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The People vs. MGMT

A lot is being made of MGMT’s forthcoming album Congratulations. Given the band’s atmospheric rise after releasing their previous album Oracular Spectacular, expectations from fans and the music industry are high. However, recently the album was leaked and in response MGMT posted Congratulations for streaming on their website.  And now, after many people have digested the tracks numerous times, the popular opinion is that it is both inaccessible and a let down. While I have not yet heard the album in its entirety, I imagine people are being overly reactionary and bombastic. Today I came across two articles that grasp at journalistic straws in order to make sense of the seemingly irrational career choice that MGMT is making.

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