Remember MGMT, those guys who loved trippy CGI and scared a kid to death for their most successful song’s music video? I really liked them back then, but then they did an album that was underappreciated, then album that bombed, and they disappeared.
They came back 3 years ago with an album that made the headlines and people held them to a new high, much more than ever before, but I never bothered checking it out.
Turns out it’s a total BANGER. Basically '70s to '90s-style complex chamber pop tracks rife with guitars, absolutely nailed synth patches and production by Ariel Pink & co., very reminiscent of bands like Can, Kraftwerk, etc… they apparently even staged a plagiarising attempt by hiring a band from the Philippines and having them fake being the original authors of a single on the album?!
And it’s also becoming trendy again because everybody dances to tracks from this album on TikTok? Whatever, I don’t go there, I actually care about the music.