Congratulations [Limited Edition]

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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/13/2010
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 886976733926
  • Catalog Number: 767339
  • Sales rank: 108,907

Album Credits

Performance Credits
MGMT Primary Artist
Jennifer Herrema Vocals
Britta Phillips Vocals
Ben Goldwasser Organ, Synthesizer, Percussion, Piano, Vocals, Omnichord
Andrew VanWyngarden Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Harmonica, Percussion, Piano, Drums, Vocals, Electric Sitar
Gillian Rivers Strings
Will Berman Synthesizer, Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Matt Asti Bass, Guitar, Percussion, Piano, Vocals
Dave Kadden Oboe
Technical Credits
Greg Calbi Mastering
Dave Fridmann Engineer
Josh Cheuse Art Direction
Anthony Ausgang Cover Painting
Billy Bennett Engineer
Matt Boynton Engineer
MGMT Producer, Engineer
Ben Goldwasser Composer
Andrew VanWyngarden Composer, Lyricist
Matt Asti Field Recording
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Congratulations to this CD

    I couldn't name you one track off MGMT's first album, because I've never had any desire to give it a whirl, but after my friends continuously played "Congratulations" on repeat, I knew I would do the same if I purchased my own copy. The production on this album is not orginial by any means, and I did not disagree with my dad who called it "pretentiously psychedelic", but hey, I like what I hear. The limited edition version features a cover that can be scratched at (use the coin that is included to do so) to reveal an entirely different cover. I've yet to scratch at mine, but after carrying it around in my purse for a while, it got little knicks on it's own and I'm starting to make out a black and white image. Tracks 1, 6 and 9 are my faves!

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    All MGMT, No Hit Potential

    Here we have one of the best examples of a couple of guys who made some extremely fun music, got recognized for it, and then said, "Oh! No... actually that was just us fooling around. THIS is what we sound like." Unfortunately, most MGMT fans will not hear this uttered and will instead come running for "Kids Pt. 2" and "Time to Pretend Again." Well. This album sounds absolutely nothing like those anthemic songs that were blasted over airwaves day in and day out. These guys have attempted to create an LP where no one song eclipses another. And they have certainly succeeded. This album is literally devoid of any standout songs... and this may actually be what's wrong (and right) with it. It does beg you to continue listening after each song but... sometimes you find yourself just wanting a catchy song. It just seems like this is the "experimental record" 1 or 2 albums early. But once you get past the lack of hooks this album shows off the skills of the two guys behind MGMT... and you realize that this album really isn't too far off from some of the lesser-known songs of Oracular Spectacular. Even though the entire album feels like a well-grouped compilation of OS b-sides, everything is held to the same standards and there's nothing that feels like it was rushed. And this is what saves the album. There's some real creative songwriting here and it shouldn't go unnoticed. Even though there will always be a group of disappointed fans screaming "Kids!!" at their concerts, you can't dismiss the fact that these guys have talent. Here on Congratulations, sometimes it works in their favor, sometimes it doesn't.

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    Posted May 25, 2010

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