• Band Name: MGMT
  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
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8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 162 Ratings

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76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

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  1. Oracular may be a complex effort, but the verdict is simple--it's brilliant. [Feb 2008, p.115]
  2. Though the record is slightly front-loaded, there's nary a dud to be found here. [Winter 2008, p.86]
  3. While Oracular Spectacular has its sophomoric moments (you’d be wise to avoid the nasal whine of 'Weekend Wars'), a listen to 'Climbing To New Lows'--a catchy demo set from their undergrad days--will make anyone see what attracted the bigwigs at Columbia in the first place.