LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

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Album Review

Release date: 17 May 2010

LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening

Album Review: LCD Soundsystem - 'This Is Happening' (DFA/EMI)

He’s set the bar high, but if this is to be James Murphy’s swansong, it’s a brave and powerful way to bow out

LCD Soundsystem kicked off the last decade by making the mother of all rods for their own back. The band’s 2002 debut 12-inch ‘Losing My Edge’ can now arguably be called the best single of the noughties. A chromium-plated rave/rock monster, it celebrated the final breakdown between rave, punk and indie and emergent iPod culture. With a fucking killer beat. It was a meditation on the...

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  • May 13, 2010

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LCD Soundsystem at Leeds Festival: 'I don't give a shit about Guns N' Roses'

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LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening: Wikipedia Album Entry

The third LCD Soundsystem album to be released May 17th/18th via DFA records. 'Drunk Girls' is the first single to be released from the album.

According to Songfacts, This Is Happening was named the top album of 2010 by the Rhapsody music service. "LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is a consummate student of pop music, and the perfectly executed This Is Happening synthesizes '70s art rock, early '80s avant disco and '90s post-punk without sounding like self-conscious post-modern pastiche, which is no small achievement," observed Rhapsody CEO Sam Chennault.

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