The group, who released debut Oracular Spectacular in 2008, claimed that the new record is a complete body of work without any standout singles.
"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!" Ben Goldwasseer told NME.
"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."
MGMT are expected to release the new record in early spring.
> MGMT reveal details of sophomore LP