Here comes possibly the most underrated song of MGMT's entire catalog -- the nearly minute long epic, "Metanoia. What this story is saying, though, is pretty much up to interpretation. Try and figure it out, and you just might go through a "metanoia" of your own.
Kanye West has also been somewhat productive throughout this period. We tabulated the votes. Our own editorial list might look a little different, but the result is an excellent reflection of an incredible period in music history. You can also read the list in the July issue of Rolling Stone. It was a high point for Coldplay, a grand moment of empathy. After leaving One Direction, Styles shocked the world with his first solo single, a solemn, nearly operatic rock ballad that recalled Queen and David Bowie. A shot of Sixties-soul sunshine that cut against the self-aware tone of so much s pop. Pharrell threw an outdoor party that everyone on Earth felt free to join.
Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of western music, lies a small unregarded band. A contumacious cacophony imagined through the heads of two dormroom stoners, with music that undresses listeners from the fabric of reality and into a psychedelic dream. They acquiesced the title of being global rockstars, and willingly threw it all away. Because they, like Icarus, were in love with the very thing that destroyed them. This antithetic team would face many challenges working together. Atlantic Records wanted produce commercially successful, radio-friendly songs, while MGMT wanted to produce experimental, psychedelic sounds truer to their dorm room rocking roots. After working together with Fridmann as a mediator, the amalgamation of all the ideas of this team would be complete in a fortuitous, finished studio album. The album, quite simply put, was a masterpiece. But for all the wrong reasons. It was making fun of the thing that MGMT hated the most: mindless, meaningless, messes of catchy choruses, and memorable melodies.
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