Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Critic Score
Based on 16 reviews
2007 Ratings: #256 / 628
User Score
Based on 620 ratings
2007 Ratings: #61
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
Cyd
91
This is so good

The first half of this album is honestly a 10/10. Songs like Electric Feel and Kids define the 2000s and are easily some of the best tracks we've had of all time..
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!?
KiteMan
85
MGMT’s debut album, Oracular Spectacular, is a joyous experience that has a lot more to it than just the psychedelic pop presented to us on the surface.

MGMT really presents this album as a journey, especially as you get into the second half, where it just gets pretty crazy. We’re introduced with the stand-out Time To Pretend, painting a picture of a celebrity lifestyle, but it’s more of a joke than an aspiration for the band, but a very vivid, descriptive joke at that. But ... read more
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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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