- 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.
- Record Label: Capitol / DFA
- Genre(s): Indie, Rock, Dance
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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|
Alternative PressAmple evidence that Murphy is far more than a dance-club wiseguy who's too clever by half. [Apr 2005, p.128]
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.
New Musical Express (NME)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]
MojoInescapably, Losing My Edge is the best thing here, yet happily Murphy has more than one trick up his stylish sleeve. [Feb 2005, p.101]
ericfMar 5, 2005it's real music. it pays you back for your effort. not much does that.
derrekjSep 24, 2005are you insane? seriously? i can't even get into how well this record is made--how it works in so many ways. the songs rule are you insane? seriously? i can't even get into how well this record is made--how it works in so many ways. the songs rule independently, and as an album (short and sweet) it actually flows! that's completely disregarding the ridiculously detailed and amazing tracks on the bonus disc. give it 5 years... the bands that went balls out for the glory will be dead and gone, or so horrible and pop that you'll be ashamed you ever went to see them. lcd and dfa will be left standing, getting better and better.… Expand
MarkJMay 11, 2007Even better than the first album, every song is worth of a single release
ManuelAFeb 18, 2005Exciting sound, the right influences in the right moment -but making music which will survive.
RobbiePAug 24, 2005quirky, funky, bass driven party music for those who turned their backs on trance long ago looking for something edgier.
ChrisCFeb 17, 2005There are some really good things about this album. The band has a really good musical sense of what they're trying to accomplish, but There are some really good things about this album. The band has a really good musical sense of what they're trying to accomplish, but the music is just really lacking in emotion, and that keeps it from being an A album.… Expand
KimPJun 10, 2005this band is absolutely horrible.
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