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MGMTOracular Spectacular

Label:Columbia – 88697 19512 1, Columbia – W-719512
Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Genre:Electronic, Rock
Style:Indie Rock


A1Time To Pretend4:21
A2Weekend Wars4:12
A3The Youth3:48
A4Electric Feel3:50
B14th Dimensional Transition3:58
B2Pieces Of What2:44
B3Of Moons, Birds & Monsters4:47
B4The Handshake3:40
B5Future Reflections4:00

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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 (spine) 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:]
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 ⓤ
  • Pressing Plant ID (Both sides runout):
  • Rights Society: SESAC

Other Versions (5 of 35)View All

Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Oracular Spectacular (CD, Album)Red Ink88697 06475 2US2007
Oracular Spectacular (CDr, Album, Promo)ColumbianoneUK2007
New Submission
Oracular Spectacular (CD, Album, Enhanced)Sony Records Int'lSICP 1820Japan2007
New Submission
Oracular Spectacular (10×File, AAC, Album, 256 kbps)Columbianone2007
New Submission
Oracular Spectacular (CDr, Album, Promo)ColumbianoneAustralia2007


excellent_choice's profile picture
Edited 2 years 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's profile picture
Edited 11 years ago
Taken from my February 2009 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!