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

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