I’ll be the first to admit. I was probably one of the last commuters to buy a ticket to the MGMT psychedelic bus. It just seemed that Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden (aka MGMT) were trying too much to be a part of the Lonely Hearts Club Band. The face pant, useless headbands, just about everything about the band seemed too contrived. Then I stopped talking about them and listened to their music.

Oracular Spectacular reminded me of how stupid it is to prejudge a band solely on other aspects besides their music. Take Vampire Weekend for example, their name brings to mind images of a death-metal group. MGMT looked as if all there music would consist of bongos, cricket sounds, and wolf howls and although some may, MGMT’s music is evenly coated with a pop sensibility that most indie bands only aspire to attain.

Pop.

Don’t be scared of pop.

Pop is good.

MGMT has returned with even more pop (circa 1960’s) with their new single track “Flash Delirium”. It starts with a whisper of mild apprehensions and then explodes a sing-a-long about collapsing wholes, allegiances to the sun, Facebook, but don’t forget about the flute solo that begins at the 2:00 mark.

The only thing that would make this song is better is a cowbell.

Needs more cowbell.

MGMT’s new album Congratulations will be released April 13th.

Download Now: MGMT’s Flash Delirium

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