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As a series, Late Night Tales is an interesting exercise. Asking musicians to make late-night mixes from their own collections, the series finds artists ranging from Jamiroquai to the Flaming Lips putting together their own mixtapes of quintessential after-hours jams, but on the MGMT installment, the series really knocks it out of the park. Featuring songs by artists like Television Personalities, Spacemen 3, and Suicide, the collection succeeds on a couple of levels, existing not only as a solid set of spacy, nocturnal songs, but also as a Rosetta Stone for MGMT's own influences. Listening to the album almost feels like putting together a puzzle, with the finished product being their eclectic sophomore effort, Congratulations. And as if a collection of some of the moodiest, reverb-soaked post-punk to ever walk the earth wasn't enough, the album also features MGMT performing a cover of Bauhaus' "All We Ever Wanted Was Everything," which manages to slot in nicely with the rest of the tracks here. Whether you're coming for the MGMT track and staying for the history lesson, or coming for the track list and discovering MGMT, this entry into the Late Night Tales canon is a solid winner.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/11/2011
Label: Late Night Tales
UPC: 5099967818129
catalogNumber: 26
Rank: 100739

Album Credits

Performance Credits

MGMT   Primary Artist
Ben Goldwasser   Group Member
Andrew VanWyngarden   Group Member
Will Berman   Group Member
Matt Asti   Group Member
James Richardson   Group Member

Technical Credits

Julian Cope   Composer
Maurice Deebank   Composer
Martin Rev   Composer
Martin Phillipps   Composer,Producer
Chris Knox   Producer
Dave Kusworth   Composer
Sonic Boom   Producer
Doug Hood   Producer
Paul Morley   Composer
Dan Treacy   Composer
Bill Brewster   Liner Notes
Mark Fry   Composer
Dave Bixby   Composer,Producer
Peter Ashworth   Cover Photo
Disco Inferno   Composer
Terry Moore   Producer
Laura Papi   Producer
Stephen Lovell   Producer
Christopher Porpora   Composer
Terry King   Producer

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