Having arrived with such a definitive statement, the besuited gloomsters struggled to move on to the next stage of their career — a conundrum accentuated by the departure in 2010 of bassist and founder member Carlos Dengler.
Sat, 25 Aug, 2018
As an alternative band mixing it up in the mainstream, the Flaming Lips enjoyed a fine run of it between the years 1999-2006. Yet, even if their popularity has declined a little since then, their reputation as one of the world’s greatest live acts remains intact.
Wed, 01 Aug, 2018
MGMT’s Ben Goldwasser wouldn’t change a thing. Three years ago he and Andrew Vanwyngarden, his musical other half, released an opinion-splitting second album, Congratulations. Angry and obtuse, it was an ill-tempered retreat from the chart friendly swagger of their 2008 debut, Oracular Spectacular. Fans and critics were confused – many loathed Congratulations. The backlash rumbled on and on and, it could be argued, continues to this day.
Thu, 10 Oct, 2013