Congratulations

  • Record Label: Columbia
  • Release Date: Apr 13, 2010
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 192 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 192

Review this album

  1. Your Score
    0 out of 10
    Rate this:
    • 10
    • 9
    • 8
    • 7
    • 6
    • 5
    • 4
    • 3
    • 2
    • 1
    • 0
    • 0
  1. Submit
  2. Check Spelling
  1. KazK
    Apr 19, 2010
    5
    This album feels like a b side album or the album they should of released pre Oracular Spectacular... to be honest i was excited about this album and hoping to see them at some festivals this year but now i'm not too bothered. the album contains good music but nothing special!
  2. MattB.
    Apr 14, 2010
    5
    Practically a forever changes rip off in parts, fortunately this one won't age well.
  3. Nov 22, 2010
    5
    The melodies seem to be the only reason I am not hating the album as much as I would want to. The vocals and song arrangements aren't that appealing to my tastes, and leaves me thinking: "What's the big deal with MGMT?"
  4. Oct 13, 2014
    6
    I had high expectations for this album, but I was a little disappointed. It's not bad at all, but I just can't relate to the lyrics at all. The instrumentals are pretty great, actually, but some songs just come off as trying to be weird to the point where it's not even fun to listen to. However, I love the tracks Flash Delirium, It's Working, Congratulations, and Siberian Breaks. It'sI had high expectations for this album, but I was a little disappointed. It's not bad at all, but I just can't relate to the lyrics at all. The instrumentals are pretty great, actually, but some songs just come off as trying to be weird to the point where it's not even fun to listen to. However, I love the tracks Flash Delirium, It's Working, Congratulations, and Siberian Breaks. It's worth a listen, and at the very least MGMT drove off the fans who only liked them for Electric Feel, Kids, and Time to Pretend. Expand
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 39
  2. Negative: 1 out of 39
  1. This airy prog-psych self-indulgence is merely an elaboration of the back half of that debut--the half I tuned out then but appreciate some now, because, even as self-indulgent elaborations go, the follow-up's a doozy.
  2. Cowbells and organ chords set the frenetic pace for this crazed and eerie take on surf music that namechecks the godfather of ambient in its punkest track.
  3. MGMT's first long-player may have included catchier singles, but Congratulations is the better album, trading Oracular's deceptive superficiality for psychedelic grandeur. Of course, like all psychedelic things, that grandeur is pretty deceptive, too.