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MGMT: Congratulations (Columbia)

Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, February 2010

THESE BRAINY Wesleyan alums remain just as ironical about their rock star dreams than ever, despite a year in which they garnered a Grammy nod for Best New Artist and achieved a major awareness breakthrough with their much acclaimed 2008 debut, Oracular Spectacular, only to lose to a bunch of country-rockers whose big hit is about the joys of fried chicken.

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