One can view MGMT's career moves as ballsy or solipsistic. When he grew tired of playing "Loser" at the song's peak of popularity, Beck would put in a cassette of the tune. Radiohead gave up on "Creep" before demand died. So MGMT deciding to say eff you to its casual fans by scratching "Kids" from its setlists is not particularly rebellious or new. But the duo's middle finger to hooks and choruses is punk, if not a bit stubborn. The band's self-titled third album fuses early Pink Floyd with Warp Records IDM. Yes, like Radiohead. However, whereas Thom Yorke emoted distraught premillennial panic, MGMT swim in millennial narcotic apathy. The record is an amazing trip for the ears, but vocally the dudes barely muster enough energy to lift their tongue to their cheeks. Call this meme-edelica Meh Computer.
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