This Is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
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Universal acclaim- based on 166 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album for the dance-rock band is reportedly James Murphy's last as LCD Soundsystem.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. This Is Happening is looking back on a life well lived and well learned, the final cap on a perfect career.
  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. 90
    In it’s complete scope, the album contains all the master works we’re usually too scared to expect from a full-length these days.
  4. With This Is Happening, Murphy remains far ahead of pretenders trying to steal his thunder. [Jun 2010, p.107]
  5. This Is Happening doesn’t quite reach the monumental heights of Sound of Silver, but it serves as a almost-there companion and further proof that LCD Soundsystem is one of the most exciting and interesting bands around in the 2000s.
  6. 75
    The new record doesn't quite live up to its predecessor, but its middle third is especially strong.
  7. Despite occasional flashes of brilliance it’s a patchy, derivative work.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 38
  2. Negative: 5 out of 38
  1. ShannonT
    May 27, 2010
    10
    This is the best album of 2010!
  2. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    When "New York I love you" I literally cried. Great album for a great band. I had the pleasure of seeing their final concert, I will never forget it
  3. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    This is Happening wonâ
  4. RodrigoT
    May 18, 2010
    9
    Very great album!
  5. Christopher
    May 20, 2010
    8
    More of the same. That's not necessarily a bad thing.
  6. Nov 2, 2010
    7
    Certainly the weakest of the LCD albums and yet very, VERY similar to his previous ones. It's probably for the best that he's calling it aCertainly the weakest of the LCD albums and yet very, VERY similar to his previous ones. It's probably for the best that he's calling it a day. There's nothing inherently bad about this album; it is in fact rather good. BUT, none of the songs on 'This Is Happening' are quite as good as those on 'LCD Soundsystem' or 'Sound of Silver'. This album shows that, after 3 albums, the LCD sound has now been stretched for as much as it's worth. I'm genuinely surprised it's metacritic score is as high as his others. Expand
  7. Zeus
    May 18, 2010
    0
    "...it doesn

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