- 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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|Daft Punk Is Playing At My House
|Daft punk is playing at my house, my house I'll show you the ropes kid, show you the ropes Got a bus and a trailer at my house, my house I'll show...
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Alternative PressAmple evidence that Murphy is far more than a dance-club wiseguy who's too clever by half. [Apr 2005, p.128]
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.
New Musical Express (NME)If he carries on writing songs as deliciously sour as this, dance music will end up needing to be saved from James Murphy, not by him. [22 Jan 2005, p.50]
MojoInescapably, Losing My Edge is the best thing here, yet happily Murphy has more than one trick up his stylish sleeve. [Feb 2005, p.101]
jpJul 10, 2005james murphy is a true visionary. he marries the old with the new, taking influences and creating something truly original. he's not james murphy is a true visionary. he marries the old with the new, taking influences and creating something truly original. he's not trying to be cool, i think that's why some people don't get it.… 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.
Oct 5, 2017This is an excellent debut of minimalist perfection with interesting lyrics and a dope dance beat incorporating the best elements of danceThis is an excellent debut of minimalist perfection with interesting lyrics and a dope dance beat incorporating the best elements of dance punk from the 80s on.… Expand
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.… Expand
KimPJun 10, 2005this band is absolutely horrible.
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