MGMT ‎– Oracular Spectacular

Label:
Columbia ‎– 88697 19512 1, Columbia ‎– W-719512
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album
Country:
Released:
Genre:
Style:

Tracklist

Companies, etc.

Credits

Notes

Recorded at Tarbox Road Studios, Cassadaga, NY
& Context Studios, Brooklyn, NY

All songs © 2007 Old Man Future (SESAC) / Sadguitarius (SESAC).

© 2008 & ℗ 2007 Sony BMG Music Entertainment / Manufactured by Columbia Records. A Division of Sony BMG Music Entertainment. / Distributed by RED

Catalog numbers:
88697 19512 1 on the jacket and insert
W-719512 on the labels

Includes code for free mp3 download of the album.
88697 19512 1-13 [from download card]

[from the orange hype sticker on the front cover shrinkwrap:]
MGMT
Oracular Spectacular
Features "Time to Pretend"
and "Electric Feel"
Vinyl Disk + MP3
Includes code for free mp3 download of the album.
88697 19512 1-S1

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (printed): 8 8697-19512-1 9
  • Barcode (String): 886971951219
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): AL88697195121
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): BL88697195121
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): 88697 158342-RE-1-A WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): 88697 158342-RE-1-B WG/NRP ⓤ
  • Rights Society: SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 27) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88697195122 MGMT Oracular Spectacular(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697195122 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
88697 29792 2 MGMT Oracular Spectacular(CD, Album, Enh) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Columbia 88697 29792 2 Russia 2008 Sell This Version
88697195122 MGMT Oracular Spectacular(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia, Sony BMG Music Entertainment 88697195122 Indonesia 2008 Sell This Version
88697195122 MGMT Oracular Spectacular(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Columbia 88697195122 Brazil 2008 Sell This Version
88697 19512 1 MGMT Oracular Spectacular(LP, Album) Columbia 88697 19512 1 Europe 2008 Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review

excellent_choice

excellent_choice

March 23, 2019
edited 2 months ago

just wanna to say, I haven't any troubles with this vinyl as below (except mp3 downloading: I didn't check it, cause don't need)
it sounds very good, here You definitely will hear more.
and also You will realize how psychedelic and fun for the same time this album for real.
but that is just my opinion. You could check it easily)
PhamilyJules

PhamilyJules

April 21, 2010
edited over 9 years ago

Taken from my February 2009 Amazon.com review:

The vinyl record itself is heavy, it's not labeled as 180 gram vinyl, but it's heavier than the other records in my collection. Heavier vinyl is more durable, and some people claim that it sounds better.

The vinyl mix is supposedly "enhanced," however, on certain songs, like "Kids" (last song on Side 1), the bass is pounding away, and it sounds a little distorted, and the vocals are fuzzy-sounding. The MP3 mix might actually be more balanced than the mixing done on the vinyl version.

The inner sleeve has glossy artwork (lots of concentric circles on one side, and lyrics printed on the other side). ("Glossy" compared to the typical paper-y inner sleeve).

Buyer beware, a sticker on the outside says "Includes code for free MP3 download of this album". Yes, there is a code with the album, but the offer for the free download ended on 1/23/09 (it's February 10th 2009, during the writing of this review). The expiration date should be on the outside of the album, to avoid getting people's hopes up. Or better yet, there shouldn't be an expiration date at all.

In my opinion, Oracular Spectacular is one of the best albums of 2008, the melodies are catchy, beats are great, it's just awesome synth-pop. I'm reluctant on calling it "indie" cause this is MGMT's release on Columbia, but it has indie aesthetics. I'd give 5 stars for the album, but 4 stars for the vinyl version of the album. It would be a great addition to any vinyl record collection!