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8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 174 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 9 out of 174

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  1. Aug 13, 2010
    6
    This Is Happening had the potential to be one of the greatest EPs of this generation. Instead, James Murphy has produced an album of three or four hits, intertwined with shameless time-consuming noise.
  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. SteveA
    May 18, 2010
    6
    At some point between LCD Soundsystem
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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.