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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 174 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 9 out of 174

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  1. mg
    May 19, 2010
    3
    This guy wants so much being the new talking heads that it hurts.
  2. Luke
    May 19, 2010
    0
    Wow, this album is the extreme opposite of the last, which was amazing, except for "All My Friends." I think he let that song get to his head...this album is just so dull and one-dimensional. It really goes nowhere. People only love it because they're supposed to. It's really sad that he has to end it like THIS.
  3. Zeus
    May 18, 2010
    0
    "...it doesn
  4. joycek
    May 27, 2010
    0
    Wow, I did not enjoy this at all! Way too slow and boring.
  5. Nov 12, 2010
    1
    It is despicable that this is tagged with dance-punk so often, when this truly holds no regards to anything of the sort, especially in this day and age of electronic dominance within music. This sounds to be stuck in the late-seventies, drenched in horribly bland white-man's funk (read as: Talking Heads), with no appeal or impact of any regard to be had. A continuing trend for this band.It is despicable that this is tagged with dance-punk so often, when this truly holds no regards to anything of the sort, especially in this day and age of electronic dominance within music. This sounds to be stuck in the late-seventies, drenched in horribly bland white-man's funk (read as: Talking Heads), with no appeal or impact of any regard to be had. A continuing trend for this band. Their 2007 album was less expressive than their debut. The good news is, they can't get any worse. Expand
  6. Jan 6, 2015
    2
    What a load of junk, it sound cheap and computer-generated. There is no actual melody, even the voices are composed from 3 to 5 notes in no sensible way. I guess some teens are finding hidden meanings in all of it, otherwise I can't imagine how this is getting a good score. 2 out of 10, because at least it has a beat.
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 38 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. This Is Happening suffers no shortage of really great songs. Each track is a well-executed study in the finer points of the long form, each thumping and building, wavering and shifting in the haze of its own self-contained ecosystem.
  2. While it’s certainly still working for him now—This Is Happening is, in all respects, LCD’s best album—it doesn’t take much to imagine the act becoming a tired gag a couple more albums down the line.
  3. 80
    What keeps Murphy from being an insufferable know-it-all is how he folds deeper emotions into his references....Older, snottier, his edge remains.