Forget what you want to hear from MGMT. If Beck did another 'Loser,' would we have Odelay? In a common case of give them what they want, MGMT's sophomore effort, Congratulations, was conceived under ridiculous pressure to repeat the club grooves people were busting out in all sorts of settings... Graduations, retirements, bar mitzvahs, procreation.
You can hear that pressure under drug induced melodies that are reminiscent of the experimental albums that were considered departures for such bands as The Beatles, Stones, Beach Boys, etc.
Bottom line, this album will grow on you like poison ivy. It will haunt you and calm you. Here's my favorite track so far, 'I Found a Whistle.'