MGMT discography

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MGMT discography
Two men perform on a stage, next to a drum kit and microphone. The man in the foreground rests on one knee, playing a guitar.
MGMT performing at the 2008 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee
Releases
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
EPs 4
Singles 11
Music videos 14

The discography of MGMT, a Connecticut-based indie rock group, consists of three studio albums, one compilation album, four extended plays, eleven singles (including one as a featured artist) and fourteen music videos. Originally known under the name The Management, the group was founded in 2002 by Andrew VanWyngarden and Ben Goldwasser during their freshman year as art students at Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.[1] After graduating and changing the band's name to MGMT, they released an EP titled Time to Pretend in 2005 on the independent record label Cantora Records; music videos were recorded for two of the EP's songs, "Boogie Down" and "Destrokk".[2][3] The critical success of the EP and extensive touring brought the group to the attention of Columbia Records, which signed them in 2006.

MGMT then worked extensively with producer Dave Fridmann in recording their debut studio album, Oracular Spectacular, which was released to digital retailers in 2007, with a physical release following in early 2008.[1] The album reached number 38 on the US Billboard 200 and the top ten of the Irish and United Kingdom album charts[4][5][6] – it was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA),[7] double platinum by the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) and platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).[8][9] Three singles, "Time to Pretend", "Electric Feel" and "Kids", were released from the album: "Kids" was the only one to appear on the US Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 91, later receiving a platinum certification from the RIAA.[7]

In early 2010, MGMT collaborated with rapper Kid Cudi and electronic rock duo Ratatat on the single "Pursuit of Happiness", which reached number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum by the RIAA:[10] two different music videos were recorded for the song.[11][12] "Pursuit of Happiness" also achieved chart success in European territories, peaking at number two in France and number three in the Wallonia region of Belgium.[13][14] The band released their second studio album, Congratulations, in April 2010, with producer Sonic Boom contributing heavily during the recording process.[1] The album peaked at number two in the Billboard 200 and reached the top ten of several other national album charts, including in Australia, Canada, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.[4][6][15][16][17] Four singles were released from the album: "Flash Delirium", "Siberian Breaks", "It's Working" and "Congratulations", with "Flash Delirium" charting in Belgium, Canada and the United Kingdom.[18][19][20] Their self-titled third studio album was released on September 17, 2013.[21]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[4]
AUS
[15]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
CAN
[16]
FRA
[13]
GER
[22]
IRL
[5]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[17]
UK
[6]
Oracular Spectacular 38 6 10 24 22 65 5 13 68 8
Congratulations
  • Released: April 13, 2010 (US)[30]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
2 9 6 4 7 15 5 14 5 4
  • BPI: Silver[9]
MGMT
  • Released: September 13, 2013 (US)[21]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
14 31 41 19 26 44 29 15 45
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected information
Title Album details
Late Night Tales: MGMT[31]
  • Released: October 3, 2011 (US)[31]
  • Label: Late Night Stories
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected information
Title Album details
Time to Pretend[32]
  • Released: August 30, 2005 (US)[32]
  • Label: Cantora
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Qu'est-ce que c'est la vie, chaton?[33]
  • Released: December 6, 2010 (FRA)[33]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, digital download
We Hear of Love, of Youth, and of Disillusionment[34]
  • Released: January 3, 2011 (US)[34]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: Digital download
Congratulations Remixes[35]
  • Released: March 11, 2011 (US)[35]
  • Label: Columbia
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[36]
AUS
[37]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
CAN
[19]
FRA
[13]
GER
[38]
IRL
[5]
NZ
[23]
SWI
[17]
UK
[20]
"Time to Pretend"[A] 2008 109 62 52 69 91 33 35
  • RIAA: Gold[7]
  • BPI: Silver[9]
Oracular Spectacular
"Electric Feel"[B] 114 7 17 53 88 21 10 22
"Metanoia"[41] Non-album single
"Kids" 91 21 19 42 27 48 9 29 43 16 Oracular Spectacular
"Flash Delirium" 2010 60 87 179 Congratulations
"Siberian Breaks"[43]
"It's Working"[44]
"Congratulations"[C] 124
"Alien Days"[45] 2013 MGMT
"Your Life Is a Lie"[46]
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[47]
AUS
[37]
BEL
(FL)

[18]
BEL
(WA)

[14]
CAN
[48]
FRA
[13]
GER
[49]
IRL
[5]
SWI
[17]
UK
[20]
"Pursuit of Happiness"
(Kid Cudi featuring MGMT and Ratatat)
2010 59 41 9 3 76 2 51 24 50 64 Man on the Moon: The End of Day

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Worm Mountain"[52] 2009 The Flaming Lips Embryonic
"Art Is Everywhere"[53] 2010 none Music Is...Awesome! Volume 2
"Call from the Bank"[54] Nipsey Hussle The Marathon
"Future Games"[55] 2012 none Just Tell Me That You Want Me: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos as lead artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Boogie Down" 2005 Max Goldblatt[2]
"Destrokk" John Miserendino[3]
"The Youth" 2008 Eric Wareheim[56]
"Time to Pretend" Ray Tintori[57]
"Electric Feel"
"Kids" 2009
"Flash Delirium" 2010 Andreas Nilsson[57]
"It's Working" So Me[57]
"Congratulations" Tom Kuntz[57]
"All We Ever Wanted Was Everything" 2011 Ned Wenlock[58]
"Your Life Is a Lie" 2013 Tom Kuntz[57]
"Cool Song No. 2" Isaiah Seret[57]
"Alien Days" 2013 n/a

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos as featured artist, with directors, showing year released
Title Year Director(s)
"Pursuit of Happiness" (version 1)
(Kid Cudi featuring MGMT and Ratatat)
2010 Brody Baker[11]
"Pursuit of Happiness" (version 2)
(Kid Cudi featuring MGMT and Ratatat)
Megaforce[12]

Notes[edit]

  • A ^ "Time to Pretend" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 9 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[59]
  • B ^ "Electric Feel" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 14 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[59]
  • C ^ "Congratulations" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100, but peaked at number 24 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart, which acts as an extension to the Hot 100.[59]

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