Congratulations

MGMT - Congratulations
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2010 Ratings: #579 / 879
Year End Rank: #27
User Score
Based on 681 ratings
2010 Ratings: #67
Liked by 21 people
April 13, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia / Label
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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.

SirTristan
100
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
AtTehDriveThru
92
Can we just appreciate that they made Siberian Breaks a single without cutting it down?
ElectricMess
90
Cowabunga dude
thebibleparttwo
NR
i can’t listen to this album anymore. It’s not that it’s not good or anything, in fact it’s fantastic, but it brings up bad memories. Along with the rest of MGMT’s discography, which is why I’m deleting all my scores for them
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Track List

  1. It's Working
  2. Song for Dan Treacy
  3. Someone's Missing
  4. Flash Delirium
  5. I Found a Whistle
  6. Siberian Breaks
  7. Brian Eno
  8. Lady Dada's Nightmare
  9. Congratulations
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