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Album Review: MGMT - 'Loss of Life'

MGMT returns with their fifth album, Loss Of Life, and it's nothing short of a psychedelic journey through a whimsical sonic landscape. Produced by the dynamic duo of Andrew VanWyngarden & Ben Goldwasser and the seasoned Patrick Wimberly, the album promises a refreshing evolution while maintaining the essence that fans have come to love.

The record kicks off with a captivating monologue in "Loss of Life (Part 2)", setting the stage for what proves to be an hour-long immersion into MGMT's trademark sound. From the get-go, it's evident that this album demands a dedicated listen from start to finish.

The lead single, "Mother Nature," serves as a fitting introduction to the album's blend of guitar-driven melodies and synth-laden landscapes. Throughout Loss Of Life, MGMT effortlessly channels their eccentricity into a tapestry of sound that is both kooky and tastefully crafted. My personal favorite, "Bubblegum Dog", shines with its infectious energy.

Drawing comparisons to the likes of Of Montreal, MGMT's latest offering may not be for everyone, as it requires a certain level of wit to fully appreciate. However, for those willing to delve into its depths, Loss Of Life rewards with its unapologetically quirky charm.

In essence, Loss Of Life is a testament to MGMT's enduring creativity while staying true to their signature sound. With this album, they reaffirm their status as pioneers of psychedelic pop, delivering an experience that is as enigmatic as it is exhilarating. So, buckle up and embark on this auditory odyssey—it's one journey you won't soon forget.

Rating - 4/5

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