MGMT “LITTLE DARK AGE”

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mgmtI’ve always been a fan of the Alternative music genre, but was not familiar with MGMT.  Before I started listening to their new album, “Little Dark Age,” I had no idea what to expect.  It came out on Feb. 9 with ten songs that were different than the music I’m used to and soon found out it wasn’t the album for me.

The album is a mix of slow and fast melodies. With a mix of electro-punk and a little bit of pop, “Little Dark Age” was definitely not my favorite. The first track of the album ruined it all for me, titled “She Works Out Too Much.”  It was very similar to how a workout video would sound as if someone is instructing me. I couldn’t even listen to the whole thing because honestly, it made me uncomfortable. As I listened to the album over and over again, I had trouble picking out a favorite track because I wasn’t interested in any of them at all. Once I forced myself to listen to the lyrics of each track more in depth, I decided that “When You’re Small” is the only song I somewhat enjoyed off the album. It’s slow, but talks about how you feel when you’re sad compared to when you’re happy, which had me thinking about certain situations in my life and how to come to terms with them. If I had to pick a favorite part about the album, it would be the lyrics. When you really listen, they all have something to say on a deeper level.

The album gave off very calm vibes, but it wasn’t for me at all. If I would’ve liked it more, it would be something that I could listen to while doing homework or just hanging out, but I had to force myself to listen to all the tracks. It’s for sure not something I’m planning on listening to again.

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