Oracular Spectacular

MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
Critic Score
Based on 17 reviews
2007 Ratings: #273 / 673
User Score
2007 Ratings: #44
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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.

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!?
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.
zethos
79
This album started off really strong but tailed off near the end. There were a few standout songs, like Kids, Time to Pretend and Electric Feel, but the ending of the album was kinda boring and unimagined. Still, it was a good album.
marvelgaryen
80
Oracular Spetacular is one of the few indie albums that have 2 or 3 actual hits. MGMT has always been so appealing to me musically speaking (visually as well), and their music were at least 60% solid as far as I've heard. This album has it's own atmosphere, something aerial and dreamy with pinches of background noise. Production wise, I have some complaints but there are all superficial, because the record works on it's purpose, but some tracks could've been better arranged.
I also love the ... read more
Melancoholic
75
Very good.
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