MGMT – Time To Pretend

Crackling guitars and thunderous beats

On Time To Pretend a jaded star is so weary of his shallow rock’n’roll lifestyle, he reminisces about “the playground, animals and digging up worms” of a long past childhood.

If this is what MGMT duo Andrew Vanwyngarden and Ben Goldwasser fear from potential success they ought not to have released a debut single so gloriously fragile, yet overwhelmingly powerful. Crackling guitars and thunderous beats cloud the song’s gorgeous tune, like the innocent memories of youth are fogged by excess, but a searing electronic melody always brings the beauty bursting back. They have started their careers at MGMT level.

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