Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2010 Ratings: #592 / 900
Year End Rank: #29
User Score
Based on 957 ratings
2010 Ratings: #50
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CRITIC REVIEWS

91
A.V. Club
It offers one sonic reward after another, and the band remains as inviting as ever.
90
AllMusic

From the opening moments of the sublime “It’s Working” all the way to the titular closer, Congratulations is an incredible follow-up from a band that is still maturing into some unknown entity.

90
Billboard

The new nine-song album blends psychedelia with elements of post-punk, surf rock and even folk.

80
Spin
MGMT may be dazed, but they’re not tweaked out yet.
80
American Songwriter

MGMT plots a strange course for their listeners with Congratulations, but the material here often exceeds that of the band’s initial full-length.

60
PopMatters

In the absence of Oracular’s pulsing, dance-ready synth-pop, Congratulations takes its cues from the cosmic-charged psychedelia of that album’s latter half.

50
Tiny Mix Tapes

While the only ostensible reason for MGMT’s stylistic 180 is to seem less like a lightweight pop act, the songs on Oracular were far more engaging and better written than almost anything here.

Tristan
80
Yippee! Today was my birthday! You know what that means: special birthday review!
I decided to revisit and re-review one of my favorite albums of all-time, "Congratulations" by MGMT. This record is very important for me, as when I first heard it, it opened up a new musical world to me. Before listening to this album, I had little experience with psychedelic music, and it had yet to become my favorite genre. Thanks to this record, however, I was able to change the way I viewed music ... read more
MySoftBulletin
80
Siberian Breaks is one of the finest songs this decade has to offer
vermilion
100
Contrario a lo que muchos piensan, el fracaso inicial de Congratulations no se debe tanto en parte a lo musical, la verdad es que aun si MGMT hubiera creado el mejor álbum de la historia con su segundo disco hubiera sido un fracaso igualmente, porque el caso de Congratulations no es uno de esos casos Pinkerton comunes, es uno llevado al extremo.

Volvamos por un momento a la mitad de los años 2000, en materia Rock pues las cosas seguían muy fuertes, recientemente ... read more
AtTehDriveThru
92
Can we just appreciate that they made Siberian Breaks a single without cutting it down?
Jallen2035
92
MGMT's best album.
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