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Albums Of The Week: MGMT | Loss Of Life

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Loss Of Life is a joyous return and everything you could want from MGMT. The Connecticut duo’s fifth album and first release in six years is a very “MGMT MGMT album” — and one that the band describes as “a group of songs about love and change, first and foremost.” Descriptors from Andrew VanWyngarden and Benjamin Goldwasser include: Bold, flavorful, playful, sincere, optimistic, perceptive.

Loss Of Life was produced by MGMT and Patrick Wimberly (Solange, Lil Yachty), with mixing and additional production by Dave Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Interpol, Spoon). The album includes the first MGMT song with a feature, courtesy Christine and the Queens. The album artwork has been licensed from John Baldessari’s estate and is an artwork titled Noses and Ears, Etc. (Part Two).

Speaking about the new record, they said, “All joking aside (never!), we are very proud of this album and the fact that it was a relatively painless birth after a lengthy gestation period, and are happy to be releasing this baby into the world. Musically speaking, we are running at around 20% adult contemporary and no more than this, please.”

Formed in 2002, MGMT released their era-defining debut album Oracular Spectacular in 2007. It went on to sell over two million copies and was certified gold or platinum in over 10 major territories, including the U.K., Australia, France and the U.S. It gave the world hits such as Kids, Electric Feel and Time to Pretend. Those three songs combined have been streamed over 2 billion times. Always taking an unexpected creative turn at every new record, but always maintaining their cultural and commercial relevance over the subsequent 15 years, MGMT have released three further studio albums: Congratulations (2010), MGMT (2013) and Little Dark Age (2018).