Review Summary: A decent first outing in this incarnation, the album has a lot of potential summer singles
Psychedelic Synth-pop duo MGMT
(formerly The Management
) strike songs of summer gold with their debut effort Oracular Spectacular. The group - Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden – merges an old-school sense of free-loving psychedelic undertones with heavy electronic and synth elements. All ready possessing two hot singles for the summer in “Time to Pretend
” and the discoesqe “Electric Feel
”, the album hold’s a myriad of sonic treasures for those who can wrap their heads around these free-loving falsetto beats. The should-be hit “Kids
” follows a similar suit as “Electric Feel
”, though after a few listens can be arguably catchier. “Weekend Wars” is another track that shouldn’t be over looked. It’s vocals and overall tone is reminiscent of early Beatles/Rolling Stones structures and helps display this group’s influence from the classic rock period. This record seems able to worm its way into the thickest of listener’s skins, helping to bridge gaps between fans of different genres – at least for a brief time. Well the sun shines and people want to dance and feel generally positive, this disc will bask.