I’ll preface this by saying I really enjoy Congratulations for the most part, but for this album it sounds like there are a few moments that are worth savoring but otherwise it does sound meandering and unsatisfying. This could change with more listens, but honestly what I’ve heard doesn’t really encourage me to go back and listen to any or most of it again. If this is the music they want to make, who am I to say not to, but this album just doesn’t really connect with me. Sorry, MGMT.
Lonesome Crowded West is also my favorite MM album, save for perhaps Building Nothing out of Something.
I just wanted to make a point: I think they deserve recognition for making each of their albums pretty long (13-14 tracks, 60-70 min) without much filler.
BUT IN THE END, IT DOESN’T EVEN MA – - WAIT. IT DOES. IT DOES.
You picked some good ones and some that don’t belong in the top 10.
3 of your biggest omissions, in my estimation, would be Mistaken for Strangers, The Geese of Beverly Road and About Today.
What are you talking about? Based on these two acts, Lip$ha would be the perfect name for an album by the 2 of em.
Under Control biggest omission. Also What Ever Happened and Under Cover of Darkness. And I’d definitely put in One Way Trigger over Tap Out if we need to include a song from Comedown Machine.
Generally hit or miss. When it’s good it’s unique and when it’s not it’s just boring. It has some very funny characters and quirky camera moves that I haven’t seen in other shows, but if your life is too busy as it is, you’re not really missing out.
In terms of FOX Sunday night, I think American Dad! has (shockingly) taken the place of funniest overall show. Thoughts?
I like you guys, Stereogum. But cmon, take a little time to get the names of the songs right! “Packt Like Sardines in a Crushd Tin Box” is the right title.
Your title is wrong. It’s “Still Life…”
Why did they build their cover art over the xx’s?
Every stupid breakup song with the most trite lyrics quoted by youngins these days really pisses me off.
Like the writer said, this is a mature, extremely observant and interesting take on heartbreak that blends smart and poignant lyrics with music that matches in its melancholia. No over-exaggeration on this album; it’s all real, and he brings you down right with him.
If by text message conversation you mean AIM (or iChat) conversation. And I agree.
I am your age too. I don’t listen to Bright Eyes nearly as much anymore as I used to, but if I do, I still feel like I am back on the bus going to high school or heading to baseball practice. Oh, growing up
Seriously? “I’m Coming Home?” It’s “Goin’ Home.” C’mon.
Druze Bluze – “In the Summer”
The song is actually called “Bittersweet Melodies”