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New MGMT song/setlist

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Posted by miked
Mar 9, 2010 23:19:11 GMT -5

Sounds like ten songs in one. It's growing on me already.
Posted by Pea
Mar 9, 2010 23:49:45 GMT -5
First couple listens I was like "wtf??"
3rd listen I was like "whoa..."
4th listen I'm like "hmm, ya!"
Posted by miked
Mar 10, 2010 0:21:10 GMT -5
yeah exactly the same for me. I didn't really understand what was going on at first.
Apparently the title track 'Congratulations' was leaked too, but I couldn't find it anywhere. Does anyone know where to find the non-live version?
Posted by jeffmac
Mar 10, 2010 17:46:07 GMT -5
The new songs definitely sound Bowie-esque. They said their sound was going to be more Kinks and Low era Bowie. They sure weren't lying.

miked- I found it on hypemachine yesterday. I can't find it today.
Posted by psychicofficer
Mar 10, 2010 21:06:13 GMT -5
They sound like unpolished Of Montreal songs. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but thats the first impression that I had from listening a couple of times.
Posted by Pea
Mar 10, 2010 22:28:46 GMT -5
i love the psychedelic tendencies of the song and definitely would be happy if the rest of the album sounds like this, but i would love another pop single with the power "time to pretend" had.
Posted by miked
Mar 11, 2010 1:35:48 GMT -5
found 'congratulations' still up today, if you want to check it out.
Mar 11, 2010 15:31:34 GMT -5
I like this direction!
Posted by miked
Mar 16, 2010 20:09:16 GMT -5
set list from a couple nights ago, it looks pretty well balanced new/old i guess.(no Kids though)

Posted by Pea
Mar 16, 2010 21:44:44 GMT -5
at this point in their career that's just fucking stupid to not play kids. i understand bands that have been around forever leaving certain hits out of their setlist, but for christ's sake, mgmt have put out ONE album and they're already not playing the biggest single they ever put out?
Posted by miked
Mar 16, 2010 21:49:55 GMT -5
I've seen some videos of them playing Kids live. Ben and Andrew just stand up front and sing while a backing track plays, but i guess it doesn't matter because the crowd is usually really into that song. I just hope they play it at Sasquatch. I wouldn't be crushed if they didn't, but I know the the thousands of girls at the show will be, if they left out any of their hits for that matter.
Posted by topspin
Mar 22, 2010 23:28:00 GMT -5
the new album apparently leaked so they are streaming the whole thing themselves!
Posted by Blacksmile
Mar 23, 2010 18:12:33 GMT -5
Just finished listening to the new album, thinking it might be better than the last's not (my opinion). I have tried and tried and just can't put my finger on why I dislike them so much, but I do. Oh well! Time to Pretend is still catchy as hell though!
Posted by Pea
Mar 23, 2010 20:46:07 GMT -5
new album might be my favorite of 2010. will be hilarious to see how many of their "top 40" type fans will abandon them after the album drops.
Posted by Blacksmile
Mar 23, 2010 21:24:47 GMT -5
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new album might be my favorite of 2010. will be hilarious to see how many of their "top 40" type fans will abandon them after the album drops.

I wouldn't really say that MGMT are "Top 40". Just because they scored big with one song doesn't make them a Top 40 band. I would have to say that they just got lucky last year with the hype machine, and for the record I'm not saying they are a one hit wonder!