10 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

MGMT’s music has always pinballed between accessibility and experiment, pop and psychedelia—a tension that has produced some of the catchiest, most synapse-stretching music of the young century. Reining in the freak-outs of 2013’s MGMT, the band’s fourth album plumbs their (relatively) accessible side, refracting ’80s-style synth-pop (“Little Dark Age”, “One Thing Left to Try”) and ’60s jangle folk (“When You Die”) through a warped, surrealistic sense of humour—a sound at once cheerful and violent, eerie and inviting, light and thrillingly dark.

EDITORS’ NOTES

MGMT’s music has always pinballed between accessibility and experiment, pop and psychedelia—a tension that has produced some of the catchiest, most synapse-stretching music of the young century. Reining in the freak-outs of 2013’s MGMT, the band’s fourth album plumbs their (relatively) accessible side, refracting ’80s-style synth-pop (“Little Dark Age”, “One Thing Left to Try”) and ’60s jangle folk (“When You Die”) through a warped, surrealistic sense of humour—a sound at once cheerful and violent, eerie and inviting, light and thrillingly dark.

TITLE TIME

More By MGMT