Time To Pretend

Release date
3 Mar 2008
Running length
9 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Time to Pretend 4:22 1,290,290
2 Future Reflections (Triple J Live Recording) 4:09 105
2 Metanoia 13:49 49,087
2 The Handshake (BBC Radio 1 Session) 4:36 110
2 Boogie Down 3:32 93,589
3 Destrokk 3:43 86,467
4 Love Always Remains 5:37 118,559
5 Indie Rokkers 4:22 123,533
6 Kids 5:02 1,427,744

About this album

“Time to Pretend” is the debut single (in the UK) from MGMT’s debut album Oracular Spectacular.

The single is released as a 7” and CD featuring the b-sides “Weekend Wars” and “Metatonia,” respectively.

It was the iTunes Single of the Week for the second week of January, 2008. It was made available as a free download on iTunes during that time. MGMT performed the song on The Late Show with David Letterman on January 8, 2008. The song subsequently hit #38 on the Mediabase Alternative chart .

The track was originally recorded for the Time to Pretend EP (2005). It was re-recorded for the Oracular Spectacular album.

It was featured in the the 2008 film 21 and in the Season 1 finale of Gossip Girl. It was also the final song played on the second series of popular UK teen drama Skins, after the song reached a new peak in the UK charts.

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