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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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Stations Featuring

    '00s Indie

    '00s Indie
    5 songs

    Top Alternative

    Top Alternative
    2 songs

    Alternative Mix

    Alternative Mix
    2 songs

    Pop Rock

    Pop Rock
    2 songs

    Hot Summer Hits

    2 songs

    '00s Alternative

    1 song

    Alternative Party

    1 song

    Top Indie

    3 songs

    Indie Rock Mix

    3 songs

    Indie Party

    3 songs

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

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