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Oracular Spectacular

3 Ratings: 1.0
Alternative Rock and Indie Music album by MGMT

The termOracular Spectacularmight not mean much, if anything, at all--it's essentially nonsensical--but that doesn't stop it feeling exactlyright. Here is a band that treats dizzy cross-eyed awe and a vast bounding sense of sonic weightlessness as their … see full wiki

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3 reviews about Oracular Spectacular
review by . June 23, 2008
posted in Music Matters
It took me a while of listening to their CD to gain enough composure to write a review. The songs are somewhat chaotic and random, and it's quite hard to sum it up. It's pretty apparent that this band builds upon many different influences. The thing I love most about them is their use of electronica/synth. You don't see that much anymore in today's musical landscape, so it's a welcome surprise to hear it... and they use it very well. They use it for a psychedelic purpose which works in their favor …
review by . April 30, 2008
MGMT have released an album of some instrumentally impressive production... lots of retro psychedelic rock touches combined with modern synth loops and electronic bass and percussion with split channel effects. Time To Pretend and Kids are a couple very energetic tunes with good beats and basslines for club dancing. There are also some good funk influences on this album. The Youth comes off as a modern hippie-ish anthem, and actually has some of the better vocals on the album - there's actually …
review by . April 29, 2008
MGMT, "Oracular Spectator", Columbia, 2008.    Creative Harmonies    Amos Lassen    I must admit from the very start that I had never heard of MGMT before I received this CD, I listened to it several times and I must say it is creative and the harmonies are very good. The sounds are, as they say, "far out"--so far out that am afraid that they did not really do much for me. I had difficulty recognizing instruments and it seemed like the …
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