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Finding an unlikely middle point between Suicide's hostile, proto-electro punk art noise and the sardonic, pop-friendly sound of the Flaming Lips, MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly grew into an eclectic, brainy pop group with psychedelic overtones. MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden's freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The band was initially known as the Management, and its shows consisted mostly of backing tapes, synthesizers, and prerecorded vocals playing as Goldwasser and Van Wyngarden engaged the audience in a manner somewhere between performance art and good old-fashioned punky hostility. By their senior year, things had toned down considerably on-stage and the duo began augmenting its live sound with backing musicians. After graduating, MGMT released an electro-rock EP, 2005's Time to Pretend, on the tiny indie label Cantora Records. For its full-length debut, the duo partnered with producer Dave Fridmann and recorded Oracular Spectacular, a far more musically expansive album that was released digitally in late 2007. A traditional CD release followed in January 2008, and Oracular Spectacular ultimately enjoyed both critical approval and commercial success, with the album selling over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and going platinum in Australia, the U.K., and Ireland. In 2009, MGMT began working with producer Sonic Boom on their second album, Congratulations. Released in 2010, the record found them growing more ambitious with their sound, and they were rewarded for their trouble when their sophomore effort debuted at number two on the U.S. Billboard chart. The following year, the bandmembers dug deep into their record collections to curate an installment of the Late Night Tales mixtape series. In April 2013, MGMT released "Alien Days", a cassette single that previewed their self-titled third record, which was released that September. ~ Stewart Mason & Andrew Leahey
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  1.   Song
  2.   Kids
  3.   Electric Feel
  4.   Time to Pretend
  5.   Congratulations
  6.   Weekend Wars
  7.   Flash Delirium
  8.   Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
  9.   The Handshake
  10.   The Youth
  11.   It's Working
  12.   Future Reflections
  13.   Siberian Breaks
  14.   Someone's Missing
  15.   Your Life Is a Lie
  16.   Cool Song No. 2
  17.   Lady Dada's Nightmare
  18.   A Good Sadness
  19.   All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
  20.   Pieces of What
  21.   Astro-Mancy
  22.   Stop & Smell the Roses
  23.   MGMT Late Night Tales Continuous Mix
  24.   Brian Eno
  25.   Indie Rokkers
  26.   Destrokk
  27.   4th Dimensional Transition
  28.   Late Night Tales: MGMT Continuous Mix
  29.   An Orphan of Fortune
  30.   Plenty of Girls in the Sea
  31.   I Love You Too, Death
  32.   Introspection
  33.   Alien Days
  34.   Mound of Clay
  35.   Lord Can You Hear Me?
  36.   Pink Frost
  37.   Hearts Are Like Flowers
  38.   Sparks
  39.   Song for Wilde
  40.   Song for Dan Treacy
  41.   Troubled Mind
  42.   Mystery Disease
  43.   Morning Splendour
  44.   Melancholy Man
  45.   Boogie Down
  46.   Metanoia
  47.   Love Always Remains
  48.   Lost for Words Pt. 2
  49.   Drug Song
  50.   I Found a Whistle
  51.   Future Games

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