Review: Emma Whitelaw
IF YOU haven’t already heard of LCD Soundsystem, aka James
Murphy, you should soon be asking yourself why!
After a few tasters released last year, Losing My Edge, Give
It Up, Yeah and the most recent single, Movement
the world has waited with bated breath for the impending release
of LCD Soundsystem, and believe me it has been well worth
The self-titled debut is simply stunning. James Murphy, one half
of the infamous New York production duo/label that is the DFA,
has produced an epic collection of dance, disco-punk, funk-rock
tracks that will have everyone hitting the dancefloor in a big
way this winter.
The album is split over two discs. The first features nine new
tracks, from the frenzied trance punk throb of Movement
to the pulsing opener and second single, Daft Punk Is Playing
At My House.
The second features older tracks Losing My Edge, Beat Connection,
Give It Up, Tired and Yeah (both Crass and Pretentious mixes)
together on CD for the first time along with the newly added full
length version of Yr City’s A Sucker.
Addictive tracks like Tribulations, the beautiful, Pink
Floyd-inspired Never As Tired As When I’m Waking Up
are sure to have you hitting the repeat button as will the glorious
Prince parody Disco Infiltrator, which features samples
from Kraftwerk’s Home Computer.
LCD Soundsystem is first and foremost, a dance-rock party album
full of dirty sounds and nasty grooves.
It’s the sort of album that has raised the bar for 2005
and boy is it going to be a hard one to top.
Make no mistake; LCD Soundsystem is cooler than cool! Expect
to be hearing a whole lot more from Mr Murphy, he has much to
say and he’s only just begun.
1. Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
2. Too Much Love
5. Never As Tired As When I’m Waking Up
6. On Repeat
8. Disco Infiltrator
9. Great Release
1. Losing My Edge
2. Beat Connection
3. Give It Up
5. Yeah (Crass Version)
6. Yeah (Pretentious Version)
7. Yr City's A Sucker