After a much-hyped-about run up to the release of This Is Happening, the new record from LCD Soundsystem, you can now listen to the whole thing over at the LCD Soundsystem website. For fans of Mr. Murphy, you won’t be disappointed, and for those new to the party, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Make sure to check it out, then go get it when it hits stores May 18th (in the US).
Like 2007’s Sound of Silver, the record has some big hits and some little misses for me. But also like that record, the big hits here more than eclipse those little misses – and the product is an overwhelmingly strong album, full of toe-tapping rhythms and self-deprecating observations. After just one time through, the song “I Can Change” is a clear favorite, bringing together all the things I love best about James Murphy in the same vein as “Someone Great” and “All My Friends” – basically it’s dance music with real heart. Enjoy.
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