MGMT - Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations
The wait is over! Record Store Day 2014 is this Saturday and indie record stores all over the nation will be celebrating with sales on tons of limited edition vinyl titles as well as special edition CDs and even a handful of releases on cassette. Once these collectibles sell out there won't be any more so get to your favorite record store early for the best selection. Here are a couple of vinyl titles we can recommend adding to your collection.
Oracular Spectacular and Congratulations
One of the most successful psych bands to break out of the underground in the past decade, here MGMT gets the deluxe treatment with these two vinyl reissues. Both releases are pressed on 180-gram audiophile-quality vinyl and while each LP comes housed in a plastic-lined protective inner sleeve also included are reproductions of the original inner sleeves, made of heavy paper and with lyrics and graphics.
Oracular Spectacular was the band's major label debut, quickly thrusting them into the limelight, so much so that when Europe's Union for a Popular Movement used the GRAMMY-nominated hit "Kids" without authorization MGMT also made news by having to sue. MGMT did realize a GRAMMY from Oracular Spectacular, sort of; a Justice remix of "Electric Feel" (the original version only is found here) took home a trophy.
Congratulations is presented on two LPs so the lengthy and very '60s-ish "Siberian Break" gets its own side while amongst the other cuts lie standouts like the psych pop of "Brian Eno," the cinematic instrumental "Lady Dada's Nightmare" and the trippy yet innocent in a childlike way "I Found a Whistle."
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