MGMT - Oracular Spectacular CD only £4.98 @ Amazon (Free Delivery if Prime Member or over £5 spend, good filler item) - HotUKDeals
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The term Oracular Spectacular might not mean much, if anything, at all--it's essentially nonsensical--but that doesn't stop it feeling exactly right. Here is a band that treats dizzy cross-eyed awe and a vast bounding sense of sonic weightlessness as their yardstick, jostling to surpass themselves on a track-by-track basis and aiming for the musical equivalent of performing somersaults in tye-dye t-shirts off the rings of Jupiter. MGMT seemingly submit this debut album as an application to acquire and even supersede The Flaming Lips' previously uncontested mantle as spiritual leaders of over-sized Technicolor psychedelic-indie with a soul, weird but not so weird that swelling crowds and even flirtations with the charts aren't a foregone conclusion. "Time to Pretend" opens and sets a tone for the record, producer David Fridmann (Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev) providing a familiar expanse for them to riff across with bull's-eye synths, massive drums and their twist on the template--retro 80s electro and abstract shapes, see Suicide and the Talking Heads for reference. "The Youth" is centred around a hypnotically looping refrain that recalls Pink Floyd and David Bowie, as interpreted by a mellow Secret Machines and the brilliant "Pieces of What" is Ryan Adams spinning through cosmos with classic Neil Young on his headphones. "Future Reflections" meanwhile stand on its hands on a line somewhere in-between XTC and Ween. Thrillingly eclectic, endlessly colourful and never predictable. It's all a bit ridiculous, but indeed spectacularly so.
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#1
Please note its only £4.98 for Amazon Prime Members, or for those making up a larger order to take it over the £5 threshold, even with postage however its £6.43 (Play being cheaper at £5.99) both being the best prices currently for one of the great debut albums of 2008 (and probably my favourite album of last year)

Tracklisting :

1. Time To Pretend
2. Weekend Wars
3. Youth
4. Electric Feel
5. Kids
6. 4th Dimensional Transition
7. Pieces Of What
8. Of Moons Birds And Monsters
9. Handshake
10. Future Reflections
#2
Sorry gonna have to be cold from me. It was £3 in Amazon's MP3 section when I bought it.

I know that with this version you get the box and everything, for me its not worth the extra £2. Also, you have to wait for this to be delivered, as opposed to being able to listen to the MP3 version right away.

Also, apart from people who used the free trial I don't know anyone who uses Amazon Prime
#3
thearbiter65
Sorry gonna have to be cold from me. It was £3 in Amazon's MP3 section when I bought it.

I know that with this version you get the box and everything, for me its not worth the extra £2. Also, you have to wait for this to be delivered, as opposed to being able to listen to the MP3 version right away


Suit yourself, remember you are voting on the product though, not the fact it can be bought digital download wise! As a product this is currently the cheapest.

As stated, its a good filler for those people who dont have prime (like me) or if a standalone item its £5.99 at Play.com which is the cheapest besides this deal on a physical format, remember you should be voting comparing like for like. There are plenty of albums that are cheaper to digitally download, so in your argument most physical cd albums listed here would be voted cold.
#4
Point taken, but when listening to it on my MP3 player it essentially is the same product.

Actually I have bought a fare few CD's through deals on here. The last one was Radio Ones Live Lounge (the first one). Not all C.D's are cheaper on digital download, especially when looking at Itunes. Amazon are still trying to gain customers on their MP3 site, so prices are understandably very competitive.
#5
thearbiter65
Point taken, but when listening to it on my MP3 player it essentially is the same product.

Actually I have bought a fare few CD's through deals on here. The last one was Radio Ones Live Lounge (the first one). Not all C.D's are cheaper on digital download, especially when looking at Itunes. Amazon are still trying to gain customers on their MP3 site, so prices are understandably very competitive.


Well, MP3 is not FLAC, so its not the same product.
#6
No MP3 is not exactly the same as FLAC I agree, and I know the quality is not quite as good, but it is near enough that the difference can hardly be noticed.

Aside from the quality, the actual songs are the same
#7
voted hot. people often buy things from amazon, so i guess this can be combined with them
#8
thearbiter65
No MP3 is not exactly the same as FLAC I agree, and I know the quality is not quite as good, but it is near enough that the difference can hardly be noticed.

Aside from the quality, the actual songs are the same


That I am aware, I have plenty of MP3s, call me old fashoned though but I prefer to rip mp3 from CD using my own settings to listen to on my mp3 player or for streaming if I cant be bothered to get the CD out, for proper listening though I would sooner give the CD a spin in my NAD player as my amp certainly does output a difference between the two.

Physical formats all the way for me.
#9
pikachu12
voted hot. people often buy things from amazon, so i guess this can be combined with them


Thanks
#10
thearbiter65
Sorry gonna have to be cold from me. It was £3 in Amazon's MP3 section when I bought it.


Also you are speaking in past tense here, it was, just checked its £5.95 now, it was £4.99 at HMV not so long ago physical purchase, now it isnt.

Remember to vote deals like for like and here and now, not compare with prices from however many months ago.
#11
cicobuff
Also you are speaking in past tense here, it was, just checked its £5.95 now, it was £4.99 at HMV not so long ago physical purchase, now it isnt.

Remember to vote deals like for like and here and now, not compare with prices from however many months ago.


quite right, i didnt realise it had been taken off of the £3 section
#12
cicobuff
Remember to vote deals like for like and here and now, not compare with prices from however many months ago.


Like for like this has to be cold from me, not a prime member (I don't think deals should incude this as it only benefits a minority, plus its a rip off - only a matter of time before Amazon scrap delivery charges completely) and more expensive than Play if you only want to buy this on its own.
#13
professor yaffle
Like for like this has to be cold from me, not a prime member (I don't think deals should incude this as it only benefits a minority, plus its a rip off - only a matter of time before Amazon scrap delivery charges completely) and more expensive than Play if you only want to buy this on its own.


:roll:

HENCE MY ORIGINAL POST "Please note its only £4.98 for Amazon Prime Members, or for those making up a larger order to take it over the £5 threshold, even with postage however its £6.43 (Play being cheaper at £5.99) both being the best prices currently for one of the great debut albums of 2008 (and probably my favourite album of last year)"
[mod]#14
I don't understand some of the comments.
1) An mp3 download is different to a CD. For a start, it's way better sound quality, that can be ripped to mp3 if you wish. A CD is a physical product also.
2) WAS cheaper as a MP3 download in the past (like many many mp3 downloads when Amazon launched this service) but is now £4.99 to download.
3) Unless anyone can provide a link to a fully working Tardis so I can travel back in time and buy the mp3 download anway....
4) This is a quid + cheaper than elsewhere, and it's a damn fine price for a new CD
5) OP states that it can be bought from Play for £5.99, and explains the delivery details with Amazon. If he had posted the Play deal everyone would be saying "Only £4.98 at Amazon"

Anyway, hot from me. I often buy 2 or more items at Amazon. But if I didn't, and only want to buy this the OP has explained that I can get it from Play; and it's £6.99 + elsewhere.
#15
Love the music, Kids is a great song, of course a little played out, guess they left the song free to use or advertise or whatever, cause you hear it everywhere (Including Fifa :) )
#16
sparkyIreland
Love the music, Kids is a great song, of course a little played out, guess they left the song free to use or advertise or whatever, cause you hear it everywhere (Including Fifa :) )


No copyrighted artists material is free to use, the fat cats of the record company and MGMT will get royalties from any public broadcast of the tune.
#17
Got this album a few weeks ago, its very good!

Quite silly that people are voting this cold because the download version WAS cheaper and that you have to wait to listen to it, if your that bothered listen to it on Spotify* for free while waiting for it to be delivered!!

* - heres a link for those who already have it, i do have some invites if you want...
http://open.spotify.com/album/7aB7yP6bumcVI8vCSElCFJ
#18
it is £4.99 delivered on hmv.co.uk which is cheaper than amazon and play.

It is also in the 2 for £10 section instore in hmv i picked up this cd + 3 foo fighters cds + black kids for £30 - so if ou want this then just go to hmv and get it.
#19
first five songs are excellent but for me the last five songs are distinctly average in comparison

anyone agree ?
#20
gardinerbhoy
it is £4.99 delivered on hmv.co.uk which is cheaper than amazon and play.


like he said
banned#21
worth every single penny.
#22
Amazing price for an amazing album.

As for the comments about the cheaper download versions, if there's ever an album that deserves to be listened to in lossless, it's this.

Without a doubt one of my favourite albums of last year!
#23
had to laugh when I saw it was back on the £3 deal.

Got price at £3 for the people that missed it last time.

Hope its in stock, lol

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