Oracular Spectacular (studio album) by MGMT

Oracular Spectacular by MGMT
Year: 2007
Release date: 2007-10-02
Overall rank: 328th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,227 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2007 (7th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 2000s (50th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (328th)
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Average Rating: 
79/100 (from 1,227 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 2% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 79.3/100, a mean average of 78.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 79.4/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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45/100
From 04/29/2024 19:31
The singles (Electric Feel, Time To Pretend, Kids) are great, but didn't enjoy the rest of the album. The Youth and Of Moons/Birds/Monsters are both okay but nothing special.
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60/100
From 11/24/2023 07:18
Takes a lot of risks, I'll give it that. Unfortunately, many of them don't pan out; the trite lyrics and excessive vocal modulations are the most consistent offenders. 'Future Reflections' in particular could be incredible if the vocals weren't disgustingly layered. Some incredibly grating synths on the singles too. The songwriting is good and varied, and the album certainly stays vaguely interesting throughout, but ultimately the only essential moment here is Electric Feel.
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From 09/02/2022 02:04
I’m just here to say that I can’t believe Electric Feel came out in 2007. I thought it came out in 2014 or 2015. That song is wayyyyyy ahead of it’s time. I was shocked
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Rating:  
80/100
From 05/25/2022 14:11
Album Rating: 78.10
(781/10)

1.Time To Pretend. 89
2.Weekend Wars. 80
3.The Youth. 72
4.Electric Feel. 85
5.Kids. 87
6.4th Dimensional Transition. 68
7.Pieces Of What. 69
8.Of Moons, Birds & Monsters. 74
9.The Handshake. 76
10.Future Reflections. 81
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Rating:  
80/100
From 08/20/2021 12:46
21st century Ween vibe - influences their feel of lack of originality
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45/100
From 08/05/2021 11:42
I think this album does get overrated quite a lot. There are a few good tracks on here and all the rest are really filler songs. Nothing really drew me in and the album just feels a little empty and like it lacks something. For me this is quite a basic album and I was expecting a lot more to be honest.
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85/100
From 11/15/2020 21:44
Nada datado, ainda hoje apontando para o futuro!!
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Rating:  
80/100
From 07/06/2020 05:57
I've grown to love MGMT since first listening to Little Dark Age late last year. I've come to appreciate this album as Ben and Andrew's jumping off point for subsequent records, but feel it has substantially less to offer than the aforementioned subsequent records. Oracular Spectacular is a decent album uplifted by three absolutely stellar singles. The rest of the tracks are much less rewarding, even after repeated listens, but I still enjoy this album a lot. I just enjoy it a lot less than Congratulations and LDA. It's certainly better than their self-titled release, if that's any solace.
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80/100
From 06/10/2020 10:10
A very good album, amazing sounds in some tracks.
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