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Fall Music Preview 2013: The 26 Albums You Need to Hear

MGMT, 'MGMT' (9/17)


MGMT, 'MGMT' (9/17)
Danny Clinch
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For their follow-up to 2010's experimental, divisive Congratulations, Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden went even weirder – immersing themselves in synths, drum machines and Eighties house records. You can hear those influences in the electronic throb pulsing through avant-pop jams like "Your Life Is a Lie" and "Plenty of Girls in the Sea." "We used to think of crazy, improvised experimentation as a fun thing we'd do on the side," says VanWyngarden. "But this time around, we thought we might as well embrace it."


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