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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 Indie
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    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
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    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
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    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
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    Hot Summer Hits

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    '00s Alternative

    1 song

    Alternative Party

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    Top Indie

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    Indie Rock Mix

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    Indie Party

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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.   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.   Pieces of What
  17.   A Good Sadness
  18.   MGMT Late Night Tales Continuous Mix
  19.   Brian Eno
  20.   4th Dimensional Transition
  21.   Morning Splendour
  22.   Lord Can You Hear Me?
  23.   All We Ever Wanted Was Everything
  24.   I Found a Whistle
  25.   Destrokk
  26.   Mystery Disease
  27.   Mound of Clay
  28.   Hearts Are Like Flowers
  29.   Troubled Mind
  30.   Metanoia
  31.   Song for Wilde
  32.   Boogie Down
  33.   Introspection
  34.   Melancholy Man
  35.   Drug Song
  36.   Stop & Smell the Roses
  37.   Love Always Remains
  38.   Indie Rokkers
  39.   Astro-Mancy
  40.   Lost for Words Pt. 2
  41.   Pink Frost
  42.   Future Games
  43.   Lady Dada's Nightmare
  44.   Song for Dan Treacy
  45.   Cool Song No. 2
  46.   I Love You Too, Death
  47.   Sparks
  48.   An Orphan of Fortune
  49.   Alien Days
  50.   Plenty of Girls in the Sea
  51.   Late Night Tales: MGMT Continuous Mix

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