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Thrillist names MGMT Best Band from Connecticut



MGMT got a bad rap for shooting to fame as their 2007 debut album, Oracular Spectacular, become the unfortunate soundtrack to frat parties (and post-college parties that wished they were frat parties). We can't really hold that against the duo. Oracular Spectacular may never extricate itself from its fans, but it doesn't have to: MGMT's follow-up, 2010's Congratulations, alienated those who wanted more "Kids" and "Time to Pretend," instead favoring the antagonistic obscurantism of wandering psychedelic electronica, which results in the band's best album. Hatebreed and Sorority Noise are worthy candidates for this title, but neither has had the impact of MGMT; you might not relish seeing artists like Foster the People make a living off a somewhat derivative synthy vibe, but MGMT certainly helped usher in a new era of modern pop-rock.


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