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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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    '00s Alternative

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Albums by

Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Kids
  3.   Electric Feel
  4.   Time to Pretend
  5.   Congratulations
  6.   Weekend Wars
  7.   Flash Delirium
  8.   The Handshake
  9.   The Youth
  10.   Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
  11.   It's Working
  12.   Your Life Is a Lie
  13.   Siberian Breaks
  14.   Someone's Missing
  15.   Indie Rokkers
  16.   All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
  17.   Future Reflections
  18.   Pink Frost
  19.   Cool Song No. 2
  20.   Melancholy Man
  21.   Pieces of What
  22.   Introspection
  23.   Laughing Boy
  24.   I Found a Whistle
  25.   Brian Eno
  26.   Boogie Down
  27.   Tour Photo Album
  28.   Can't See Through It
  29.   Red Indians
  30.   An Orphan of Fortune
  31.   Astro-Mancy
  32.   A Good Sadness
  33.   Morning Splendour
  34.   Drug Song
  35.   Troubled Mind
  36.   Ocean
  37.   Stop & Smell the Roses
  38.   Cheree
  39.   Love You Girl
  40.   MGMT Late Night Tales Continuous Mix
  41.   For Belgian Friends
  42.   Photos from the Time to Pretend Video Shoot
  43.   4th Dimensional Transition
  44.   Plenty of Girls in the Sea
  45.   I Love You Too, Death
  46.   Song for Wilde
  47.   Love Always Remains
  48.   Destrokk
  49.   Late Night Tales: MGMT Continuous Mix
  50.   Mystery Disease
  51.   Alien Days
  52.   Mound of Clay
  53.   Lord Can You Hear Me?
  54.   Metanoia
  55.   Sparks
  56.   Lady Dada's Nightmare
  57.   Song for Dan Treacy
  58.   Future Games
  59.   Lost for Words Pt. 2
  60.   Hearts Are Like Flowers

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