The two luminaries of Atlantan hip-hop have each dominated 2017, in their own ways. Future became the first artist to notch back-to-back No. 1 albums in successive weeks, with February’s FUTURE and HNDRXX . For his part, Thug fulfilled his dream of releasing a “singing” album when he dropped Beautiful Thugger Girls in June. With its 40-minute runtime and array of odd sounds, Super Slimey , their new collaborative project, more closely resembles Thug’s mercurial, peculiar output; at times, Future’s flow seems to have even absorbed some of Thug’s idiosyncrasies. Thug, meanwhile, cartwheels over tracks, rhyming about how wealth has allowed him to avoid neighbors (“Cruise Ship”) and become a peacock by purchasing multiple colors of diamonds (“Killed Before”). The duo keeps guest spots to a minimum — Offset provides the only outside verse — but master collaborators including Mike Will Made-It, Southside, and London on Da Track round out the project. — .
All through the last decade, you'd find a lot of people insisting that the album was dead, a victim of the MP3, the iPod and a la carte downloading. But that never happened. If anything, artists doubled down on the format, resulting in a renaissance of long form artistic statements from a wide range of artists. This list of the decade's 100 best albums includes the work of rock revivalists (the Strokes, the White Stripes), dance floor visionaries (., LCD Soundsystem), hip-hop icons (Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye West) and old standbys like Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and U2, who reinvented their sound without losing touch with what made them living legends. This list is not just an argument in favor of the enduring appeal of the album format, but a compelling case that some of the best music of all time came out between 2000 and 2009.
On January 12, 2010, Andrew Van Wyngarden declared that the album was finished in an interview on the Spin Magazine website, saying, "It's mixed and mastered, and now we're just working on presenting it to the world".  On January 18, MGMT stated that they would prefer not to release any singles from the album.  In an interview with NME , Goldwasser explained, "We'd rather people hear the whole album as an album and see what tracks jump out rather than the ones that get played on the radio – if anything gets played on the radio!" He also said, "There definitely isn't a " Time to Pretend " or a " Kids " on the album. We've been talking about ways to make sure people hear the album as an album in order and not just figure out what are the best three tracks, download those and not listen to the rest of it".  Despite this, however, the songs " Flash Delirium ", " Siberian Breaks ", " It's Working " and " Congratulations " were still released as singles from the album.