On their first album in five years, Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser upraise their obtuse admixture of synth pop and psychedelic rock to new heights of exuberant delirium. Amid wobbling rhythms and fearless experimentation, their surrealistic arrangements span subjects ranging from phone obsession (“TSLAMP”) to exercise as relationship killer (“She Works Out Too Much”). Despite periodic dips, their steady onslaught of intricately meshed sonic bits and bobs sparks persistent rapture.
Little Dark Age
Producer: MGMT, Patrick Wimberly and Dave Fridmann