This article made me TOL (Think Out Loud). As much I love “Kids,” I think I agree with this writer’s beskeeviment re: MGMT:
I completely understand the desire for escapism these days, but thereâ€™s something about the very essence of MGMT that irritates me to no end…. Most tunes I tend to play are devoid of the kind of narcissistic consumerism (more so as in to consume above any concept of capitalism) that MGMT propagates in their music. The fact that this band is somehow representative of an alternative to mainstream rock music is as ludicrous as the existence of AIG employee bonuses and the potential $23 billion in bonuses for folks at Goldman Sachs.