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Sound of Silver

LCD Soundsystem

2007

Sound of Silver

Album Summary

Sound of Silver is the second studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem. The album was released jointly through DFA and Capitol Records in the United States and EMI elsewhere, first on March 12, 2007, in the United Kingdom. Sound of Silver was produced by the DFA and recorded during 2006 at Long View Farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts and DFA Studios in New York, New York. Upon release, Sound of Silver received acclaim from music critics, and it was later nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. The group's later released EP, entitled A Bunch of Stuff, was composed entirely of songs from this album.

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Rating

3.5

Votes

4967

Genres

  • Rock
  • Electronica
  • Indie
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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.

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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.

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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.

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5

New York, you're bringing me down.

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5

Bowie with an 808, innovative, bouncy and fun

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5

Sharp and funky and emotional and cool all at the same time.

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5

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.

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5

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

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5

Indie dance music for people who don’t like indie dance music.

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5

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.

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5

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.

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5

Massive Open, consistent diverse sounds somewhere between White Stripes and OK GO, and it does it for me. Hell yes.

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5

The best single LCD Soundsystem studio album for sure. I love everything they did through the MSG "farewell" run, shame that James Murphy has become cringe ever since reforming the band

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4

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.

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3

The first song is an absolute banger, was actually a little disappointed with the rest of the album :(

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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".

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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”

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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.

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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.

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So obnoxiously repetitive. “North American Scum” might be one of the ugliest songs I’ve ever heard. Trying to sound 80s without the authenticity.

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5

Awesome!

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5

ONe of my fav electronic albums

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5

kept surprising me. fun would listen to again

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5

<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 the best

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5

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.

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5

mastapeece

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5

Wondered if it would have aged well. It did. Awesome.

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5

Very long songs

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5

Already listened, one of my favourite dance records of all time

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5

A gem

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5

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

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5

guilty as charged

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5

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

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It’s damn good. 10

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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

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5

Pretty much a perfect album

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5

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.

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5

Excellent, great sounds and tunes

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5

Obvs

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5

A modern classic

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5

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

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5

El más grande disco del record collector rock. Lloré un par de veces, me alcanzó la edad. Mucha nostalgia con esto.

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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.

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Already

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Rock del siglo XXI, progresivo y cañero, electrónico. Para bailar todo el rato. Moderno siempre.

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⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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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.

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Amazing.

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5

The best album from one of the best bands of the last 20 years!

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5

Dancey, beautiful, and spunky

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Classic.

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5

Good when good things stop retiring after a couple of years but this was good before that good thing happened

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5

The Sound of Silver? No sir, this is a gold medal contender if ever I heard one.

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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.

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5

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

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5

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.

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5

Their absolute peak. Lyrically brilliant and untouchable for much of it. Pretty much no missteps and just a joy start to finish.

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5

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.

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5

Great electronic musics

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5

A classic!

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5

Awesome album. Not usually a big fan of electronic music but this one hit right. Last song was my fav.

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5

Guay!

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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.

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5

Electrifying album, that ends on an incredibly strong note. One of the best albums from the last 30 years

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5

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"

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5

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

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5

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.

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Vicious!

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5

Awesome post-rock. Killer beats, fun lyrics, just an all around banger.

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Iconic electronica

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Absolutely brilliant. Immediate must buy.

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James Murphy is my spirit animal.

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One of the best sounding albums ever

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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

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Dakle, ovo je definitivno album koji me uvijek potakne na cupkanje/densanje. Odličan, važan za dance-punk scenu kako nazivaju ovaj žanr. Definitivna devetka.

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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

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Constantly rhythmic, always evolving, subtly complex. Lyrics that slide between dancefloor anthems and deeper emotional outpours. A complete masterpiece.

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5

I love this album, the driving , dancy rhythms. Always loved 'Someone Great' and 'All My Friends'.

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6/24/2022 - ALBUM #148 Today's Album: "Sound Of Silver" by LCD Soundsystem - This album is freaking phenomenal. I had been exposed to LCD Soundsystem in the past, through their follow up to this project, This Is Happening, and they quickly became one of my favorites pop outfits. The mastery of control over sound was immediately noticable from that record, and I'm happy to say they're just as talented in this project than they were on their next, if not even better. In this album, each of the songs are an incredible showcase of the sonic range of this artist. The track Get Innocuous! is a great introduction to the pumping basslines, diligently crafted synth tones, lively drum play, and the frequent auxiliary sounds that keep each bar feeling interesting and fresh. It feels like there was so much intention put into each little section of the track so that even though there are a lot of looping parts, it very rarely feels boring or played out. The vocal performance is also absolutely incredible and the track It's Time to Get Away is a great showcase of this, with these falsetto flourishes that he maintains such solid control over. Another great example is the pretty much perfect track that is, "New York I Love You, but You're Bringing Me Down", which may be one of the best vocal performances I have heard in terms of range alone. It also serves as a fantastic closer for this album, taking the amazing energy from Sound or Silver and taking it down a notch in order to build to a climactic and satisfying conclusion. The track Someone Great also stands out as a really great track, managing to stay entertaining and sound beautiful for a whopping 6.5 minutes. I think the real star of the show for this album, though, is the production. The way that the sounds are mixed makes a listen of this album with headphones an absolutely memorizing experience and each instrument, especially the drums synths, have such perfect effects on them, making the album feel effortlessly enjoyable and like it will be able to be enjoyed for a long time without feeling dated. Overall, this album is just spectacular and mesmorizing. It feels like I could listen to this 1000 times and I would still notice new sounds due to how sonically dense it is. Give this one a listen if you like indie pop, electronic music, or just want something to go crazy dancing to.  Highlights:  Get Innocuous!, Time to Get Away, North American Scum, Someone Great, All My Friends, Us V Them, Watch the Tapes, Sound of Silver, "New York I Love You, but You're Bringing Me Down"  Score:  8.75/10 Absolutely phenomenal electronic indie-pop

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Beste Album van LCD, samen met american dream; iets meer dance, maar zo cool en gelaagd.

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I absolutely loved this. A dance party the whole time and the perfect thing to blast when you’re ready to move.

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I said a few weeks ago on this list that The Suburbs by Arcade Fire was the definitive millennial rock album. After listening to Sound of Silver today maybe 3 times I don’t think I was wrong, but I really had to give my statement some thought. I had known most of the big LCD Soundsystem songs but had never listened to any of their albums all the way through. I think I had also maybe seriously started listening to them in 2010 when they were wrapping up the band for the first time. This was such a triumph to listen to. Starts strong, doesn’t ever lose steam and is the rare album that saves its strongest song for the end. I’m not into dance or electronic music (although have dug some of the records on this list) but this just transcends a bunch of genres into its own thing. It has the elements of scrappy garage rock that make it so exciting and immediate, and the the repetition of rave and dance that just puts you in a higher state of being. This is the music of being a young dirtbag in the city, living away from home for the first time and feeling invincible before your back starts hurting. Amazing supplemental material to this album: the Franz Ferdinand cover of All My Friends is so good. Amazing song for Franz. In addition: the video on YouTube of New York I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down with Kermit singing. Seemingly the official video? I would give 6 stars if I could.

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5

This was long overdue for a relisten, I REALLY liked this album. The title track, "North American Scum," "Watch the Tapes," and "All My Friends" were my faves.

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5

This album makes me want to dance, shimmy, and shake. All My Friends is a magnificent song. I love the repeated synthesizer part that drives throughout the song. I sincerely hope this part is on a digital loop for live shows and that there isn’t somebody that has to play that same repeating notes for 7+ minutes. I could nitpick a couple things like 8 1/2 minutes being too long for Us V Them and a couple funky cowbell-like sounds, but I won’t. This electro-pop, sometimes bordering on trance-pop, sound is remarkable. Now let’s dance!

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5

Two wrongs don't make a right, but two negatives equal a positive ... (?) This is one of those albums that I should absolutely hate and for some reason I cannot explain, I absolutely love. The repetition, the fake-ass drum machines the doink! doink! doinks... should drive me crazy but I keep coming back to this album and all of LCDS work. The only thing I have to explain this is the underlying bitter tone and sarcasm of James Murphy. That paired along the mostly no frills pseudo-80's electronica acts a double negative. Best tracks, North American Scum, New York, I Love You, Get Innocuous!, Someone Great. Actually this whole album is great and should be required for anyone doing multiplication with two negatives.

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5

Great album with a lot of classic LCD tunes

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5

I was really excited when this album came up. I listened to it a lot when it debuted and have a lot of great memories of it being on when hanging out with friends. The first 3 LCD albums are all superb but if I had to choose a fav, this is it.

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5

Listening to this is like wearing a weighted blanket (insert heart). Reminds me of my peak NYC living years. Struck by how much "NY, I Love You But You Are Bringing Me Down" reminds me of Violent Femmes this time around. Favorite tracks this listen: "Time to Get Away" & "All My Friends".

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5

This for me is a 5. I love lcd, I love this album. All my friends is my favorite song of all time, I love it so so so much and whenever I hear it I have so many emotions pop up. It has been with me for so many years and seeing them live was so cool and incredible and hearing my favorite song live was spectacular. I was ironically by myself listening to all my friends. The top songs from this are all my friends, someone great, new york I love you but you're bringing me down, but they're all great. the backstory of this album is so interesting. I just love everything about it. They're def not for everyone but I think if people gave them a fair chance they would actually enjoy their music. always 5 minutes and up which is actually kind of great considering all my friends is 7 minutes long and I never want it to end. it's a good move to pick a favorite song that's really long. happy to listen to my favs.

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5

fuzzy, danceable, goovy, eletronic, funny, james murphy playing in my basement

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5

It's almost as if LCD Soundsystem is custom tailored specifically for my musical taste. His influences are impeccable and he brings them together in such a way that makes it seem fresh. I think it largely has to do with his more down to earth, at times even vulnerable, lyrics and vocal delivery. Perfect balance of electronic and human elements with just the right amount of humor thrown in. Love pretty much everything about his approach and never get tired of it. If there were only one band we could use as a model for what we are doing musically, this would be it for me.

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5

This was a great album, a wonderful blend of rock and electronic, funky and emotional. Some really great tracks here and just a great journey throughout! Favourite: All My Friends

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5

Toe-tapper after toe-tapper on this album. Originality was something sorely lacking at this point in music history but LCD Soundsystem tapped into something very unique to create “nu-disco” and this album is a pure celebration of this fact. The best songs they would ever write including the soaring “All My Friends”. That song alone would merit 5 stars to be quite frank. Incredible album.

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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

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4

A familiar classic

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4

Very good not what i expected loved the laser disco punk vibe

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dece

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4

Awesome. Never heard of it before. Sounds a lot like the raptors from Toronto. I would like to see if you came first

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4

New York, I don't love you; always bringing me down

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4

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.

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4

New jam

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Different

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4

Enjoyed this one. Very different sounds in one album. Will be listening to some more of their stuff.

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4

Solid solid album , quite angsty here and there , but I didnt actually mind it that much.

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4

Begint met Kraftwerk - check ook 'American Dream' (album LCD Soundsystem 2017)

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4

Great album and band, I loved Time to Get Away, All my Friends, and others had some great beats to listen to.

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4

really enjoyed

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4

this was sick. supa heat :D

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4

Fun electronic sound, very versatile album.

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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.

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4

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.

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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.

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4

Groovy record with lots of references and a bunch of really strong songs.

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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.

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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.

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4

Soundtrack-able sounds and a range. Doesn't feel super cohesive but has some bangers.

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4

I enjoyed this.

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4

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

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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.

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4

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

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4

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.

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4

Fone: KZ ZS10 Pegada meio Pink Floyd, gostei

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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

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4

buenos ritmos, sintes, etc. para escuchar entero haciendo algo

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4

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

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4

Great, big fan

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4

Really liked this! 4.5 if I could. Sound of Silver, Someone Great were my favorite tracks

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4

Would listen to again. Never really new anything about this band despite the hype but really dug this album.

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4

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.

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4

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.

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4

Surprisingly i like it

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4

solid. Very New York

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4

All My Friends elevates this to modern classic on its own but on a whole its a belter of an album.

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4

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

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4

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

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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.

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4

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

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4

Not really my thing, but I can appreciate the quality.

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4

Enjoyed it far more than expected. Some great individual tracks, combined with an overall flow from start to finish. Will definitely re-visit.

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4

06.05.2021.

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4

Nice enough, not particularly my genre, i expect more complexity in the lyrics. Other than them, great sound!

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4

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

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4

Loved this. I have a backlog of albums to listen to but stuck this one on a second time.

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4

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.

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4

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.

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4

Muy buen álbum!

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4

Unleash the ravens

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4

Two absolutely mind blowingly brilliant songs - the rest is quite good

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4

Bleep, blip, bloop, but with funk and soul

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4

-"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

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4

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.

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4

A stone cold classic - even though Murphy is an arse.

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4

Very talking heads

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4

Still full of bangers, but when you’re not listening to one of those tracks it takes a bit of a dive

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4

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.

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4

Always loved this album and James Murphy in general. Probably my favorite LCD album from start to finish

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4

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.

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4

Could be maybe a bit more diverse but still a fantastic album. Us V Them is always a banger.

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4

Chirpy

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4

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.

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4

"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

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4

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.

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4

A precursor to the next 10 years of alt sound

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4

Really enjoyed this one

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liked this one, not going on heavy rotation anytime soon but was a decent listen

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4

Funky sounds, cool percussion, I like how the vocals incorporate into the songs

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4

Pretty dope! Funky and dancy with some weirder indie cuts. Pretty fun listen! 7/10

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4

I keep forgetting I kind of like LCD Soundsystem. I think I prefer each song individually though, rather than a whole album at once!

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4

Great little dance tracks set against, bitter sweet dystopian lyrics. Loved this, had not listened before but have had it on repeat since. Banger

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4

good to listen to this as a full album. good stuff. 4

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4

Loved it!

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4

Enjoyed this album quite a bit.

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4

Música electrónica y dance muy animosa. Venga, le pongo un 4.

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4

Enjoyed coming back to this album.

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4

Very enjoyable album. Wouldn't normally favor the genre but it was a fun listen. Fave track: North American Scum. Adore the punk influence.

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4

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.

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4

great running listen

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amai heel goed

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4

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

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4

It’s great. At least half the songs are all-time classics. I imagine James Murphy is quite hard work though.

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4

Really interesting sounds and melodies. The songs are really long.

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Nice album, good for working.

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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.

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4

Really strong and hooky, template for the future, love the counterintuitive moodiness in the dance templates.

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4

Some of this is great, it's all pretty accomplished. Vocals are a bit whiney.

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4

Muito bom.

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Quite enjoyed that

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4

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.

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det här tyckte jag mycket om

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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.

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4

Cool album. Very interesting instrumentation and songwriting combo. I enjoy LCD Soundsystem's early stuff more than their later stuff.

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4

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.

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4

Resonant, funky, indulgent, a bit repetitive, and oh so nostalgic.

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03/09/22

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Where are your friends toniiiiight

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4

I loved this album. It was so much fun. Their music is so interesting.

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4

Actually pretty great. Driving, mesmeric rhythms and great attitude. Maybe a little monotonous, but that's probably the point.

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4

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.

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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.

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4

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 🌟

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