Thursday, January 1, 2009

Top 8 of '08: Time to Pretend

180 degrees from Fleet Foxes are media darlings MGMT. 2008 was the breakout year for this Brooklyn duo.

Their big label debut 'Oracular Spectacular' (Columbia) boasted a title as over inflated as the bubble of hype that has swirled around them all year long. Thing is, they deliver. OC is a brash, loud, psychedelic, funky, glam, melodic electropop cacophony. When I first heard 'Time to Pretend', I though it sounded a lot like the Flaming Lips, turns out the album was produced by the Lips producer Dave Friedmann.

The result: Vintage 80's, updated with a rich bouquet of Ultravox, flavor notes of Human League, and a nutty Prince finish. All without an aftertaste of pretense.

I'm just sayin'.

We Care-MGMT

Electric Feel-MGMT

MGMT- Time to Pretend (2008)

MGMT- Electric Feel (2008)

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