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MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)

First and foremost, before I say anything, prior to any action, let me anticipate this post by saying that this remix is pretty damn good. I was a big fan of Congratulations before but s mostly because of the bitter sweet lyrics about the complex nature of success…

But damn my luck and damn these friends
That keep on combing back their smiles
I save my grace with half-assed guilt
And lay down the quilt upon the lawn
Spread my arms and soak up congratulations.”

There’s so much irony in these lyrics that the upbeat and feel good nature of Erol’s remix almost seems more appropriate than the original. Don’t get me wrong, the MGMT version is extremely good in it’s own right but Erel absolutely owns this song. A lot of people say they only like the instrumental part of music and lyrics aren’t important to them while others are all about the lyrics. I live and die by both and when the music and lyrics come together like they do on this remix it’s absolute bliss for me. We’re having a Halloween party this Friday and I’ll def be playing this in the early hours, if you haven’t RSVP’d check out this post for information. Alright, a million things to do today as usual but press play and put this one on repeat, enjoy.

MGMT – Congratulations (Erol Alkan Rework)

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