- 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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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.
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.
Decepticon_PomMar 2, 2005Sheer 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
KonstantinLApr 1, 2005Beat Connection is great, however.... Many of the tracks on this album are virtually note for note rip offs of songs by Krautrock groups like Beat Connection is great, however.... Many of the tracks on this album are virtually note for note rip offs of songs by Krautrock groups like Can, Neu! and inparticular Cluster. Hearing such blatant musical thieft takes alot of the sheen off what is basically a decent album.… Collapse
KimPJun 10, 2005this band is absolutely horrible.
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