After all the buzz about their recent album leak/past earworms… I’m only sure of one thing: Everyone loves Kids. Literally. Everyone. And no one know what the fuck any of it means.
I mean, really, “A family of trees wanted to be haunted”? What? Nevertheless people love saying shit like “CLEARLY, this is a song about life because, you know, when you’re a kid you crawl and stuff.”
Um, okay, sure… but an equally valid interpretation is that clearly the dudes behind MGMT just do a lot of acid. And I mean a lot. And this is totally, 100% supported by their newest album, Celebration.
Look at that cover. It’s like the Big Wave x Sonic x the first fifteen minutes of Little Nemo… ON DRUGS.
Well, whatever. Celebration feels like a bizarro 50 minute jam session. Not an unpleasant weird, but also nothing really jumps out. (Maybe the blatantly psychedelic synth breakdown during their 12 minute song, Siberian Breaks) Even then, the overall sound is the standard weird MGMT music. What were you expecting, N*Sync?