Oracular Spectacular has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 3.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Sold by usedsalesca
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: All Discs are inspected and guaranteed. All dispatched with 1 - 3 working days from the UK
Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 13.86
& FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35.00. Details
Sold by: Fulfillment Express CA
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Oracular Spectacular Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics

4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 8.00 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 35. Details
Only 9 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
42 new from CDN$ 5.61 17 used from CDN$ 2.37 1 collectible from CDN$ 21.32

Frequently bought together

  • Oracular Spectacular
  • +
  • Congratulations
  • +
  • MGMT
Total price: CDN$ 37.68
Buy the selected items together

Product details

  • Audio CD (Jan. 22 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Enhanced, Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Sony Music Canada
  • ASIN: B0010VD7EO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 6 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,261 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  • ¿Quieres informarnos sobre un precio más bajo?
    If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support?


1. Time To Pretend
2. Weekend Wars
3. The Youth
4. Electric Feel
5. Kids
6. 4th Dimensional Transition
7. Pieces of What
8. "Of Moons, Birds & Monsters"
9. The Handshake
10. Future Reflections
11. Electric Feel
12. Tour photo album
13. Photos from the ôTime to Pretendö video shoot

Product description

Product Description

Forty years after the Summer of Love (and 30 years after the Summer of Hate), MGMT is celebrating the grand re-opening of the third eye of the world with Oracular Spectacular, an enigmatic and prophetic collection of hallucinatory sounds and hook-riddled Pop tones for the new millennium. MGMT is: Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser, two psychic pilgrims whose paths first intersected in the green pastures of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, circa 2002. The pair was drawn to the music of other duos and found themselves incorporating the implications of the hallucinatory power-twee of the Incredible String Band, the roaring subway minimalist Electronica of Suicide, the silky Pop-Soul of Hall & Oates, the pulsing narcotic trance of Spacemen 3, the avant-garde Industrial romanticism of Royal Trux and much more into the constantly evolving sounds of MGMT. Columbia. 2008.

Amazon.ca

Oracular Spectacular's intriguing cover image features two members of what looks to be the Lost Tribe of Androgynously Handsome Nu-Rave Hippie Natives from Thunderdome. The boys on the cover are MGMT, the highly talented, multi-instrumentalist duo of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew Van Wyngarden. Bowie, Muse, Pulp, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Daft Punk, and other major players in the canon of postmodern pomp-pop clearly loom large in MGMT's universe. The group's lyrics play figurative dress-up, too, as when, on "Time to Pretend," the pair imagine that they're already rich and famous. But like the worst of Bowie (Tin Machine, anyone?), these lyrics and music unfortunately ring false, not unreal, per se, but as if not enough effort were put into the endeavor. Stylistically divergent songs like "The Handshake," "Youth," "Electric Feel," and "Weekend Wars" have a lot going for them, and the album is ultimately a promising debut. It just happens to sound like a wayward mix tape. Hopefully, successive albums will have both the cojones and the cohesion missing here. --Mike McGonigal


What other items do customers buy after viewing this item?


Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars
5 star
2
4 star
3
3 star
1
2 star
0
1 star
0
Share your thoughts with other customers
See all 6 customer reviews

Top Customer Reviews

HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWERon June 26, 2008
Format: Audio CD
0Comment| 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on March 4, 2014
Format: LP Record|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on January 26, 2013
Format: LP Record|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on December 5, 2015
Format: Audio CD|Verified Purchase
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on October 30, 2009
Format: Audio CD
0Comment| One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse
on April 18, 2009
Format: Audio CD
0Comment|Was this review helpful to you?YesNoReport abuse