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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

    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

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    Top Indie

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    Indie Rock Mix

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    Indie Party

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

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