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Universal acclaim- based on 128 Ratings

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  • Summary: Hipsters, rejoice! James Murphy, one-half of the in-demand indie-rock production duo The DFA (The Rapture, et al), finally makes his full-length debut as an artist as LCD Soundsystem.

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Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
Daft punk is playing at my house, my house I'll show you the ropes kid, show you the ropes Got a bus and a trailer at my house, my house I'll show... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 100
    An exceptional testament to James Murphy, both as a musician and producer.
  2. Alternative Press
    100
    Ample evidence that Murphy is far more than a dance-club wiseguy who's too clever by half. [Apr 2005, p.128]
  3. [It] could be annoying if it turned into a game of "spot the references", but somehow it never does.
  4. It's a classic case of debut album as faux anthology of musical influences, but it's also a successful collection with a marked sense of individuality, massively helped by Murphy's dry sense of humor, which demonstrates a willingness to embrace the contradiction at the heart of his musical personality.
  5. New Musical Express (NME)
    80
    If he carries on writing songs as deliciously sour as this, dance music will end up needing to be saved from James Murphy, not by him. [22 Jan 2005, p.50]
  6. Mojo
    80
    Inescapably, Losing My Edge is the best thing here, yet happily Murphy has more than one trick up his stylish sleeve. [Feb 2005, p.101]
  7. LCD Soundsystem is mostly too afraid to be balls-out fun, but too unambitious to make for a really rewarding artistic experience. Essentially, it sits awkwardly in a no-man’s land between artistry and actual dancing fun, like guess-what-demographic.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 48
  2. Negative: 9 out of 48
  1. jp
    Jul 10, 2005
    10
    james murphy is a true visionary. he marries the old with the new, taking influences and creating something truly original. he's not james murphy is a true visionary. he marries the old with the new, taking influences and creating something truly original. he's not trying to be cool, i think that's why some people don't get it. Expand
  2. MarkJ
    May 11, 2007
    10
    Even better than the first album, every song is worth of a single release
  3. ManuelA
    Feb 18, 2005
    9
    Exciting sound, the right influences in the right moment -but making music which will survive.
  4. Oct 5, 2017
    9
    This is an excellent debut of minimalist perfection with interesting lyrics and a dope dance beat incorporating the best elements of danceThis is an excellent debut of minimalist perfection with interesting lyrics and a dope dance beat incorporating the best elements of dance punk from the 80s on. Expand
  5. Decepticon_Pom
    Mar 2, 2005
    8
    Sheer scope is the order of the day. Rekon this is one dance album that won't lose its sheen 12 or 24 months from now but will actually Sheer scope is the order of the day. Rekon this is one dance album that won't lose its sheen 12 or 24 months from now but will actually get better with age. Expand
  6. davidw
    Feb 16, 2005
    6
    Some great tracks (daft punk playing at my house, tribulations) but also plenty of filler (thrills, on repeat, disco infiltrator) Alos, Some great tracks (daft punk playing at my house, tribulations) but also plenty of filler (thrills, on repeat, disco infiltrator) Alos, nothing is in the same league as Yeah or Losing My Edge. Overall a dissapointment... The only dancepunk producer who seems to be able to produce a consistant album is Maurice Fulton (from Mu) Expand
  7. KimP
    Jun 10, 2005
    0
    this band is absolutely horrible.

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