10 Songs, 40 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

While cleverly subverting rock convention, MGMT’s 2007 debut LP joins ‘60s psychedelia, ‘70s prog, and ‘90s electronic in a jubilant declaration that fusion is the future. The junkyard drums and wiggly-worm melody of the opening “Time to Pretend” are Trojan horses for a sarcastic take on stardom; after two songs of shimmering, swampy soul, “Electric Feel” explodes in a burst of dance beats, fuzz guitar, and falsetto glory. Just as irresistible, “Kids” is an electro-pop testament to innocence itself.

EDITORS’ NOTES

While cleverly subverting rock convention, MGMT’s 2007 debut LP joins ‘60s psychedelia, ‘70s prog, and ‘90s electronic in a jubilant declaration that fusion is the future. The junkyard drums and wiggly-worm melody of the opening “Time to Pretend” are Trojan horses for a sarcastic take on stardom; after two songs of shimmering, swampy soul, “Electric Feel” explodes in a burst of dance beats, fuzz guitar, and falsetto glory. Just as irresistible, “Kids” is an electro-pop testament to innocence itself.

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