Song of the day – 322: MGMT
So I’ve done my increasingly usual trick. Listened to music with barely a trace of context.
I was fairly sure that:
- MGMT were American, current, young, hip
- They’d covered a song by The Clean.
And that was it. I tuned into the Congratulations album. Noted with a wry smile the song dedicated to Dan Treacy. Almost immediately fell in love with the music. Reminded me of why I loved The Flaming Lips, early Flying Nun, Lispector … in the first place. Seemed like there was plenty of imagination going down, and a solid beating pop heart. Damn. Isn’t that cool? So I posted about my new discovery on Facebook, and was taken aback by the force of the response …
In reference to that comment of Darragh’s: I’m unlikely to hear a band for a millionth time unless I choose to. Last time I was force-fed music was back in the 80s when I was a screen-printer.
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by Everett True
My name is Everett True. I am a music critic. This is what I do. I criticise music. The clue is in my job description – music critic. I do not consider myself a journalist, as I do not research or report hard news. I do not consider myself a commentator as I believe that everyone should be a participant. I criticise people and in return I am not surprised if other people criticise me. It is part of the whole deal of being in the public arena. I am Everett True. Believe in me and I have power like a God. Quit believing in me and I no longer exist.