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american dream

LCD Soundsystem

2017

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american dream
Album Summary

American Dream (stylized in all-lowercase on digital releases) is the fourth studio album by American rock band LCD Soundsystem, released on September 1, 2017, by DFA and Columbia. It was announced on January 5, 2016, the day after it was revealed that the band was reuniting after a disbandment lasting nearly five years. It is the band's first album in seven years, following This Is Happening (2010). This album reached number 1 on the Top Rock Albums chart and was LCD Soundsystem's first record to top the US Billboard 200. Prior to release, LCD Soundsystem performed at large music festivals as well as smaller shows to promote their reunion. "Call the Police" and "American Dream" were released together as the album's lead single on May 5, 2017, and "Tonite" was released as the second single on August 16, 2017. "Oh Baby" was later released as a single on September 20, 2018. The album received widespread acclaim from music critics, appeared on many year-end lists, and was named "Album of the Year" by Mojo and Uncut. The album performed well commercially and became the band's first number-one album in the United States, Canada, and Portugal. At the 60th Annual Grammy Awards, the album was nominated for Best Alternative Music Album and "Tonite" won the Grammy Award for Best Dance Recording.

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3.16

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11750

Genres

  • Rock
  • Post Punk
  • Electronica
  • Indie

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Sun Jan 17 2021
1

Putting it simply, I just hated this album. Putting it not so simply... This album sounded like the results of a music comp teacher telling their class to create a song that is dance music that you are unable to dance to. It sounds like what Norwegians think peak dance music is. I don't know who this appeals to. It was too atmospheric to groove to. It was too shrill and discordant to chill to. There were a couple parts of a couple songs that I actually liked, but the songs are soooooo long, it was like going to a theme park when it's too busy and you stand in line for 2 hours for a 30 second ride. As the final 12 minute song wore on, all I could think about was how much I wanted it to end, like it was the last 5 minutes of a lecture and I really have to pee. Does this album belong on the list of 1001 albums you need to listen to before you die? No, I guess? It was released in 2017, a time in which there is practically infinite music. It's better than the stuff I hear when I put Bandcamp on shuffle, but that's about all I can say about it. Listen to something else. My personal enjoyment: 0.5/5 Does it belong on this list: 1/5

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Mon Mar 29 2021
1

Over an hour of unflappably midtempo disco rock - occasionally stimulating, other times embarrassing - over which James Murphy grouses that 'I've got nothing to say', 'I can't get out of bed', 'Keep your thoughts to yourself' and 'I've been misunderstood', his bland voice pushed forward just enough that it doesn't get lost in the dirge-thump. There are smarter lyrics in here than the ones I've quoted, but these represent the main case statement: that the band intends to make a virtue out of having nothing much to say.

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Tue Jun 01 2021
5

Pussy bustin' fun. That's the real American dream. Just getting paid and getting laid.

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Sat Nov 27 2021
2

Why not offer "Sound of Silver" here instead of "american dream"? This comeback record feels wary, restrained, earnest, even (omg) unironic. Karaoke with your boss instead of drunk with your friends. SoS was brilliant, snarky, fun and genuine. I hope/wish that it will show up on this list instead. But then you wonder if the energy and snark of SoS would be sustainable - if LCD should even bother making any other records and just quit and get jobs as accountants (pointing at you Emma Anderson). I can appreciate the joy of creation and artistic development, but there is also the stuffiness of playing one encore too many. My rating here is relative to SoS, not that ad was so bad, just that SoS was so great.

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Sun Jun 27 2021
4

4.5, but honestly, cant really find any major flaws with the album. Great mixture of energetic tracks with slower ballads, with super dense instrumentation.

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Fri Apr 02 2021
4

I’d love to sit in a pub with James Murphy and just talk about obscure music but I know if I ever got the chance I’d instantly find myself massively out of my musical depth and feel deeply ashamed for having only the most superficial knowledge about anything. I love LCD Soundsystem. Was gutted when they split up but was really pleased to see them come back and then bring out this cracking album. I probably prefer their first album to this one but I think that’s only because it just sounded so different and exciting when I first heard it. You could make a strong case for this being objectively a better album than their first album but as we don’t have to rank them I guess I’ll just stop agonising over it, give it four stars and move on with my life.

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Fri Feb 25 2022
1

I think it's interesting because I'm deep enough in this album thing that I feel like I have heard the albums that actually influenced this. Sound system is Striving for a New Order, Siouxsie and the Banshees, synth vibe that it just tottally misses the mark. Shit the instrumentals sound like video game soundtracks from the 90s at times. I want to like, but I think i hate it tbh.

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Mon Mar 29 2021
5

Despite loving their previous albums, this passed me by in 2017 (HOW?), and absolutely loved listening to this. A tiny bit of filler towards the end but the darkness it descends into is an enjoyable ride.

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Thu Feb 24 2022
5

Can, Suicide, Captain Beefheart, Daft Punk, CBGB, Paradise Garage, Larry Levan, The Peech Boys, Modern Lovers, Niagara, Detroit techno, Yaz, and ends with "But have you seen my records?" and a list of the following: This Heat, Pere Ubu, Outsiders, Nation of Ulysses, Mars, Trojans, Black Dice (referred to as 'The Black Dice'), Todd Terry, the Germs, Section 25, Althea & Donna, Sexual Harassment, a-ha, Dorothy Ashby, PIL, The Fania All-Stars, The Bar-Kays, The Human League, The Normal, Lou Reed, Scott Walker, Monks, Niagara, Joy Division, Laurent Garnier, The Creation, Sun Ra, Scientists, Royal Trux, 10cc, Rammelzee, Eric B. and Rakim, The Index, Basic Channel, Soulsonic Force ("Just hit me!"), Juan Atkins, Manuel Göttsching, David Axelrod, Electric Prunes, Gil Scott-Heron, The Slits, Faust, Mantronix, Pharoah Sanders, The Fire Engines, Swans (referred to as 'The Swans'), Soft Cell (referred to as 'The Soft Cell') and The Sonics (repeated four times)

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Fri Jan 15 2021
4

First track starts with a dope intro like the song is gonna drop the bass or something. It dropped some sweet fat synths reminiscent of 80s synths. The haunting male vocals come in softly and there is a nice soundscape going on with arpeggios and pads. Great track and build up was dope. 4/5 Second song, "other voices" there's a good dance track it is bumping it has a good baseline and the lyrics are kind of not important so you can dance along to it there's a little bit of variety introduced with some guitar work and synthesizers the good thing is the track is steady all the way throughout. In "I Used To" the band has another awesome dance track that you can listen to and get lost in. There are sweeping synths that jump from the background to the foreground, the tempo is perfect. Then the guitar that comes in perfectly timed gives a chance to energize the song and climax. Love the vocals and the deep deep reverbs and delays used throughout. number 4, "change yr mind" starts off with a track. Then goes into full industrial electronica, with harsh and unrelenting brasses and synths. Black screen is such a great song. I listened to the album and second time around on a better sound system and it was an improvement. 4/5 stars good solid electronic/dance album

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Wed Mar 10 2021
4

This is a great exmample of modern western music. Pulling out all the tricks, this album is filled to the brim with pops and clicks and spare synth noises which gives it a more classic techno sound all while blending some thin melody and a driving bass line though the whole album. The song construction though not the most innovative, does feel like a fresh callback to a style of early Brian Eno, all while bringing that sound into a post EDM world.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Not as immediate as their other releases however, if you like LCD Soundsystem then you'll love this album. A mix of new wave, post punk, dance, sarcasm and irony. Part of the brilliance is you can play spot the influence and feel just as smug as they are. Unless it's Bowie's "Heroes". That's just a given. Best Tracks: Oh Baby; Tonite; Call The Police

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Mon Aug 01 2022
2

The title track was when I lost all faith. It uses the keyboard melody from Circus of Death, the B-side to the Human League's first single, and a macabre Ballardian bit of gloomsynth. It's pretty much my fave Human League track, even if it sounds faintly silly sausage. And its inclusion here would be the worst instance of record-collection rock possessing an allusion instead of a soul, were it not for the very same song ending with the same drum pattern as Joy Division's New Dawn Fades. Musicianshipwise, it's hard to chastise the album. Philosophically, you should lace up your Doc Martens and aim for the face. This is an album that not only draws inspiration from post-punk, it draws music from post-punk. On my first listen, to my recollection, I spotted Suicide, Talking Heads, the Pop Group, Gang of Four, Kraftwerk, the forementioned Human League, Joy Division numerous times, New Order duh, and worst of all, in leader James Murphy's vocal stylings, Bono. I can feel some querying why I didn't spot This Heat or the Slits. This isn't a homage to post-punk, it's a betrayal. Post-punk didn't bow towards the Easter Island statues of the past, it asserted the shock of the new. It embraced contemporary trends, from dub to disco, and distorted them through its cracked prism. By offering an album crammed with nickings from post-punk bands, all LCD Soundsystem provide is a yawn of the obvious. Why should I listen to american dream when I can just listen to Metal Box? Indeed, the title american dream reveals the truism that America doesn't really get the challenge and exploration of post-punk, but just sees it as a trendy style with which to impress girls. And aptly, by such an argument, I outhipster LCD Soundsystem. (I didn't derive the next point by myself, but got it partially from a Washington Post article, yet it's too perfect to ignore; plagiarism seems fitting for an LCD Soundystem review). For all James Murphy's quoting of Ian Curtis and Brian Eno, there's one figure he most resembles. The appeal of James Murphy as a tastemaker is based on his middle-aged uncoolness, which was exactly the pitch of Huey Lewis. Going further, both make a selling point of their awareness and self-mockery of their wackness, and both market towards groups they would claim to disavow, yuppies and hipsters (members of both groups would disavow membership of those groups, uncoincidentally). Both act as if the present isn't happening, and that musical perfection was attained at least a decade prior. And that would be fine for both artists, but it leaves LCD Soundsystem open to this (and let's face it, I'm required to do this now): "You like LCD Soundsystem? Their early work was a little too techno for my taste. But when Sound of Silver came out in '07, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically. The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Daft Punk, but I think James Murphy has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor. In '17, James released this: american dream, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "tonite". A song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics. But they should, because it's not just about the demands of conformity and the mutability of trends. It's also a personal statement about the band itself..."

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Sat Jan 21 2023
2

Nothing new to see here. Others are describing this as an homage to post-punk, but it just comes across as crass plagiarism. The influences are dragged out with too heavy a hand, so it sounds like your local band fired up the drum machine and deciding to "do" Suicide, Eno-Talking Heads, The Cure, Bowie, Sparks, etc. The lyrics attempt pithy with and clever observations but fall apart with bland aa-bb rhyming and obviousness. As with the LCD debut with the Talking Heads/ Being Boiled mashup of "Losing My Edge" a dozen years earlier, it just seems that Murphy must rely on borrowing another's voice instead of finding his own. 2 stars for the fleeting entertainment of playing "who am I this time"

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Tue Jan 04 2022
1

I remember the hype around this band when they were first active. I didn't get them at the time. It just seemed like uninteresting, privileged kid indie rock. Now here I am in 2022 and still unimpressed. Very unimpressed. At least back then they had the song about Daft Punk or whatever which was tolerable. Nothing here is. It's just both bland and annoying. I could've maybe thrown this a 2 if it wasn't so much of a slog to get through. Then when the light at the end of the tunnel appears: a 12 minute borefest to close it out. I don't deserve that, do I? I have no clue why this album would be deemed essential. I have avoided looking at the list as best I can but I assure you far more interesting or better performed albums have been snubbed for this. I have no idea why this is here. It is tofu without marinade, seasoning or what have you. To the Pit of Doom with you.

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Wed Nov 25 2020
5

9/10 sad, back with a vengeance, some of the best tracks they've made, some that's samey

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Fri May 07 2021
5

track one is strongly reminiscent of The Big Pink, who i love. track 2 is much more talking heads...who i also love. at one point, i swear heard devo in there somewhere. first track was definitely a winner, as was the last (which was amazing!), but overall i really appreciated the diversity of sound on this one.

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Wed Nov 24 2021
5

When I saw this was the daily album my immediate thought was "ooh, I love LCD Soundsystem, but why would you include the worst of their four studio albums on this list??" Having since listened to it 5 times in 24 hours, I'm prepared to revise the second half of that statement (although I do still think sound of silver is better). The albums we've had so far have taken a variety of approaches to the problem of where they put the best track - we've had starting strong, finishing strong, and hiding your killer piano riff somewhere in the middle of 30 minutes of mediocrity. The American Dream approach is to build up, slowly at first, to the absolute behemoth that is tonite. The 5 track run from change yr mind to the title track might be the best example of how to direct the energy flow throughout an album I've ever heard. My only knock on this album is that I don't feel that it sticks the landing, with emotional haircut/black screen being the weakest duo on the album (pulse wasn't on the original tracklist). If I wasn't such a massive fan of this kind of music in general and of James Murphy in particular, that might be enough to knock it out of my top records.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Perfect blend of dancey goodness and artsy weirdness. I saw so much buzz for this album when it came out, and honestly it lives up to the hype. I'm gonna have to check more of these guys' stuff out.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

I remember hearing about this album when it came out but never took the time to really sit with it until now. I loved it! The production is gorgeous - meticulous layers of drums, synths and guitars. Every instrument and layer feels carefully placed but the music still retains a nervy edge. The music owes a lot to early 80's new wave. "Other Voices" and "Change Yr Mind" sound a lot like "Remain in Light"-era Talking Heads, which we had on this list a few months back. And on "How Do You Sleep?", "Call the Police," and "Emotional Haircut," James Murphy sings like Bono on the early U2 albums! For my money, "Tonite" is the centerpiece of the album. There are a lot of lyrics about being middle-aged on the album but I love the sense of humor on this one. The lyrics about how today's pop songs are all about fear of death and mortality cracked me up. LCD Soundsystem clearly tried to make a major statement of an album and for my money they succeeded. The album is a rich, emotional and musical experience with great grooves.

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Wed Jun 16 2021
4

While this feels like lesser LCD Soundsystem, it’s still fantastic LCD Soundsystem.

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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

How did this come out in 2017? I saw them at festivals in this era and it just felt much “older” as does this album. Not in a bad, I just mean from another era. An era that I happen to like. This one didn’t come alive for me until “how do you sleep?” It made me realize I needed to turn up the volume. This music just needs to be louder.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
2

"Call the Police" was pretty good, with an engaging melody and backing rhythm. "Oh Baby", the other "highly rated track", was pretty dull, standard drum-machine and bass electronica. The other dogs fall in between a bit - interesting lyrics on some, but musically uninspired.

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Mon Apr 11 2022
1

american dream by LCD Soundsystem (2017) Is this the future of music? I hope not. I kept wanting to turn it down. american dream consists of spacious electro pop compositions that are completely unafraid of expanding the tonal range to the limits of human aural perception (especially on the low end), but are musically mechanical and soulless, with their doodad wizardry and droning chord non-progressions. Intentionally discordant voices recite well rehearsed but pointless and awkwardly cadenced phrases that only marginally prompt thought or even puzzlement. The lyrical highlight of the album comes at the end of track six, “tonite” (Somebody tweet e.e. cummings and let him know he’s trending), where we hear LCD Soundsystem Klangmeister James Murphy addressing the studio booth: “It’s gonna have to be good enough; I can’t do this anymore; my brain won’t work.” One might have thought that was obvious. I suppose one could dance to this, if one were an ambisexual automaton, but what’s the point? Perhaps one could put this album on when peeling potatoes or getting a pedicure, maybe simultaneously. Even the (synthetic?) cowbell lacks soul. 1/5

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Sun Jan 21 2024
1

mom: no, we're not stopping, we have Talking Heads at home Talking Heads at home:

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Sun Jun 20 2021
5

Jimmy forever and ever. Six stars

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Mon Jan 25 2021
5

So freaking dancy its insane

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Wed Jan 13 2021
5

Well I’ve listened to this album too many times before. Highly recommend it. Top 3 tracks for me are Oh Baby, American Dream, Black Screen

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Mon Jun 28 2021
5

5/5 - this was my first time listening to LCD and it was awesome

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Love it, very chill vibes, and the tunes are fantastic

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

To put it gently, I have aids, big chungus among us cock

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Mon Nov 01 2021
5

10/10, I don’t really know what that was but I loved it It felt like you got The Talking Heads and somehow made it even more weird It really was something special I’m looking forward to listening the rest of their discography

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Impossible to listen to this too loud or too many times. Not every song is a banger but they line up in a complex enjoyable way.

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Fri Nov 19 2021
5

This is an excellent album. Tonite is such a banger

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

Oh Baby and American Dream....so hauntingly good, melancholy nostalgia. Other tracks are fun dance bops for all the hipsters.

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Tue Dec 21 2021
5

Some very fun retro futuristic stuff. This is an album that I think might be best enjoyed late at night while driving with some friends.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

Surprisingly enjoyable - Definitely a great album. Seems to me that it's my gateway to LCD Sounsystem

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Thu Jan 20 2022
5

I am not familiar with the LCD SOUNDSYSTEM, but slightly aware of the band’s existence. I do not know what to expect. After listening to AMERICAN DREAM, WOW! my first impression is my being surprised at how much I liked this album. First song reminded me of BAUHAUS (musically), several songs remind me of THE TALKING HEADS, another song reminded of THE CURE, even another of KRAFTWERK. A great sounding mixture of different influences and styles. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, one previous album, SOUND OF SILVER (2007) is included and looking forward to listening to it. Rate Artist: LCD SOUNDSYSTEM (5.0) Rate Album (Year): AMERICAN DREAM (2017 Original) (5.0)

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Tue Mar 15 2022
5

Superchulo. Un cinco comenzando por oh baby

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Wed May 25 2022
5

Excellent tunes - great for the working day will listen to some more of their tunes 🤩

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

Dit is een ronduit geweldig album! De afgelopen jaren al heel vaak gedraaid en elke keer is het weer genieten.

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Thu Jun 16 2022
5

Een van de beste plaatjes van de afgelopen 10 jaar voor mij. Super coole mix van rock en dance!

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Tue Jun 21 2022
5

LCD I love you, but you're bringing me down. Because you haven't released an album in like 5 years! This album really brings out their Talking Heads side and I enjoyed dancing to it.

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

This is the first time I myself was the one to put on an album by this band, and yet to me they were THE sound of parties in college. Such a good mix of indie rock energy with beats that make you move your feet in a way like you have lost control of them. They are so cool, have such a hip idgaf vibe that makes them stand out out so so well for me. I love on this album that they aren't afraid to squeeze in more layers and textures and synths on top of one another with reckless abandon. All the meanwhile Murphy's soft, high baritone sits behind them and peeks out at just the right times. Everyone has albums that teleport them to periods of time and I think that somehow, and unfortunately, the more you listen to an album that once was cemented as a "teleport" album, the more the concrete bond breaks away- maybe that's why I've avoided playing this album to death because for me it is so strongly tied to college parties at TCNJ and I want to preserve that. Regardless, it's such a killer album.

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

Pounding and creative. A real manifesto for this collective

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Mon Sep 26 2022
5

Very chill vibes, I like it.

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Sun Oct 02 2022
5

9/10 a really amazing album from the edge of electro and rock

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Fri Oct 07 2022
5

I have heard of and maybe heard bits of LCD Soundsystem, but never listened to any of their albums. I immediately liked the music. But it was a real surprise that they sound like what I imagine the Talking Heads would sound like if they had formed in the 21st century. Maybe even with a little David Bowie mixed in. I had gone into this expecting a dance band for a younger crowd, and instead I got something much more experimental and interesting. Then I realized that this band had been around for 15 years when they made this and the lead singer was born in 1970… so much for my musical knowledge… Ignorant expectations aside, giving this a proper listen was something that I should have done a while ago. LCD Soundsystem is doing some really interesting things here and carrying forward some really important musical legacies. I love this album and need to check out more from them.

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Mon Dec 12 2022
5

All the fun of LCD Soundsystem - but elevated and more for your teeth to sink into - the songs are quite epic and go almost into the realm of depeche mode, Bauhaus and the ilk. Great album lovely surprise - hadn’t heard it before.

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Tue Dec 13 2022
5

Skitbra?? Varför har jag aldrig hört det här förut?

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Sat Dec 31 2022
5

How can you not love this album?

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Wed Jan 11 2023
5

Sound of Silver was my number 1 discovery from going through this list last year. Jumped to my most played album of 2022. I had known LCD Soundsystem enough before, could likely name 5 of their songs and at least the name of their albums. I would always tune in whenever they were the musical guest on SNL. 2022 I really made LCD Sound System one of my bands though. I suspect part of it was that my favourite band (Arcade Fire) had some bad press this year and I haven’t sorted my feelings about following them. American Dream is incredible. It sounds so much wider and deeper than their previous albums. Call The Police and other voices I think are my favourites. This one still has that LCD thing where a song is just grooving and pounding along for a while and the second they have a key change your head just explodes. Love it. Really hope they put out a new album. New Body Rhumba they did for White Noise is incredible and deserves the Oscar.

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Wed Jan 25 2023
5

Generally, people are stoked for This is Happening and the self titled album, but this is like a more refined, polished LCD. I don't remember ever listening to it, but I'm just a baby.

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Wed Jan 25 2023
5

I absolutely love this album and have listened to it regularly since its release. What I love about it, above all, is simply the balance of electronic and rock elements and structures. That and the honest and dryly humorous lyrics hit me just right. I find it imminently relatable. And that's perhaps because of where I am in life, and James Murphy's own unconventional trajectory, plus his ability to make the most of being self deprecating. I find it very inspiring.

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Tue Feb 07 2023
5

Fantastisk album, kjempebra å vite at listen har sanger nyere enn 2005

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Wed Feb 08 2023
5

Thumping, pulsating, nihilistic, chuck it all in. Make it big and large and loud. This album does not let up and although there are times when you'd rather be listening to Talking Heads, eventually the sound overwhelms and there you are mesmerised and bopping along, almost meditating to the music. The track pulse (v.1) is something really rather good.

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Sun Mar 05 2023
5

Genre: EDM, disco, psychedelic. Review: Surprisingly brilliant. Never thought I'd enjoy this kind of music, but right from the start, tracks such as "other voices" and "i used to" were just so creative and unique. Towards the end, tracks like "call the police" and "american dream" have a more soft-rock / psychedelic feel. Great variety and range. Rating: 9/10

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Thu Jun 01 2023
5

I'm a big fan of this band. Maybe not my favorite record of theirs but I still happy put it on. Tonite and Call the Police are the stand outs for me.

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Fri Jun 09 2023
5

Have always been a big fan of LCD Soundsystem. This album is great, lots of favourite tracks: oh baby, other voices, call the police, american dream, and emotional haircut.

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Fri Aug 11 2023
5

LCD have consistently been one of my favourite bands since about 2007, so I am probably biased when I say I think this is a great record. For me, LCD and The National are the best bands of the last 20 years, nothing comes close. This record is actually the highest rated LCD album on Pitchfork, which surprises me as I wouldnt put it at the top. It’s definitely a return to a more nostalgic sound with big beats and fused punk which was easier to find on their debut as opposed to their follow ups. It’s full of bangers and random turns, with oh baby, i used to, tonite, emotional haircut being my highlights, not to mention that I think call the police is one of the best songs they have ever done. Hell of a way to announce a come back after a hiatus. The end of the record occasionally drifts but everytime I listen to the last two tracks something new pops up, so perhaps they growers. If the other 3 LCD records are a 5 for me, I’d say this is a 4.8, despite it being more well received by people who know better

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Mon Aug 28 2023
5

Amazing record! It didn't fully hit me at first but when it did it hit hard! A very grown up record that you can dance to but know your knees can't take too much movement so you sort of fake it as best as you can!

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Thu Sep 14 2023
5

The Long Goodbye had become a sabbatical. It turned into an american dream, the kind that soon turned sour and uncertain and all together unknowing. LCD Soundsystem, after years away, returned to a changed world; a world that they, at some point, helped build. Older, but much wiser and weary, they gave us what they did best but with a much more experienced hand and mind to whip to shape the kind of songs they wanted us to hear. american dream is one of the great comeback albums in recent memory, not only for picking up where the band left off but adding new elements to their sound that feels as though they were adept in them anyway. Whether or not this is the (actual) last one, in spite of all the reunions since then, it feels good to know that LCD Soundsystem can still be at the top of their game.

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Mon Oct 09 2023
5

Why was I sleeping on this. Vibey and tranche but also old school guitar and vocals

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Thu Oct 12 2023
5

Classic with incredible melody.

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Sun Oct 15 2023
5

What a comeback album. Still danceable, still funny, still cool. The whole career of LCD Soundystem is five stars.

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Fri Dec 01 2023
5

“I knew we were going to have to be significantly better than we ever were, for anyone to say we were even half as good as we used to be”. That is what James Murphy said in regard to American Dream. James chose to step away from his band during a time where most other groups would be working nonstop. Being at the height of your popularity, and deciding to wrap it up is a bold move. Releasing a new album 7 years later is also a bold move. I may not be able to speak on how the quality of this compares to the quality of their previous albums, but what I can say for sure is that this is truly something powerful. While listening to this, I kept on thinking the same thing over and over again. This really reminds me of Talking Heads. I’m aware it’s silly. But as I got further into it, that idea only became more prevalent. James sounds so much like David Byrne here. The most glaring example to me was Other Voices, where he yelps “You’re just a baby now” like a Speaking in Tongues backing vocalist. There are definitely some 80’s post-punk influences here, particularly in the drums. This is just a more modernized and heavier Remain in Light. I can envision Tina playing the bass lines on this album. These songs are pretty long. The average track length is probably somewhere between 5-6 minutes. But I think this album really needed the songs to be that long. Because the build up that leads to the climax always pays off. Without fail, every time. There is such a density of things going on, and they needed to create space for all of those things to exist. The length of each song is just a byproduct of that. The closing track is both the antithesis of this idea and the polar opposite of it. It stands at 12 minutes, the longest song they’ve ever made, and is the most atmospheric song on the whole album. I’m going to make another Remain in Light comparison, but it really feels like their version of The Overload. The last few minutes with the piano feels otherworldly as it rings out. This might be the longest review I’ve ever written. I’m not sure why. This album just struck me. Different than most do. It feels inherently special in my heart. Who knows if Black Screen will be the last LCD Soundsystem song. If it is, I can say with confidence they ended on a strong note. Rating: 9/10

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Mon Jan 15 2024
5

Superchulo. Un cinco comenzando por oh baby.

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Tue Jan 16 2024
5

Surprisingly great, the instrumentation is to my liking, and feels unique.

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Fri Feb 09 2024
5

Superou em muito as minhas expectativas, disco garante aproveitar o tempo com camadas sonoras incríveis.

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Mon Mar 18 2024
5

Fantastic album, Call the Police a work of wonder

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Tue Apr 30 2024
5

What a band! Fantastic, gush, gush, fawn. 5 Star masterpiece.

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Wed May 08 2024
5

I love this. It's not my favorite album by LCD Soundsystem, but it's still a super solid 5. It's just such a unique sound, and I find it extremely hard to be even slightly bored listening.

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Thu May 09 2024
5

Clever arrangements, solid song work, great to listen to.

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Sun Jul 04 2021
4

Never really got into LCD; probably because of that daft punk song…. But this is great. Definitely worth exploring further!!

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Tue Dec 22 2020
4

Ok this is NOT my preferred style of music but it was REAAALLY cool. like 70s gary numan-ish vibes but mixed with modern dance beats and stuff that sounds a bit like U2. And considering it goes for almost an hour and a half and I didn't complain about the length.... fuck yeah. 4/5.

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Fri Jan 08 2021
4

pretty nice. the overall vibe is cool and a quirky type of electric music.

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Tonite, tonite, tonite. It all has to happen now. The only dance music allowed.

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Wed Jul 21 2021
4

I liked this album more than the previous LCD Soundsystem album that I got through this list. This one felt like the Talking Heads at times, both in terms of the vocal performances and especially the polyrhythms 4/5

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Mon Jul 12 2021
4

I liked this one pretty well. Good mix of singing and music that can play in the background while working. Not pure electronica, but I don't think it's trying to be that in any case. 4 stars.

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Wed Jan 13 2021
4

Se que este álbum tiene que ver algo con Daft Punk, así que vamos a escucharlo. oh baby es lenta, pero disfrutable other voices está buena, es muy movida i used to suena rockera tonite suena a lo que esperaba que seria lcd soundsystem emotional haircut me aburrió black screen un buen final Buen álbum en general, para escucharse en orden

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