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Generally favorable reviews- based on 102 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.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 100
    It's like the best music of the '70s compressed under '80s new wave dynamics. [Feb 2005, p.74]
  2. While LCD Soundsystem is grounded in the past, quality and talent make it an album deserving to be listened to for years to come. Talk to me in a few months, but I think this one won't be beat.
  3. LCD Soundsystem have set 2005's bar very high indeed and they sound like they’ve barely got started.
  4. It took ages to arrive, but LCD Soundsystem isn't the album you've been waiting for -- it's far, far better.
  5. The varied sounds and variety show that he has more tricks up his sleeve than I was led to believe. [#9]
  6. LCD have managed to be both underground hitmakers and bona fide album artists as easily as Murphy splices guitar noise and machine thump.
  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 46
  2. Negative: 9 out of 46
  1. Feb 21, 2011
    Stretching over 2 discs and containing a solid 100 minutes of music, you can expect a few shortfalls, especially considering that it's a debut. What makes LCD Soundsystem's self-titled debut so special thought that it doesn't tread the middle ground - it goes for excellent or bust, and mostly succeeds. Expand
  2. Mar 1, 2011
    LCD Soundsystem is a great album. Each track sounds great. It's a mix between punk to electro to funk to just down-right rock. It's a perfect blend of all those genre's. "Yeah (Crass Version)" is the standout track. All In All, LCD Soundsystem is not as good as Sound Of Silver, but it's a good early stuff by one of the best indie bands out there. B+ Expand

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