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

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

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...

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10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (22/03/10)

10 Tracks You Have To Hear This Week (22/03/10)

1. LCD Soundsystem – ‘Oh You (Christmas Blues)’ It’s been three long years since ‘Sound Of Silver’, and we were fit to bust with rage at James Murphy’s lack of action. Then this sleek and slinky Pink Floyd-esque track with its...

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

“Can you do film soundtracks?” they ask James Murphy. “Course I can,” he says, and 12 seconds later he’s back wearing a beret and murmuring about “the mise en scène”. Actually, ‘Big Ideas’ – ripped from the soundtrack to 21...

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LCD Soundsystem: 45:33

LCD Soundsystem: 45:33

He’s the grizzled perfectionist behind one of 2007’s finest albums, alchemic remixer, discerning DJ and co-owner of the strenuously hip DFA label. In the last couple of months he’s completed a dream-ticket North American tour with Arcade...

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy might look far more like a stand-up comedian than the leader of the original disco-punk collective, but seriously folks, tonight he’s doing his level best to rearrange the atoms in the ears of everyone within hearing range....

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

Hey, ever heard the one about the indie band who incorporated a dance direction? Oh, you have? What, like, 1,875,328 times already? This week? Well, you’re not the only one. In fact, if NME has to listen to one more person telling us, “Dance...

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LCD Soundsystem

LCD Soundsystem

OK, Mr James Murphy, it’s judgement day – be you disco messiah, or genre-cribbing charlatan, nicking bits from all your favourite records, we don’t know about and serving them up as your own arch-pop concoctions? The answer is in ‘North...

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LCD Soundsystem/Soulwax/The Go! Team/Juliette Lewis & The Licks  :   London Astoria

LCD Soundsystem/Soulwax/The Go! Team/Juliette...

With three of the hottest live dance bands in the world on the bill, by rights tonight’s show should go down in pop history as the moment club culture got its cool back. Instead, everyone’s talking about the bottom-of-the-bill LA trad...

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