5. MGMT “Cool Song No.2”
In one of the best curveball moments of the year, MGMT released their third-full length album, a collection of odd, experimental, highly adventurous and altogether unpredictable songs. Not to cast any shadows on their previous output, but there are no “Kids” here. MGMT is one of the most pleasant surprises of the year for me. The group’s video for the cheekily titled “Cool Song No. 2” – who knows where “No. 1” went… – is just plain gorgeous. You can almost feel the moisture in the greenhouse and taste that cactus juice. Mmmm… cactus juice… Anyway. Check out this beautiful clip starring Boardwalk Empire’s Michael Kenneth Williams (“Chalky”).
released September 17, 2013
New York, New York, USA
Director: Isaiah Seret
Album: MGMT (September 17, 2013)