MGMT's second album wasn't quite such a till-tickling success as their debut (indeed, Target seem to be denying Congratulations ever existed and are still shelving Oracular Spectacular on their shelf for introducing new acts.)
This probably explains, though doesn't excuse, why Sony are trying to tug the chain for album number three:
Andrew told the [Daily Record's showbiz column] Razz: "I definitely think our music will change in the future because Congratulations is almost two years old now.I'm not sure why the Columbia imprint would decide this is the way to go. Does anyone in an office really think "the audience didn't warm to MGMT making the record last time, so what they really need is some accountants dropping a few ideas into the pot"?
"We have some ideas and have been talking about possible directions of where to go next.
"We are just in much more positive mental states than when we wrote Congratulations.
"We're less anxious. We've been looking at relationships with the label during the recording process and it's quite different this time.
"They'll be more involved and not give us as much freedom."