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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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    Top Alternative

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    Alternative Mix

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    Pop Rock

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    Hot Summer Hits

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    '00s Alternative

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    Indie Rock Mix

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

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