The final track returns to the jangling '60s pop stylings of Waterloo Sunset. It’s smooth and charming and sidesteps the awkward hooks of the rest of the album.
But it’s Congratulations' lyrics here that are most important. As Andy VanWyngarden sings that all he wants are your congratulations, he reveals the whole point of the album.
MGMT don’t need - or necessarily want - a big selling album. They want recognition and credibility. And they deserve them.
Congratulations is an exciting step away from over-used pop tropes and a bold leap into the unknown.
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