Congratulations (studio album) by MGMT

Congratulations by MGMT
Year: 2010
Release date: 2010-04-13
Overall rank: 617th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
75/100 (from 758 votes)
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Award Top 20 albums of 2010 (15th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (88th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (617th)
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MGMT : Congratulations CD (2010)
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Congratulations is ranked 2nd best out of 9 albums by MGMT on

The best album by MGMT is Oracular Spectacular which is ranked number 319 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 5,765.

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75/100 (from 758 votes)
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From 01/17/2023 10:46
A fun, ambitious and complex album that deserves more love!
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From 12/11/2021 09:47
This album is far superior than their debut. There are far more complex and explorable songs on here such as Siberian Breaks which is possibly their best ever track. The album also feels a lot more compact and together and flows a bit better than the first release. However, it still has its flaws such as that one track which stands out as being very weak and at times it can lack substance and feel a bit empty. There are also a few tracks that are a little closer to average and feel a bit like filler which is worrying on quite a short record. Despite this, their sound is much more refined and they consistently maintain a style throughout whilst keeping every song different and unique. Overall, I am looking forward to listening to this record again as it is thoroughly enjoyable and possesses a lot of quality.
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From 06/17/2020 04:19
This is definitely a record that needs to be listened to multiple times. The songs didn't really stick with me all that well the first time I heard, but now Congratulations is always in my car. I love pretty much every song on here, even Lady Dada's Nightmare. Siberian Breaks and the title track are going to be remembered as some of their best songs for a long time.
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From 02/09/2019 14:26
I love their electronic hippy sound - almost glam rock for the noughties. Picked this album up through hearing their magnificent Oracular Spectacular. Flash Delirium is such a complicated construction - almost like a medley - but is brilliant
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From 08/29/2018 01:34
One of the more underrated albums, I think it's great and one of the better 2010's albums so far.. Please give a listen or two if you haven't!
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From 07/21/2018 13:31
A fantastic follow up to their debut, and definitely on par with it in my opinion. Two of my favourite albums.

Siberian breaks and Congratulations are obvious highlights as well as I Found a Whistle and It's Working.
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From 07/09/2018 02:05
Ok, but Congratulations is great song and the only song that stuck with me
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From 06/26/2018 21:16
A heavily underrated record that I fear is only appreciated by those who already have a tendency toward the 00s indie sound(specifically MGMT). Their first was break though but this record has a lot more bite. Its incredibly weird and quirky, but also amazing tracks. "Its Working" is a super cool opener, "I Found a Whistle" is absolutely sublime(damn near perfect imo), but the true take away is "Siberian Breaks". "Siberian Breaks" is a masterpiece, one of the best songs of the decade, and definitely the best MGMT track hands down. Give this album a real chance, you'll be blown away
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From 02/28/2018 13:50
An instant classic in my opinion. The higher points are really high, being Siberian Breaks the stand out moment in an album that is as much quirky as it is touching. It is indeed underrated, maybe because it followed up the indie-pop gem that Oracular Spactacular is. But as an isolated work of art, it is undoubtedly a classic.
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From 01/15/2018 01:05
Admirable 2nd album that demonstrates there's more to the boys than Kids and Time to Pretend. Here MGMT's brand of psychotic psychedelia takes a more malevolently demented detour down the avenue 'avant-garde' and is all the better for it.
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