8 Great Albums That Are Incredibly Top Heavy With Their Best Songs
8. MGMT - Oracular Spectacular
MGMT has had a very strange journey, and the psychedelic Connecticut band has gone through various sounds since bursting onto the scene in 2007 with 'Oracular Spectacular' that made them an instant staple of any party for the next millennia.
The first half of the album is 5 of the smoothest, catchiest feel-good party bangers of all time. It was impossible to escape 'Kids' back in the late 2000's, but 'Time to Pretend' and 'Electric Feel' are just as flawless with them all finding that perfect balance for a bouncy earworm that gets stuck in your brain, but never in an annoying way like a tune such as Eiffel 65's 'I'm Blue' would.
'The Youth' showed they could keep the feel-good atmosphere and memorable beats at a slower tempo too and while 'Weekend Wars' is not as highly praised as the others, it is still a brilliant, bouncy ditty.
Then the last 5 songs on the album swan dive in sound and quality to the point it feels like a different band did the entire second half. Instead of the fantastically distinct and fun songs before them, we get 20 minutes of boring and unmemorable psychedelic sludge dropped on us.
The songs are not completely terrible with 'Of Moons, Birds & Monsters' having its moments to shine, but considering the incredible roaring impression the opening 5 tracks give, it's a shame the album goes out with such a dull, drawn-out whisper.