Oracular Spectacular

  • Record Label: Sony
  • Release Date: Jan 22, 2008
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 200 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 4 out of 200

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  1. SimonY.
    Jan 8, 2009
    1
    Honestly all front loaded. Two catchy tracks. Save yourself a tenner and download Electric feel and time to pretend off itunes.
  2. SharpaJ.
    Feb 17, 2008
    0
    In 2003, Her Space Holiday released an album called "Young Machines". In 2007/08 (retail), MGMT have received critical acclaim at the same time as completely ripping off HSH's 'Sleepy California' in the form of 'Time to Pretend'. Ridiculous, and pull your heads out of your asses!!!
Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. Alternative Press
    90
    Oracular may be a complex effort, but the verdict is simple--it's brilliant. [Feb 2008, p.115]
  2. Under The Radar
    80
    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.