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

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