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Album Review

In July of 2009, a year after MGMT broke out with Oracular Spectacular and became a household name for hipsters, Cantora Records re-released the duo's 2005 EP, Time to Pretend. Remastered by Greg Calibi, the disc includes the original versions of the singles "Kids" and "Time to Pretend," along with four tracks that didn't make the full-length. It's interesting to hear the hits before Dave Fridmann got his mitts on them and turned them from homemade laptop electro jams into explosive pop, and the other songs, "Boogie Down," "Destrokk," "Love Always Remains," and "Indie Rokkers" are pretty good, even if they aren't as huge as the cuts on Oracular Spectacular.

Customer Reviews

Time to Pretend

Six incredible songs. Seriously. Beautiful stuff. Like nothing you've heard and like everything you've wanted to hear. The title cut sums up the live fast/die young meme better than anything since "My Generation". "Indie Rokkers" is a dark ode to lost virginity and young sexuality that rocks your socks. And "Kids" is the song this band will be playing until they're old and gray. Buy this while you can. They've just been signed to Columbia and will go big. Book it.

These Guys Are Legit

Seriously catchy electro pop with a quirky ironic sense of humor. Try not to get Kids stuck in your head. Can't wait for their full length in September.

Greatest Music Ever

This is really one of the best new bands out there. Their music totally blows my mind. If you want to hear some of the greatest tunes ever created get this EP. I've been listening to it 24/7, it's so good I leave it on while I sleep so I may dream of its epicness. Buy this album now if you know what's good for you!


Formed: 2002 in Brooklyn, NY

Genre: Alternative

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Finding an unlikely middle point between Suicide's hostile, proto-electro punk art noise and the sardonic, pop-friendly sound of the Flaming Lips, MGMT started as electroclash musical terrorists but quickly grew into an eclectic, brainy pop group with psychedelic overtones. MGMT first formed in 2002, during Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden's freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut. The band was initially known as the Management, and its shows consisted...
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