This Is Happening

Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. 60
    If this is indeed, as rumoured, LCD's final bout, it finds them a little heavy and tired, but occasionally deceptively light on their feet. [Jun 2010, p.82]
  2. 60
    Familiar elements (Nancy Wang's cheerleading vocals, sparse instrumentation colliding, lyrical misanthropy) are present and correct, but everything is bolder and deeper. [June 2010, p. 93]
  3. This music sounds fantastic, as usual--clean, tight and separated in the mix--but songwriting inspiration is in short supply.
  4. Despite occasional flashes of brilliance it’s a patchy, derivative work.
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 176 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 39
  2. Negative: 6 out of 39
  1. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    This is Happening wonâ
  2. ChelvisM
    Jun 9, 2010
    5
    By far LCD's worst effort yet. A sad recycling of the other albums. These lyrics are whack.
  3. Oct 8, 2011
    10
    The best but last album of this great project by James Murphy gets to it's end with remarkable songs and different lyrics. Not as great asThe best but last album of this great project by James Murphy gets to it's end with remarkable songs and different lyrics. Not as great as Sound Of Silver, but great at the same way, songs like "I Can Change" e "Drunk Girls" show us that mr. Murphy might be the creative genious we-ve been looking for. Full Review »