The year is 2007. It's summer. I just turned 21, built myself a fixie, and am living in Seattle in a party house. At any time of any day or night you can find me at one of the 4 following places: Zeeks Pizza. Riding my fixie around the city. Crashing dance parties. Sitting on my front stoop drinking a bum jug of burgundy and vibing to this album. It was a summer of self discovery. Weed, mushrooms, ecstacy. I fingered strange women, parachuted envelopes of molly, turned every pair of jeans into jorts, smoked filterless Lucky Strikes in softpacks rolled into my tshirt sleeves. I had neon sunglasses. I was a huge fucking chode but was having the goddamn time of my life. And LCD Soundsystem was there every sweaty, drunk, sunny, indulgent step of the way. This album was anthemic. It played at house parties, bonfires, sunny day bike rides, dive bar patios. It fueled my self-indulgence and was a comforting backing track as I eschewed my religious upbringing and discovered there is nothing inherently sinful in the pursuit of pleasure. I don't think I'm interested in reliving 2007 but I'm glad for the memories. Thanks for helping me get laid so much, James Murphy.
You know, this started strong and I was like, "heck yeah, this is four stars easy!" but dang does it ever get repetitive as hell. Halfway through, my ears were exhausted. An few songs later, I wanted to stab things. By the time I was finished, I was mostly just angry that there is more than one LCD Soundsystem album on this list because that means that I have to do this again at some point. Also someone needs to have their cowbell confiscated until they can prove that they can be responsible with it.
Ingredients: - 1 cup of The Strokes - 1 cup of Devo - 1.5 tsp of Television - .5 tsp of Daft Punk - 2 heaping tbsp of cowbell Directions: 1. Add all ingredients to silver saucepan. Stir to combine. 2. Bring to a boil, then let simmer on medium-low heat for 56 minutes and 12 seconds. 3. Pour into a silver bowl. Garnish with extra cowbell and percussion as desired. 4. Serve and enjoy.
New York, you're bringing me down.
Bowie with an 808, innovative, bouncy and fun
Sharp and funky and emotional and cool all at the same time.
Don't have eloquent enough words to describe how great this album is. Entwined with crystal clear memories of the euphoria of dancing with friends at their gigs and hazier memories of dancing in fields at sunrise.
such a cool album, definitely a nostalgia trip. New York I Love You singlehandedly brings it from an 8 to a 9/10. my main criticism is that some of the songs feel a little too drawn out, but its still great
Indie dance music for people who don’t like indie dance music.
Great album. It’s an interesting mix of fun danceable (get innocuous, tone to get away, North American scum) juxtaposed with a few emotionally resonant masterpieces (Someone Great, All My Friends, New York I Love You). I hear prince, I hear electronic, I hear punk, I hear tribal rhythms. The repetitive style of the songs either put you in a dance trance or hammer home the reverence. I want to give this a 5, it deserves it, but I think Sound of Silver and Watch the Tapes, could’ve been left off for a perfect album. I’m stuck between 4-5. Might have to sleep on it.
An amazing album in its own right and my favourite by LCD. On rotation at least once every couple of months with James Murphy's trademark idiosyncratic style and attention to detail it always makes me smile/dance.
Massive Open, consistent diverse sounds somewhere between White Stripes and OK GO, and it does it for me. Hell yes.
The first song is an absolute banger, was actually a little disappointed with the rest of the album :(
J'ai été très surpris de ne pas tomber sur un album mais sur un Fast & Curious avec Hugo Clément. Pour autant je dois dire que certains moments m'ont beaucoup plu, comme par exemple celui où l'intéressé doit choisir entre les mots "réfléchir" et "agir" et qu'il répond "agir".
Derivative. Some songs remind me of Talking Heads, but without any passion. Oh hey, I remember this song from KEXP. “New York I love you but you’re bringing me down”
Not really a fan of this one, I knew of North American Scum already but the rest of the tracks all drone on for at least 2 minutes longer than necessary.
В Max Payne 3 было пару миссий-флешбеков, где действия разворачивались в нуарном Нью-Йорке вместо бразильских фавел. Контраст, что они производят, должен привносить разнообразие, дополнять происходящее. Мною же это воспринималось как издевательство, мол "Чувак, смотри, мы умеем, могли бы всю игру сделать приятной и интересной... но не захотели, хы-ы-ы-ы". На этих миссиях понимаешь, что смена сеттинга в триквеле - это просто лютый кал в рамках серии. Казалось бы, при чём тут ключи? Вроде очевидно, что последний трек альбома... похож на нормальную музыку. Перед этим ты почти смиряешься, что вот это монотонное повторение неприятных звуков и рандомных фраз может в определённый момент определённому человеку немного доставить. Но потом начинается последний трек и понимаешь "Ой не, нахуй это дерьмо, я ебал просто, нахуй этот кал, когда люди уже давно нормальную музыку придумали?". А, наверное, "чтобы расширять рамки восприятия, создавать что-то, отличное от созданного"? Не, ну ребят, давайте вы этот монотонный кал на фоне для себя как-нить наклепаете, а в топ уже чё-нить нормальное выкатите, а? Шоб вот включить, и весело. Или грустно. Или одухотворённо. А не скучно. Для последнего у меня есть "Две минуты тишины" за авторством Джона Леннона и Йоко Оно, захочется - на репит поставлю. Вышесказанное характерно для вступительного трека и с 5 по 8. В 2-4 всё же можно найти адекватные элементы. Но отличной музыкой назвать - вряд ли. North American Scum - хорошей, ладно. Отличной можно назвать лишь последний трек. Но это всё не вытягивает альбом даже до середняка.
ONe of my fav electronic albums
kept surprising me. fun would listen to again
<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 the best
Probably the best LCD Soundsystem, at least in terms of consistency. Hard to choose a rating, might give it a 4.5 if I had the option, as it trails off a bit at the end. Even if it's not perfect, it's really up there.
Wondered if it would have aged well. It did. Awesome.
Very long songs
Already listened, one of my favourite dance records of all time
Probably my favorite album of the 2000s. An absolute masterpiece. Kinda like a more electronic Talking Heads. 10/10 1. Us v Them 2. New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down 3. All My Friends
guilty as charged
Excelente disco, son muchos de los sonidos y ruiditos que me pueden fascinar en la música del siglo XXI. Agradecido por recordármelo porque lo tenía muy olvidado (años, años sin escucharlo). Su canción final me parece un cierre muy apagado, pero como de ya se acabó el chou, alv. No hay skips, aunque quizá "Time To Get Away" fue mi favorita por ahora, pero no me atrevo a afirmarlo definitivamente, pues todas tienen momentos grandiosos para mí. 10/10
It’s damn good. 10
fav tracks: get innocuous!, time to get away, watch the tapes, sound of silver, new york, I love you but you're bringing me down
Pretty much a perfect album
One of my favourite albums of all time. Just perfect from start to finish. All My Friends was a tough listen during lockdown. So many great memories associated with that song in particular.
Excellent, great sounds and tunes
A modern classic
I really liked it. I thought some songs went on a little long especially towards the end like Sound of Silver but they were all good. Some favorites as of now are All My Friends, New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, and North American Scum. Strong 8/10
El más grande disco del record collector rock. Lloré un par de veces, me alcanzó la edad. Mucha nostalgia con esto.
murphy's hitting his stride here. the sophomore effort features less improvisational lyrics and much richer production from S/T. SOS has some of his best songwriting in All My Friends and Someone Great-emotional bangers. and it's still got the dance vibes on Get Innocuous, NA Scum, and Us v Them. overall a remarkably balanced album. i tend to think This Is Happening is the high water mark, but I love this album and appreciate a reason to revisit it.
Rock del siglo XXI, progresivo y cañero, electrónico. Para bailar todo el rato. Moderno siempre.
21st May 2021 Listened to this throughout the day during an annoyingly busy Friday (normally dead). All My Friends is one of the greatest songs of the 00s as is this whole album. It's a shame that I got into LCD so late and that I've never seen them live. I hope one day they'll come back.
The best album from one of the best bands of the last 20 years!
Dancey, beautiful, and spunky
Good when good things stop retiring after a couple of years but this was good before that good thing happened
The Sound of Silver? No sir, this is a gold medal contender if ever I heard one.
beast. picture this, its 2007 and there are retarded 20 year olds wearing neon clothing thinking that their piss poor nu-rave scene is a groundbreaking thing and then james murphy comes up with this timeless classic to show them that you can mix dance music and guitar bands without having to murder a 90s classic. i'm looking at you the klaxxons. one of the worst bands to have ever existed.
Once again they demonstrate their absolute mastery of different musical genres. This is so much more than just a "dance/electronic" album. You can party to it and also relax. Just a great, great album. Best Tracks: North American Scum; Someone Great; All My Friends
A great rythmic album that made a cracking start to my day.Except the track "All of my friends" that just made my head ache with confusion of the piano notes.
Their absolute peak. Lyrically brilliant and untouchable for much of it. Pretty much no missteps and just a joy start to finish.
a fantastic album from start to finish.l and an album this is pretty close to being perfect. Just brilliantly crafted songs. I can’t see there there being a time when I don’t keep coming back to this.
Great electronic musics
Awesome album. Not usually a big fan of electronic music but this one hit right. Last song was my fav.
There are some real gems on this album. My faves are North American Scum, All My Friends, Us V Them, and New York . . .. Thanks to Wiki for letting us know that James Murphy and Tyler Hope both play the fun machine on Us V Them. How can you read that and not want to find out what a fun machine is? For the last LCD-S album sent to us, I waffled between a 4 and 5 and landed on 4. I like this LP at least as much and on this album they play the fun machine.
Electrifying album, that ends on an incredibly strong note. One of the best albums from the last 30 years
I think my favorite thing about this record is how every song on here feels like it begins with one instrument, and then slowly builds until it's a massive dance party. "North American Scum" is playing through my head whenever I travel abroad, and "All My Friends" is still one of my go-to depressed songs, even if it's somewhat about touring life. I fought against giving this a 5, but I don't really think I have any complaints, so a 5 it gets. Favorite tracks: "Get Innocuous!", "North American Scum", "Someone Great", "All My Friends"
Simply brilliant, as usual. will be listening again and crossing my fingers for a ticket to the return tour - one of the best live bands I've ever seen
Fantastic album, my 2nd LCD Soundsystem listen on this list and I think this was a bit better than the first, though I also really enjoyed that one. Definitely a band I've been turned onto from this journey, you can tell that there's a perfectionism going into the music but then there's also this "imperfect" element added in mostly through the vocal stylings, but you can tell it's there on purpose. Added a few songs to the playlist from this one.
Awesome post-rock. Killer beats, fun lyrics, just an all around banger.
Absolutely brilliant. Immediate must buy.
James Murphy is my spirit animal.
One of the best sounding albums ever
This album is just brilliant. Every single song takes some kind of irresistible groove and layers the shit out of it with different instruments and hooks. Read all about it
Dakle, ovo je definitivno album koji me uvijek potakne na cupkanje/densanje. Odličan, važan za dance-punk scenu kako nazivaju ovaj žanr. Definitivna devetka.
I didn't like LCD Soundsystem at the time they released their first three albums. I guess I was still a little too nostalgic for the nineties indie rock sound, and I found their party-driven, four-on-the-floor hits too shallow at first glance. But since those days, I've completely come around on what James Murphy set out to do with this band. Now I understand. Now I can shake my butt on those tracks AND appreciate the overall artistic intent, not to mention the often witty lyrics. Since those days, I've also learned to enjoy many classic albums by David Bowie and Talking Heads, and it's now clear to me why so many people at the time saw Murphy as the heir apparent of those legendary acts. So yeah, that string of three records LCD Soundsystem released during the aughts is part of my current CD collection and I often return to it. And this particular record here is probably the tighter, most effective of the lot. The first five tracks are absolute bangers, a relentless assault of clever sounds, mesmerizing rhythms and hooks, very much of their time, but still timeless. The simple, yet artfully thought-out arrangements on a track such as "Someone Great"--including that charming glockenspiel doubling up the main vocals--are showing how you can be both minimal *and* expansive for that sort of song (its runtime says 6 minutes, but they feel like three, honestly). Side B is more subtle, but it keeps you on your toes for its whole run. Those synth-processed backing vocals in the title track are nothing short of amazing, for example. And formidable closer "New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" is both ironic AND moving, which is a combination rarely reached in modern music. So it's easily five stars for me now. As the French say, only fools never change their minds... Number of albums left to review or just listen to: 907 Number of albums from the list I find relevant enough to be mandatory listens: 52 Albums from the list I *might* include in mine later on: 26 Albums from the list I will certainly *not* include in mine (many others are more important): 20
11/30 Really enjoyable dance Electro-pop album, it's got that late 2000s optimistic, positive sound to it. Standout Tracks: Get Innocuous!, North American Scum, Us V Them, Sound of Silver, New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down
A familiar classic
Very good not what i expected loved the laser disco punk vibe
Awesome. Never heard of it before. Sounds a lot like the raptors from Toronto. I would like to see if you came first
New York, I don't love you; always bringing me down
I enjoyed this much more than I expected. I never could get into this band but having to listen to the old album helped me figure out why people are into this band.
Enjoyed this one. Very different sounds in one album. Will be listening to some more of their stuff.
Solid solid album , quite angsty here and there , but I didnt actually mind it that much.
Begint met Kraftwerk - check ook 'American Dream' (album LCD Soundsystem 2017)
Great album and band, I loved Time to Get Away, All my Friends, and others had some great beats to listen to.
this was sick. supa heat :D
Fun electronic sound, very versatile album.
I’ve put off listening to this “band” right up until about an hour ago and for no real good reason other than it just seemed like something I wouldn’t like. But I did! It’s almost as if my blanket generalization based upon absolutely nothing turned out to be kind of a dumb thing to do. Huh. Anywho, I like the mix of melody to beat and the whole 80s vibe of a lot of this. I will be exploring more of the catalog now.
It's interesting that I hate that punk chorus sing along shit, but when LCD Soundsystem does it, it fees ironic. I like this. I've heard most of it. The final track hits particularly hard for me.
I've never been a huge fan of electronic music, but I really liked this album. Some of the songs went on a bit too long, but I enjoyed it for the most part.
Groovy record with lots of references and a bunch of really strong songs.
Not my style, pero chido. Sí me gustó en general, sobre todo las de atmosfera eterea como Someone Great (mi fav de este disco), pero le adelanté a varias porque son loops muy largos con muy pocas variaciones, lo cual aquí no me parece necesariamente mal, pero no en todos los casos lo aguanto. Mood: me suena a coldplay desde mi ignorancia de esta (banda?) pero con una propuesta mucho menos basic que colplay.
7/10. I didn't have super high expectations for an hour long electronic album, but I never really found myself disliking this one. There were bits where it felt a bit repetitive, sure, but not so long as to be unpleasant. That said, there were also no stand-out moments that make me want to rate it above a 7, so here I stand.
Soundtrack-able sounds and a range. Doesn't feel super cohesive but has some bangers.
I enjoyed this.
Loved the beats and vibe of the album much more than I was expecting. Missing the special something to get it to a 5 but listened through it a couple of times through before rating rather than moving onto a diff album so that gets it a 4
Enjoyable. Provoked discussion. Still feel like a lot of their tunes tease something more and then don't quite deliver, but enjoyable nonetheless. Would be a 3.5 if the masses weren't idiots and voted to keep this archaic system we have.
classic LCD, better than I remember it when I first listened like... 9years ago or so. The mix of electronics + normal rock instrumentation make an almost playful sound. Probably inspired Vulfpeck in a way
Great album. The instrumental music is instrument and the almost discordant vocals make the songs sound unique and interesting. All wrapped up nicely with the final song, which is just a classic. I enjoy music which speaks about things other than than cliche topics, LCD Soundsystem definitely does that.
Fone: KZ ZS10 Pegada meio Pink Floyd, gostei
When this was big among the cool kids, I used to think it was a bit repetitive. Now I'm a bit older and think I understand dance music better, and the themes of this album. This is middle aged dance punk and at 36 in 2021 it was a melancholy delight. A
buenos ritmos, sintes, etc. para escuchar entero haciendo algo
Just a fun listening experience. The vocals range from rather meloncholy and idealistic to quite wacky. I love the beats, and the combo of synths and guitar work so well. Fav Song: All My Friends
Great, big fan
Really liked this! 4.5 if I could. Sound of Silver, Someone Great were my favorite tracks
Would listen to again. Never really new anything about this band despite the hype but really dug this album.
Вообще первая половина прокачала, душевненько так, Толкин Хэдс напоминает опять же. Ну и там вокалист смешно иногда отыгрывает, как в North America Scum. Но второй не так сильно проникся, какая-то слишком уж репетативная, может надо многократно прослушивать, чтобы начать части различать. Но закрывашка классная тоже, как по мне. В целом на первых 4-5 песнях думал даже 9/10 дать, но всё же предпоследние песни чутка смущают, особенно Us v. Them, ну не стоит ей такой длинной и повторяющейся быть. По текстам тоже забавные моменты заметил, здоровая доля иронии — это всегда к столу. В целом на 8/10, думаю, сойдусь.
Never knew of their material...until I listened to the album. This is why I really dig this album generator. "New York I love you...." Great song.
Surprisingly i like it
solid. Very New York
All My Friends elevates this to modern classic on its own but on a whole its a belter of an album.
I like this more than I thought I would. I had previously tried this album but was being impatient and never gave it a full chance. Favorite Track : Get Innocuous! Least Favorite Track : Someone Great
This is an album I've already listened to, and I'll listen to it again. There is something about James Murphy's voice, his delivery, and the rest of the music that comes with it. In general I like LCD Soundsystem. I like this album too. "Someone Great" is my favorite track. On it's own, I would give "Someone Great" 5 stars. "Us vs. Them", "All My Friends", "Watch the Tapes", and "Get Innocuous!" deserve some attention as well. There are a couple of tracks that are "okay", but the album works as a whole. I would give this album 4.25 stars
I really like the whole vibe of this. I was always a fan of Daft Punk is Playing At My House and this is a bunch more of the same. Even the songs that go on forever I kind of like. Would listen again.
Super punchy beats all around, driving dance tunes with catchy hooks, sounds like this could be made today instead of 2007! Favs - All My Friends, North American Scum
Not really my thing, but I can appreciate the quality.
Enjoyed it far more than expected. Some great individual tracks, combined with an overall flow from start to finish. Will definitely re-visit.
Nice enough, not particularly my genre, i expect more complexity in the lyrics. Other than them, great sound!
This is a FUN listen. Nothing as immediately ear catching as Losing my Edge or Daft Punk ... at my House. But this is going into heavy rotation. 4 stars
Loved this. I have a backlog of albums to listen to but stuck this one on a second time.
Absolutely brilliant album. Iconic. Seriously good listen and nostalgic from the get go. Rescued this 1001 album process for me as I was one hip hop or folk album away from swallowing my phone so I couldn’t access this page any more. 4 stars because 5 is for a true masterpiece. It would be 4.5 if possible.
North American scum and all my friends were the only 2 songs I knew coming into this but set me up with high expectations. Get Innocuous! is a banger of an intro, really sets the tone and doesn't really feel like a 2007 song except for the female vocals, kraftwerk or similar vibes. Time to Get Away is more the vocal style I expected, cowbell-y drums and funk. I love north american scum, I listen to it several times a month if not weekly which is uncommon for me, "New York's the greatest if you get someone to pay the rent", "You see, I love this place that I have grown to know" always stick in my head about Dublin/Ireland when I think about continental europe and its better/later nightlife. someone great - Love a bit of synth when used sparingly and right and Someone Great is a great example of that, great contrast between the voice and the subject matter. "The coffee isn't even bitter Because, what's the difference?" "And it keeps coming and it keeps coming And it keeps coming 'til the day it stops" I always really like sad songs with upbeat melodies. All My Friends, poor keyboardist must be wrecked after this is played live. "You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan And the next five years trying to be with your friends again" is a great line. u vs them - "Bells!" their drummer is deadly on this track and in several others. watch the tapes - love that strummy and distorted sound that they use in several songs like this - "You, you turn 25 and now you're all out of escapes, c'mon" sound of silver - simple banger - sums up a lot of the albums nostalgia/time/aging feelings New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down - anyone want a ballad to end off here you go "But you're still the one pool Where I'd happily drown" a great love (and "hate") song to a place very high 4 but not a 5, possibly a low 5 really. I have given out a 5 I think should have been a strong 4 so will leave this at 4 but a really strong one.
Muy buen álbum!
Unleash the ravens
Two absolutely mind blowingly brilliant songs - the rest is quite good
Bleep, blip, bloop, but with funk and soul
-"Time to Get Away" gets groovy with a decent bassline -"North American Scum" is catchy. Or maybe just repetitive. It also has a cool synth rhythm -"All My Friends" has got a fast, upbeat instrumental -In "Us V Them" I like the high pitched cowbell (?) rhythm. Blame Zini if that isn't actually a cowbell -Not really my usual style, but has some solid tracks and energy that I enjoyed
Generally not a fan of electronic music but this is pretty good actually. North American Scum is punk rock. This isn't boring ambient stuff or just a collection of club beats. There are some songs in here.
A stone cold classic - even though Murphy is an arse.
Very talking heads
Still full of bangers, but when you’re not listening to one of those tracks it takes a bit of a dive
Perhaps the most approachable of their albums. That said, I still have to be in the right mood, and for whatever reason I'm usually not, but then a couple songs in... and they got me.
Always loved this album and James Murphy in general. Probably my favorite LCD album from start to finish
This is music that takes several listens to grow on you but after it has, I really enjoy it. It’s almost like being “in the know” in a weird way. Like you appreciate the little notes and specific little sounds that aren’t obvious on first listen. Well I do anyway. I frequently wonder how many on this list I didn’t like or felt meh about are the same way.
Could be maybe a bit more diverse but still a fantastic album. Us V Them is always a banger.
De lo mas interesante que he escuchado de la decada 2000-2010, cada canción con un sonido particular sin llegar a ser monotono. Nada fan de las canciones de 7 minutos.
"All My Friends" sounds like the Mr Rogers trolley music. This is such a weird album. It's a fun listen, even if at the same time I don't "get" the huge hype for the band...not really sure why this in particular is a top-1001? I do *almost* love it even if not my favourite type of music, but it definitely has its purpose - just that many of the songs a little too repetitive for me. Maybe that's the damn point of dance music? Eh - again - I had fun listening to it. I wouldn't call anything here musical genius or revolutionary but there is a surprising amount of diversity in the (again, repetitive) dance up-tempo rock, and the final song ("New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down") was a bit of a surprise. They sure like their cowbells, too. I'm feeling generous today - 4 stars. 7/10 4 stars
Each time I listen to this album, I turn it on thinking I'll just play it in the background. And each time I listen to this album, I find myself progressing from unconciously tapping me feet to cranking it up and signing along. I just love how nearly every song grows and builds. "All My Friends" and "New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down" both exemplify what I'm talking about. Overall, this is one of my favorite albums and it's already on my list of heavy rotation, so it's easy for me to give this 4 stars.
A precursor to the next 10 years of alt sound
Really enjoyed this one
liked this one, not going on heavy rotation anytime soon but was a decent listen
Funky sounds, cool percussion, I like how the vocals incorporate into the songs
Pretty dope! Funky and dancy with some weirder indie cuts. Pretty fun listen! 7/10
I keep forgetting I kind of like LCD Soundsystem. I think I prefer each song individually though, rather than a whole album at once!
Great little dance tracks set against, bitter sweet dystopian lyrics. Loved this, had not listened before but have had it on repeat since. Banger
good to listen to this as a full album. good stuff. 4
Enjoyed this album quite a bit.
Música electrónica y dance muy animosa. Venga, le pongo un 4.
Enjoyed coming back to this album.
Very enjoyable album. Wouldn't normally favor the genre but it was a fun listen. Fave track: North American Scum. Adore the punk influence.
Record collection rock: the dance remix. That's the annoying thing: the album is obviously great. It's clever, it's groovy, it rocks out, it's amusing, it's urbane. But it just tries one erg too hard to demonstrate that it's too cool for school. Imagine a posh kid bringing in a 100 quid skateboard to show off to his classmates, then tumbling off and breaking his front teeth on a kerbstone the first time he tries a grind. LCD Soundsystem don't embarrass themselves so (as I said, the album is great), but they always seem at risk of injuring themselves in their desire to impress. I suppose I could argue that, like a Tarantino film referencing Godard, part of the fun is clocking the allusions to Kraftwerk and Suicide and New Order and Pink Floyd and such and such, but that neglects the fact that at his worst, such trainspottery tendencies by Tarantino grate rather than amuse due to the perceived lack of a real emotional core. Really, I want to give this album 5 stars, but I hesitate at the sense of a brag over ownership of a mint-condition vinyl copy of Station to Station.
great running listen
amai heel goed
Deze is goed! aangename ontdekking. Al past de naam niet zo goed want door de naam keek ik er tegenop. time to get away is genieten
It’s great. At least half the songs are all-time classics. I imagine James Murphy is quite hard work though.
Really interesting sounds and melodies. The songs are really long.
Nice album, good for working.
Minha namorada já era fã da banda enquanto eu não fazia a mínima ideia de que existia. Talvez tenha a ver com o fato de ela ser dos EUA e alguns anos mais velha. Ouvimos enquanto a gente cozinhava a janta da terça à noite: arroz branco com Kunde, uma adaptação brasileira da comida nigeriana. O álbum mesmo não é tanto meu tipo de música, mas no final das contas acabei gostando.
Really strong and hooky, template for the future, love the counterintuitive moodiness in the dance templates.
Some of this is great, it's all pretty accomplished. Vocals are a bit whiney.
Quite enjoyed that
I tried really hard to hate this album. It's not really in my wheelhouse and - at least early on - the Casio keyboard sound annoyed me at the beginning of each track. But - it really kinda grew on me. I heard a little Beck, a little U2 at times - even some Stones-like vibes in fleeting moments. It kept me interested, and there really isn't a "bad" track on the whole album. I really dug "New York" - granted that was a big departure from the rest of the album. Good stuff, all around.
Listened just yesterday to it. Infectious and driving referencing all the good stuff that's came before and inventing new things along the way. James Murphy is a great guy and his personality just flows out of the music. 'All My Friends' is such an anthem.
det här tyckte jag mycket om
I love this album. So dancey and infectious. New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down is truly an all-time classic track.
Cool album. Very interesting instrumentation and songwriting combo. I enjoy LCD Soundsystem's early stuff more than their later stuff.
Just a nice shot of adrenalin. It checked my favorite box, that being an album I was completely unfamiliar with and enjoyed immensely right out of the box. I even listened multiple times and this pushed me to do over an hour on the treadmill while listening to it. In a nice piece of symmetry, as "Us V Them" was played at the end of the first episode of The Dropout, underscoring Elizabeth Holmes (or rather actress Amanda Seyfried) looking all smug. Actual rating is closer to a 4.5, there are just a few too many songs that pale in comparison to the bangers. But it's still a splendid surprise.
Resonant, funky, indulgent, a bit repetitive, and oh so nostalgic.
Where are your friends toniiiiight
I loved this album. It was so much fun. Their music is so interesting.
Actually pretty great. Driving, mesmeric rhythms and great attitude. Maybe a little monotonous, but that's probably the point.
I never fully got into LCD Soundsystem, although I don't dislike them either. They have some solid tracks that I enjoy listening to. This album specifically has some of my favorite tracks by them. Hard to choose between a 3 and a 4, but I'll lean towards 4.
I mean I’ve herd of the name but I have no clue what they entail… Get innocuous! has very strange but interesting vocals ( I don’t know if this will be a thing for the rest of the album) and it works well as an opener with the long instrumental build up. Time to get away starts off quite dull and it has very repetitive chorus which I don’t mind, the second half of the song is better because with the ( hoo hoo hoo’s) it just sounds more energetic I also like the outro on this one but it’s still not a favourite. North American scum has been lyrically best so far and i like the build up to the chorus but i’am starting to question his singing/ speaking style. Someone great has this weird sound what sounds like to someone doing then undoing a zip. The vocals are closer to that of get innocuous but I prefer it on here by looking at the repetitive lyrics I thought I would be annoyed by the bridge but it was probably the best. All my friends is the lyrically strongest at this point and it’s the first one I don’t have any criticism on the vocals for. This and many of the songs feel a bit too long all placed together for me as i’am used to albums with at most only one 7-9 minute song but i’am surprised how quickly they’re going past. Us v them is the longest song on here and i’am not to sure if it needs to be this long, it’s so repetitive lyrically but i like how the instruments build op on here, it does sound like a lot of the previous songs from a sonic perspective but more of a best of each bit then complete rip-off of before. Watch the tapes is good i mostly like the build up from pre chorus to chorus. Being one of the shortest songs though it did feel it was there to bridge gaps between us v them and Sound of silver the lyrics on here are so filler and so cringeworthy but I think the main attraction on this one are the instrumentals, which are good but it’s still my least favourite on the project. New York I love you but you’re bringing me down is a really strong lyrical song and a great pace changer for this group and it works perfect as a closer especially when it builds up. Overall I like this album i’am not too sure how often I would replay this because it seems like a grower, but I’ll perceiver as i can see why it’s good and there’s many fascinating songs. I thought that it only being 9 tracks that are mostly really long would put me off but due to the long song length it doesn’t matter so that’s good. I would also say that the best tracks on here are the most lyrically dense like all my friends.
This is a great album. One of the best dance albums I've ever heard, but it's the surprise songs that put this album over the top....New York I Love You...I mean come on what a song. But it's Someone Great that is the show stopper. No there's othing quite as great as Losing My Edge, but as a whole Sound if Silver beats the debut. 4.5 🌟
Ovo je bilo jako dobro. Nastavljam ih slusat.
Some banging tunes on this electro-dance-rock disc
Better than I remember - def worth a second, third or fifteenth take x
I found this more interesting than expected.
This is pretty cool for something I don't usually care about. I think this is the second time I've said this about an LCD sound system album here, so props I guess. Only real criticism is that it's too long and gets kinda repetitive. 3/5.
This was good considering how shit the other one was.
Im not sure what I expected from them, but it was OK
I enjoyed listening to this album. I liked someone great, all my friends, and New York I love you but you're bringing me down.
This was good. assumed they were a UK band but not so much!
Quite good. Sometimes chaotic.
Some good tunes
2-3 good tracks on here, couple real flat ones too...
Did quite get through the album, but suprisingly liked a lot of it.
Not really my flavor. Good background music.
Slept through most of it but first couple of songs didn't do it for me
Heard the name. Not familiar with the sounds.
Really enjoyed parts of this album. Very modern, with a mix of electronic and alt rock
Nice album. That's it.
Disco de 2007 con reminiscencias al pasado, quizá por el auge de los sonidos retro traídos por la tendencia hipster que pegaba en aquel momento. Agradable y ameno de escuchar, aunque sin llamar demasiado la atención.
They are not bad, I like the singer's voice style, reminds me a bit of the Cure and Jack White from the White Stripes. Some good songs in the album but overall, I think it lacks depth.Also, the songs are too long and repetitive.
Generic 6/10, didnt age that well
Not listened to this for a while! The album to convert indie kids to dance music. I can see why as they blend indie rock attitude with clattering dance beats all with added humor. Along with The Avalanches (who fully converted me to the merits of sampling) LCD sound system are the best of their genre and this is a pretty great album by a hugely talented band. All my friends is an absolute masterpiece but its the dance music parts i struggle with a bit, the repetitive beats 'over and over again' and it becomes dull. I was almost converted. I like it but I don't love it adn probably never will. Unless anyone's got some pills... 3/5
Monday album. Emoji Monday: 🕺🏻9️⃣0️⃣💲🔙🕰⭐️⭐️⭐️
It's well written, performed and produced but I found the energy quite linear and the songs dragged on a bit. There isn't much in the way of dynamics, very little change of pace/energy and nothing particularly catchy in terms of choruses. I'm also struggling to score on significance/legacy, particularly as it is a relatively recent album. This all sounds very critical but, In the face of overwhelmingly positive reviews, I felt it deserves a bit of extra justification. I actually don't think it's bad album, it's just not my vibe. 6/10
Niet echt mijn genre, maar desondanks vond ik het niet slecht
You dont have a friend in me
Experimental, interesting sounds. Heard of them before but never really listened. Knew the tracks North American Scum and Someone Great. Someone Great is actually a really lovely track, listened to it a few times over. Overall all enjoyable, easy 3.
Nice variety. Enjoyed the second half more. Fun to listen to.
Sans aucun intérêt, je n'ai même pas le coeur d'en rigoler, une imposture de plus dans la liste. Sauvé du massacre par le dernier son
If this is your style then you might like it, i find that i like other albums in this style better but still a good album but not really for me
The first song Get Innocuous was interesting in some places but also many times was in the verge of being boring. A little bit too much experimentation I think. The lyrics were good nonetheless. Time to Get Away - Funny in a strange way. I liked it. North American Scum - I thought the group was really from England. They made it clear they are not from England. Us v Them - Makes me want to do a trash dance. Sound of Silver - Very modern. Probably is the best track of the album. New York, I love you but you're bringing me down - a very good one.
Not that memorable, quite good as background music for working
Not a big fan of LCD but is an interesting record
Some ok tracks
Nothing too amazing, liked All My Friends but Sex is a better track. Prog rock at that length isn't my thing. Still musically interesting, lyrics are meh
3/5 - Didn't love it.
Digging the grooves, not really digging the lyrics. Too literal. Sound a bit derivative, but it may have just been the sound of the 00s
Beter dan verwacht, beetje mix tussen rock en disco zoals Solomon van GTA. Laatste nummer is wel echt een sterke afsluiting.
Not my favorite electronic style, but it is good.
honestly a bit underwhelming ... ofc the popular songs were enjoyable, but not really affecting. other stuff didn't hit at all and many of the songs were needlessly long.
Instrumentals were very solid, sounds like something a hipster in 2007 would think is super underground and cool
Uplifting electro-indie. Good, closer to 4 than 3, but not quite essential.
Good background music for a party. It's pretty good but not particularly memorable.
Some really good. Some really bad. A solid 3 star album.
This list made me re-evaluate LCD Soundsystem when it generated American Dream. Prior to hearing that album, I had written this band off based on multiple listens. Sound of Silver isn't nearly as good as American Dream - and I don't think anything else in their discography is going to measure up to that album for me - but it is pretty good.
Bonnes chansons mais beaucoup trop longues pour ce que c'est.
Sound of Silver is the second studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. Musically, Sound of Silver has been described as dance-punk, dance-rock, electronica, electronic rock, and indie rock. The Guardian's Dorian Lynskey singled out the "devastating emotional punch" of "Someone Great" and "All My Friends" for praise and described the album as "dance-rock for grown-ups: extraordinary." Robert Christgau, writing in MSN Music, remarked that the album contained "one song so irresistible it makes you think the other tracks are songs too, which sometimes they are," later assigning it a two-star honorable mention rating.
Thoroughly 'interesting' background music. Couldn't pick out a single track. Perhaps would improve with a second listen
A catchy dance-rock album. Into the electronica sound, but it gets a bit repetitive by the end of the album.
7,0/10 Mt legal
Decent electronica album.
I love New York I Love You But You Are Bringing Me Down. But overall not one of my favourites a little derivative of some earlier rock bands and the influence of several of them is obvious I think. not the worst but not the best!
Lucy crystal dynamic
I've always heard people talk about LCD sound sound system. I've never really listened to them ever. This album wasn't bad, but it wasn't my thing. Maybe there is such a thing as too much cowbell?
I've come around on LCD Soundsystem but they're still pretty hit or miss for me. I did enjoy more songs than I disliked on this one
Funny, aware indie EDM.
i actually thought it was a very fun album to listen to. i feel like if there was one really good song i would give a 4, but it isn’t quite there. 7/10, it was groovy and i like his unique voice
I like their blend of electro and rock, but LCD Soundsystem are one of those bands for which I've never really understood the critical acclaim. The album's fun, the lyrics transgressive, but I'm not sure the sound is particularly unique or pioneering
3, predugo traju neke pisme, dalo bi se opet poslusat
LCD hacked the algorithm.
not bad actually, never listened to them before but good music while working
I do like LCD Soundsystem, but on the day we had it, I wasn't in the mood - I was probably hungover - so didn't rate it. Listening again today, it's super repetitive, but still digging the jam.
Started strongly but tailed off. Loved the energy of the first track
Not quite my thing, sounds fun at times, but there are elements that lose me. To be entirely honest, given all the hype surrounding the album, it wasn’t the masterpiece I was expecting. Still good. Especially a few bangers. I dunno, maybe I’ll learn to like it more. Some fun dancing songs, but sometimes I left it lacked a dynamic range in places.
Most of the songs start out with some cool beats and hooks but then they seem to keep going on forever and overstay their welcome. If they mixed it up a bit and threw in some variety this album would have been far better. When the last song, NY I love you came on the change of pace was a blessed relief but alas it came too late.
It gets off to a good start with Get Innocuous! which is nicely layered and rhythmic. I like the crisp production throughout, though I think I would have preferred less reliance on a drum kit and a bit more electronic kick drum to make it more dance-floor friendly, but that would have been a different animal. For me, the jury is still out on the lyrics and vocal style, which can be unmelodic and shouty at times. The last 3 songs don’t do it for me.
I really liked it at the beginning, but it does start to drag. I found the lyrics playful which made me want to listen in, but the album just got so repetitive that I had to break it into chunks to listen to it. There was a lot of upbeat slightly electronic inspired rock music in 2007 and this effort is better than most, but overall, I didn't find it to be earth-shatteringly good
Don't listen to a lot of electronic music, so it's hard for me to judge. Sounds fine to me!
No my usualy sort of music but suprisingly enjoyable. An intersting fusion of techno-ish music with a punk-like feel and even some more rock-like songs. A real mixed bag of tunes here. But nonetheless enjoyable! Especially the slower song at the end of the album.
Electronic music is normally not my favourite, although combined with a bit of rock it’s not that bad. Won’t be my favourite genre but I can listen to albums like this now and then. Favourite songs: - North American scum - New York I love you, but you’re bringing me down
Over the past year, I've sampled some of LCD Soundsystem's songs. They're pretty good. I like the vintage synth sounds. I like the arrangments. The First song here is an example. It starts as a repetitive drum sample and fades in more and more instruments until...you're dancing. I like the vocals. But, I'm just not sure this is the type of music I want to reach for. I think it's good but rarely suits the mood. But I think James Murphy has done something incredible to make this music so broadly-appealing. I think they played Madison Square Garden on a couple night stand. I mean, that's big.
No prior known experience of LCD Soundsystem. On paper sounded like it could be up my street and Us v Them is a good track but mostly this was more boring than I'd anticipated. Repetitive loops and uninspired lyrics. I'd give it 2.5 but I reckon I could enjoy it more in a tent at a festival so on that loose premise I'll generously add half a star.
Elektronisk inde rock, alternativt, nice lukker, moderne
Quite enjoyed it mostly. I loved Us v Them and played it several times but some of the tracks just went on too long. 3*
Not a bad album, it's good music, missing something though. Maybe missing drive, or maybe it was just negatively impacted by the fact I listened to it on a treadmill. Either way, I'm not driven to return besides a couple songs.
I haven’t generally been a fan of this band, though this one grew on me over its course. Still strikes me as not as smart as it thinks it is, and at this point I’ve had enough “I’m from New York” attitude to last a lifetime. It’s just a place, you’re not special for being from (or being in) some particular place.
áhugavert að stúdera hvernig þessi gaur gerði þetta
There are elements of this I like - the parts where they sound a bit Talking Heads-like with the quirky, bouncy melodies over a good funky groove - but also parts that I don't really care for - the inorganic feel to it, the repetitiveness and monotonousness that sometimes makes the songs seem 10 minutes long. Overall not bad, but not great. 3 stars.
Funky! But ballads aren’t for me Lots of unreal funk
I enjoyed, but not as much as the last album by LCD sound system.
After "all my friends" I was prepared to drop a 4 on this. But the spoons/cowbell were too much.
Reminded me of Talking Heads but not quite as good. Still an enjoyable listen.
Not something I'll come back to but it was interesting and unexpectedly a good listen!
Thought I would hate this. No, I should hate this. But, do I actually like it? Electronic dance music. Hmmm. I do like it. 4 on a first listen. Last 2 songs could have been removed for a better album. Almost lowers it to a 3.
It's alright, not many stand out tracks. It's a nice genre to do work to
listened before didn't love it
Not much to say, I like a lot more of the less-popular tracks than the singles. okay.
The cover looks like a psychological thriller movie poster. Not sure what to expect. The track titles seem much more playful. Giving it a spin and ... electronica. OK! Actually, meh. Starts strong but drags on and on. There is some electronica or dance or experimental music that I like a lot but this isn't it. I don't hate it, but nothing grabs me about it. I am lukewarm on the vocals (2/5) though I do like the lyrics pretty well (3.5/5) but the music isn't doing it for me (2/5) there are interesting stretches (4/5) but it all winds up repetitive (2/5) although in a few cases that gave it time to grow on me (us v them)(3/5). Fave tracks: Get Innocuous!, All My Friends I can't say I'm clear why this album is on this list. Based on the reviews some people (who were young when I was not) have *very* fond memories of this album. A little ecstasy goes a long way, I guess.
Boring. At first I thought this was a British band because of how slow it was. It reminds me of that "human music" joke from the tv show Rick and Morty. It's music that could be played on any radio station, at any time of the day.
I enjoyed this album and felt it was one of lcd’s better albums. Their songs have such an interesting style and range. The beats are solid and unique. Lyrically there is some depth but sometimes it feels a little pretentious. Overall pretty good. 7.0/10
I was vaguely familiar with North American Scum before - which i think is a great song. Otherwise wasn't really familiar with this band, and happy to make their acquaintance
Snotty party music.
Lautes Background sound und rhythmisch Musik , Stimme ist manchmal detone
Paikoin vekkulia ja ihan toimivaakin, mut kokonaisuutena liian ykstoikkosta
Luulin jo hetken käynnistäneeni pornhubin, mutta "musa" tulikin sporttarista. Tosin pornossakin lienee paremmat musat nykyään....
Not bad, not really me but some good stuff.
Did not enjoy
First impression (first song) makes me think of Fatboy Slim. Very produced, very repetitive. Things didn't change after that. I didn't hate everything about this, but the repetitiveness wore me out and I got tired of it. Tried out every song, but didn't listen to each one entirely.
I never listened to LCD Soundsystem before, even knowing the band by the name. It's a strange album that sounds "strange" to me. First I thought that it was "too much experimental", but I like experimental music too, so this is not the problem. In short, I didn't like it too much, but It had some very good songs, like the last one, for example. I'll not listen to it again in the next weeks, but maybe it deserves a second try some day.
Highlights: North American Scum I probably wasn't really aware of LCD Soundsystem outside of Us V Them from Burnout: Paradise, and that's generally a song I skip ("Us....Them....Over and over again" over and over again). I did enjoy North American Scum, and can appreciate the self-deprecating humor, it's clear that LCDSS generally doesn't take themselves too seriously. Low-fi dsynths and indie-rock vibes should be more interesting than this, but it just isn't. Not really a fan.
Is ok maar meh
I liked one song.
Não sou propriamente um entendido na área, mas julgo que isto seja música eletrónica. Em comparação com o que já ouvi é melhor, mas não deixa de ser algo que não me agrade. Note:4/10
A bit of OMD, but generally quite tedious
Not really my jame
Album feels like a rough draft, has some cool rhythms but the tracks all feel lacking. No direction either
The beats are fine, but it's got a weird talk-y feeling to it that kind of takes away from the electronic coolness. Think your dad doing karaoke in a dance club.
Sounds like someone took a Lou Reed or David Bowie figure and gave him an electro ethos with a hip hop kinda energy. Not something I’m inclined to love.
Hmm. Human music. I like it
It was alright, a bit too electronic for me. 2/5 stars.
First listen. Just ok for me.
Not bad, bit samey
doesnt move me
On the plus side, it's always good for me to listen to music and genres I rarely hear. This one is pretty far away from the kind of music I usually play. I listened to it all the way through, hoped it would grab me, but it just didn't. Mostly felt indifferent to it, and at times a little annoyed by it.
Was kind of progressive and too weird for me
This is like a not very good amalgamation of much of the 'alternative' music that was popular in the mid-late 2000s. Bloc Party + The Strokes + The Killers + Hot Chip - any original and interesting elements = this. When dance-rock is done well it can be epic (e.g. EXRMNTR), but this is, like a lot of the similar 2006-2009ish output, just sounds dated and generic now. 1.5/5.
The lead track isn't lying - this LP arrives with a lot of pomp and circumstance only to retread 1-2 loops for seven minutes at a time, leading to an album full of mildly peppy background music. James Murphy tries to add some flair in the vox, but lacks the delivery, creativity, and quality of not being an asshole to make things work.
Electro-Punk? Post-New Wave? Neo-Techno? My thinking about LCD Soundystem has always been that you had to be there to get it. And I was a long way away from here... It has that false DIY vibe (cc. Arular), but with none of the charm home made one man shows are supposed to promote. It just seems rather mechanical...
It was ok. basic industrial boom like prodigy but also reminded me of weird bjork stuff in the way of random song building and samples
Didn't enjoy any of it really - long songs that just drag on tbh
Very samey. These songs don’t need to be as long as they are
Alternative dance in 2007? Well that idea conjures a series of nostalgic scenes. We all know that there's a dance electronic band that ruled the 2000's. That's right, I'm talking about The Black Eyed Peas. Wait, what? LCD Soundsystem? Who are they? Oh, The White Stripes trying to make electronic music? That's interesting. So... people used to DANCE to this? Lmao. I think they could make a kickass punk album, but of course, it was already 2007 and they had to touch at least one music trend at the time such as EDM. They did it horribly, btw, or maybe I'm just biased against the personally boring EDM music.
Big giant MEH from me. It had some decent moments but I didn’t care for it overall.
Didn't really make any impact on me. I think it was quite groovy in places...
Not into this at all.
peepee fart butt
They don't do brevity, do they? Not sure I really get on board with combining Kraftwerk and Moroder with post-millennial irony. There's a kind of lassitude that squats at the heart of this project that turns me off. The music isn't good enough to pull me back. Repetition has its place as a tool for creating an ambience, but alas, that place is not on an LCD Soundsystem album.
I managed to go through the album while having somewhat enjoyed exactly 1 song. It's noisy, in a bad way
Never listened to this band before - I assumed I wouldn't like it. I was right. It's horrible.
What utter boring rubbish
By golly, I really did not like this album. Yuck. Some of the songwriting is good, but even then, the background instrumentals are just awful. I don't like the looping approach taken on a lot of these songs. The songs will start by slowly adding each layer, and then the song is just kind of stuck with that as it goes on. It can't really change much from then on. The melody will change, and they might add another layer, but that's it. I liked the last song okay I guess, although it was off to a rocky start. The second to last song though...ugh. Too long, and very bad.
Wow. This sounds like absolute garbage to me. Why do people enjoy this? I really don't understand at all.
2021.11.30 north american scum watch the tapes new york, i love you
Sorry, but it's not the kind of music I listen to...
Not for me, never got the hype for this first time around either.
Holy crap this is repetitive and every song is too long. So many of the sounds are annoying AF.
I don't like this band at all
So obnoxiously repetitive. “North American Scum” might be one of the ugliest songs I’ve ever heard. Trying to sound 80s without the authenticity.
Love, love, love