool. Kind of like Guggenheim. Sweet, sweet Guggenheim <3

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 06:52:41 PM »
@tdawg -
it totally hear u about oracular. i guess for me, i loved oracular when it came out, i considered mgmt one of my fav bands. but congrats stole my heart, and mgmt became my favourite band. everyone has their own emotional reactions and memories attached to albums and that's a beautiful thing! to me, oracular is a tad played out (most songs, some songs still stick as amazing and I'll never tire of them). but personally, congrats has that space in my heart and to be honest, i wouldnt be surprised if in my musical opinion they never top it. For example I don't expect them to top the lush emotions and numerous sections of their "symphony" Siberian Breaks. but whatever about ranking past albums and whatnot! this album is totally different than anything they've ever done. i've only listened to it once, certain songs twice, and will listen again now. i agree that *SOME OF* their best songs are on this album. but anything other than that would have been a true disappointment. Okay okay I'm gonna stop with my opinions now!

I'm just kind of amazed that after all this time, all this anticipation and after *100* (!!!) pages of this thread, it's FINALLY OUT! I'm glad they "leaked" it themselves. And I'm happy to hear the new fruits of their crazy amount of labour. And the Optimizer.... is anyone talking about the Optimizer?? IT"S SO FREAKY COOL! As part of their live show, it will definitely be a full *experience*! New tour dates, boys??? :)

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 03:49:31 PM »
after a good number of listens, i think it's safe to say that this is a really fucking good album, however, it's like Oracular for me in that there are definitely some songs that i won't have any problem skipping (Astro-Mancy, A Good Kind of Sadness), whereas when listening to Congratulations, i feel like i cannot justify skipping any of the tracks. on the other hand though, there might also be some of MGMT's greatest songs on this album too, so idk. i say it's an 8/10

I agree 100%. I'm somewhat disappointed, really. But that's not to say this isn't a good album. Alien Days, Cool Song No. 2, Mystery Disease, Introspection, YLIAL, I Love You Too, Death, and Plenty of Girls in the Sea are all great songs. I just can't get into A Good Sadness or Astro-Mancy, and I have a feeling An Orphan of Fortune will grow on me. Just a lot of mixed feelings with this album. I'd say it's nowhere near as good as Congratulations, but it may be slightly better than Oracular Spectacular.

agree with both of you. i also dont like a good sadness or astro-mancy, but i feel an orphan of fortune could get great after a few more listens. I also love all the songs you mentioned. I guess overall yeah it is more of an Oracular album, but it's better then Oracular. I just can't understand the ambient electronic tracks but that's okay. Like manolo, I can't skip anything on Congrats, but i'll be skipping through those long electronic tracks on this album. Other than that the songs are great. But even on those songs, I'm just overall more of an "organic instruments-based" music fan. They really went all out on the synths and such. Still sounds good. Excited to see them live :)

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 09, 2013, 01:25:07 PM »
i guess i'll input my two cents. while "I love you too,death' was the best song I haven't heard from the album yet, the rest of them... not crazy about em. I like "songs" not electronic noises and here they've just gone full electronic. While I like about half of the songs on the album, the other half are too muddled for me, and it's just not the type of music I like. I saw this coming from how they talked about it, but in my opinion it's nowhere near Congratulations. After such a masterpiece, it's just a tad disappointing to see them take their music in such a different direction from the rock-based psych pop of Congrats. To me, it's a totally different genre - "Stylz Unlimited". I don't want to ruin the party cuz everyone here seems to really enjoy it so you can ignore this, but as a full complete album it's just not my cup o tea. I like 5 or so songs but the really ambienty abstract electronic ones... just not into that type of music. But 'I love you too, death' is really lovely, and Andrew's lyrics on the whole album are stunning. And i can appreciate all the cool sounds and producing techniques used to make them sound really trippy. It's very different and for that it's cool. they're my fav band so it hurts to think this way but i have to be honest. Oh well, at least i like half of the songs :) Mystery Disease is coooooooooool.

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 08, 2013, 02:01:08 PM »
Oh boy! I am very excited for tonight! I keep hearing it's going to be a live stream? If so i REALLY hope i dont miss it but i might miss it and if i do i might murder myself.

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MGMT / Re: Sneak Peek Trailer for MGMT Album
« on: September 05, 2013, 01:08:40 AM »
This necklace.



Apparently a fan gave it to Andrew months ago as a gift.

They're the sweetest. I love them so much.

I love that they did this.  I was at the show the fan gave Andrew this, it was at Common Ground in Michigan.  You can see him holding it below.  The source of the photo is niishode on instagram. Ok I'm going to go watch this a few more times and be back to actually comment on it finally. 



This was awesome! Also, notice all the bracelets he's wearing and the girl too? I wonder if they're all fan gifts?

ALSO -- I really hope this is a prelude to a new video! it is such a cool style, funny and well done.

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MGMT / Re: Sneak Peek Trailer for MGMT Album
« on: September 04, 2013, 11:37:13 AM »
wow. i'm kind of shocked! totally surprised me there. interesting that they put the whole nsa thing. im glad its meant to be funny. matt asti killed me!!
best line for me was "oh that *imitates clicking noise*? no i can't hear it." loll

the songs sound so weird and cool and spacey, im definately interested to hear the weird techniques they used to record this! the vocals on introspection! ah!

as with all great classic bands in history, i'm still sad they departed from congrats and that won't change but i can at least accept this as something new that sounds different and cool. it seems they totally took a left turn from congrats tho, and that i guess im kinda sad about, but things change and i just gotta deal with their cool experiments lol

but very cool short film and music!!!

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MGMT / Re: Random MGMT Thoughts
« on: September 02, 2013, 05:56:26 PM »
So I made this mix cd with my favorite MGMT songs on it for the car. My boyfriend gets in and is like, "This song is my JAM!" and turns it to Grutu. HAHA!!!  ;D

Also, he started singing Metanoia earlier and busts out with, "Paaaaranoiiiaaaaa..." I'm like, that's not how it goes dude.


hahahahaha i love this! grutu! and paranoia LOL, he's a keeper :)

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: September 02, 2013, 05:53:53 PM »
So the good news just keeps comin day after day. We're in the full-on pre album cycle hype right now and I'm a giddy little girl about it.

"To top all that off, there was a screening of a film (if I heard right, made by David Friedman, producer of Orac) that was the most psychedelic shit my eyes have ever seen. There were a lot of jellyfishes involved, some cute lil clips of the guysí daily studio life, some synesthetic-ish visuals, and numeric colorization and stuff. Sorry, Iím really bad at describing, but they said the film will be included in the album (via a downloading code) when it comes out, because the boys have thought of it like an experience, eyes and ears.

http://theyipster.tumblr.com/post/59709784136/lofichick-supersimper-so-i-just-went-to-le


OH MY GOD!!! ac7891 THATS MY BLOG!! HAHAHAHAHA



LOLLLL No way!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahahahaha! OMG U ARE THE LUCKIEST PERSON PROBABLY ON HERE!!!!!!!!!!

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: August 31, 2013, 02:34:24 AM »
so hard not to listen to that whole video! im really trying, two more weeks and we can hear it in good quality. i feel like the album version is gonna be super trippy and catchy. i already keep having it stuck in my head! i think it really has a Guggenheim vibe. it also kind of reminds me of the beach boys.

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MGMT / Re: Complete MGMT Songography?
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:32:12 PM »
guess u got a lot of research to do!  8) if ur lookin for early stuff before mgmt, look at river offices, gliter penis, accidental mersh - all andrew's early bands. u can find some early MGMT EP demos online if u look. outtakes and rares i havent heard of any. songs they were featured in, check cheval sombre's latest album has one. produced, i cant think of anything they've done but i know there are some (i think)

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MGMT / Re: The 3rd Album self-titled MGMT
« on: August 29, 2013, 04:28:24 PM »
So the good news just keeps comin day after day. We're in the full-on pre album cycle hype right now and I'm a giddy little girl about it.

"To top all that off, there was a screening of a film (if I heard right, made by David Friedman, producer of Orac) that was the most psychedelic shit my eyes have ever seen. There were a lot of jellyfishes involved, some cute lil clips of the guysí daily studio life, some synesthetic-ish visuals, and numeric colorization and stuff. Sorry, Iím really bad at describing, but they said the film will be included in the album (via a downloading code) when it comes out, because the boys have thought of it like an experience, eyes and ears.

http://theyipster.tumblr.com/post/59709784136/lofichick-supersimper-so-i-just-went-to-le

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The Show / Re: MGMT at Barclays in Brooklyn
« on: August 29, 2013, 03:15:58 PM »
yes! so tour dates should follow soon. guess they'll be on the east coast in december, i can dig!!!!!!

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