206. MGMT - ‘MGMT’ + French Margarita

MGMT - ‘MGMT’ + French Margarita

Ingredients: 2 ounces tequila, 1 ounce Grand Marnier, 1/2 ounce each - lime juice, orange juice, sweet and sour mix, 1 ounce Chambord, raspberries and blackberries for garnish.

Mixing Instructions: Pour tequila into shaker.  Add Grand Marnier, lime juice, orange juice and sweet and sour mix.  Shake vigorously and strain into an ice-filled margarita glass.  Top with Chambord and garnish with a skewer of blackberries and raspberries. (via Cooking Channel)

Notes:  It’s tough to find a sturdy handle on MGMT’s third album, a heady psychedelic journey that starts as a jaunt with “Alien Days” and quickly makes its way down the rabbit hole, loosening up the song structures along the way.  Wrapped in layers and layers of densely-packed synths, spacey vocals and shimmering guitar riffs, you can’t help, but feel that you’re getting an insider’s tour into the creative influences of Ben Goldwasser and Andrew VanWyngarden — in certain parts I swore I heard the neurons in their brains firing.  The fluid nature of the album means that one quick listen simply won’t tell the story.  This is the type of album that evolves with each listen, new details being picked up each time.  Approach this album like the French approach a meal…slow down, make a drink and soak it all in.

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