100 Best Albums of the 2000s

100 Best Albums of the 2000s

MGMT, 'Oracular Spectacular'

18. MGMT, 'Oracular Spectacular'

Two hipster geeks from Wesleyan plug in their rad vintage keyboards, pick out some fetching headbands and compose a suite of damn-near-perfect synthesized heartache. The songs on Oracular Spectacular get even better if you tune in close to the vocals — but you don't have to figure out a single word of "Kids" to feel the poignant kick of that massive nine-note keyboard hook. The whole album is an odd collection of Seventies psychedelic love-bead sensibility and Eighties New Wave cool — but there's also a sense that MGMT only could have happened right now.


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