Loss Of Life (studio album) by MGMT

Loss Of Life by MGMT
Year: 2024
Release date: New2024-02-23 (released 59 days ago)
Overall rank: 16,918th
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75/100 (from 93 votes)
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Loss Of Life is ranked 5th best out of 10 albums by MGMT on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by MGMT is Oracular Spectacular which is ranked number 325 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,534.

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From 04/13/2024 17:21
It is one of those albums you can tell will initially be underwhelming especially after the busy pop heavy Little Dark Age. This album is not a head bopper. It is much more minimalist but that doesn’t take away from some of the beautiful melodies and soundscapes you are used to with MGMT. The album gives vibes of a midlife crisis and I think every song is well done. This is why when I talk to people about it, everyone has different favorites and least favorites. It is a strong album as a whole and every song has something to appreciate. Don’t expect anything to grab you with catchiness, but it is not that hard to digest for anyone with a little patience. My favorite part is the sincerity. This is MGMT finally really doing what they want, and it working, unlike self titled.

I predict that if Congratulations grew on you, this album will too.
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From 04/02/2024 14:31
A significant regression compared to the impressive Little Dark Age.
Less original, less beautiful, just less MGMT
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From 03/20/2024 17:06
“Loss of Life” is a more acoustic take on MGMT’s sound. There are still little touches of psychedelia in the corners, but the meat is quiet crescendo guitar. Does this approach work; sometimes. At its best it brings the lyrics into focus and delivers intriguing moments. “People in the streets” is gripping with its juxtaposition of envy and anxiety. When it doesn’t, the songs muddle into nothing. The songs will stay in the same hushed lane from beginning to end. There are no egregious mistakes but I think they could have gotten a lot more out of this.
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From 03/07/2024 19:22
I'm stunned how gorgeous this record sounds on vinyl , would recommend this format to any big mgmt fans for this particular release as the difference from streaming was huge , I'm tied so far this year between this album and idles new offering . its only march so its already looking like it could be an excellent year for music
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From 03/02/2024 03:21
MGMT have gone mellow, and I am all for it. Some of the best lyricism of their carreers merge with an album that to my ears seems to be subtly and cinically narrating the cycle of life and death.

Definitely not an immediate listen or one of their poppiest. In fact it will most likely be relegated to the underrated pile along with their self titled and Congratulations.

It's very rewarding and for me they haven't missed yet.
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