Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2007 Ratings: #267 / 653
User Score
Based on 701 ratings
2007 Ratings: #63
October 2, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Columbia, RED Ink / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

68
Pitchfork

MGMT find kindred spirits in Muse and Mew by dressing their melodies in the fanciful trappings of 1970s British prog, but unlike their contemporaries the duo also weaves in lessons from disco, new-wave synth-pop, and early 90s Britpop.

KingKRoolisBack
82
Oracular Spectacular is a fairly enjoyable album that can be inconsistent at times. While I don’t think it’s amazing, the production is pretty solid and can pretty amazing at times with songs like Time to Pretend and Kids. I’m pretty mixed on the vocals, at times, I think they can be great and other times, I think they can be pretty annoying. Honestly, I think the problem with this album is how inconsistent this album can be at times, there’s songs on this album that ... read more
rguitar
100
Best of 2007
One of my favorite albums of all time.
The kind of recordings that will stay here long after we're gone.
zachthesnack
77
This album is carried by Time To Pretend, Electric Feel and Kids

But honestly those songs are SO FUCKING AMAZING so do you really need any more than that!?
Reyes2k
89
Even if it took me until today to listen to this album, this album brings back a range of emotions to me. It brings back nostalgia and it takes me back to a time where everything was stress-free. I am glad I listened to this album in its entirety and I can't wait to check out the rest of MGMT's discography...
Ruck1Fuss
92
Such a phenomenal and mesmerizing listen. I recommend this to anybody with ears.
Top 3:
Kids
Pieces of What
Electric Feel / Time To Pretend
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Track List

  1. Time to Pretend
  2. Weekend Wars
  3. The Youth
  4. Electric Feel
  5. Kids
  6. 4th Dimensional Transition
  7. Pieces of What
  8. Of Moons, Birds & Monsters
  9. The Handshake
  10. Future Reflections
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