new mgmt album congratulations

has anyone heard the new mgmt album congratulations? If you are familiar with there first release , this one will come as a surprise as it is totally a different sound and music from the first one. Where as time to pretend was trip beat electronic pop, Congratulations is un apologetically 60s psychedelic pop rock . I did not like it at first, but with most good music it slowly grew on me, and now I love it, it is unlike most music out there today. It has given me alot of respect for mgmt because I am sure that there was a ton of pressure on them to make all the pop hits that were on the first album all over again, and instead they did the exact opposite regardless if anyone liked it or not. that takes balls and creativity. Think early pink floyd , later Beatles ect. I played it for a friend the other night, and he just assumed I was playing something very old, and when I told him that it was released in 2010 he was shocked. Be warned though, this is a late night take you on a journey type record, not for casual or background listening. my new favorite record.
thx. was wondering about that.

if you like late 60s psych, you have got to pick up Brian Jonestown Massacre "his satanic majesty's 2nd request". great retro stuff.
MGMT is great. I can relate 100% to the 'slowly growing on me...' part.
Did you get the LP with the "scratch off" cover?
I'm still trying to get into it. With your recommendation I'll give it another spin.
pretty good but really dig the webb bros when it somes to the art of the song.
When I first got it I listened to it, said what the fuck, put it on the shelf for three months, I even forgot I had it. I pulled it out one night, it was late, I had a couple of beers under my belt, and loved it. Its so funny how you have to be in just the right mood for some music. I have found the songs or cds that catch or hook you right away end up fading the quickest , where as deeper albums take multiple listening before you "get it" and become music that you come back to over and over.
I am going to get the LP as soon as I can ,right now I only have it on cd. I usually buy it on cd first, and if I end up liking it will buy it on LP.
I'm sorry, I think this album is garbage and the excuses they make for these guys are ridiculous. Will see if they can resurrect themselves on the next one.
To each his own Keithr. I love it. They took a risk with this one, and I can see how some might not like their new direction, but I applaud them for not doing time to pretend 2. One more thing, With all the bad commercial music out from justin beber to who ever, to say this is garbage is a bit strong, as the record as a whole is very creative, and that is saying alot these days.
The fact you compare this to Pink Floyd or the Beatles is even more ridiculous. Which PF or Beatles album didn't have one real single on it? Sorry, we can agree to disagree.

I don't want Time to Pretend 2 either---but i want coherant, well thought out songs, which this album doesn't pretend to have. The drivel that was released before the album was released as a "joke" was indeed a joke---of a song to actually listen to. (Flash Delerium to be exact) I get it that they wanted to release an album with no singles---which is what they did. The problem is there isn't a coherant melody on this album, and that was the best part of MGMT period!

We have seen a lot of bands do the same thing, so its not just them. Heck- I didn't care for Wilco's more experimental Ghost Is Born at all either, but their latest self titled effort is one of my favorite cds, period.

But I'm not going to give a band a free pass and pretend to like something even when its just not very good. The whole "its so bad, it really is good, I just don't realize it" argument just makes me yawn.
congratulations is the closest thing to a single on the album. You cant tell me there is no coherent melody in this song, or as I suspect, you have not actually listened to this album, I posted the video , enjoy.
Love it. Best poison penned second effort--sure the record label said WTF.
poison penned ? never heard that term before, but I like it.