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  • Summary: Dance-punk producer (and one-half of The DFA) James Murphy returns with his second LCD Soundsytem album.

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All My Friends
That's how it starts. We go back to your house. We check the charts And start to figure it out. And if it's crowded, all the better because we know... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. It's a straight-up masterpiece, blending indie-rock attitude and clattering dance beats with lethal sardonic humor.
  2. Urb
    100
    The vocals are where Murphy has developed the most, trading in his Mark E. Smith yelp for various crooning styles. [Jan/Feb 2007, p.75]
  3. As a cohesive album and a personal statement, Sound of Silver is superior in most every way.
  4. It's occasionally like a dream collaboration between Bill Hicks and New Order, with Giorgio Moroder producing.
  5. Whereas Murphy's wise enough never to let his showing off spoil the fun, he can't avoid investing these songs with heart and soul.
  6. True, LCD's music is not for everyone, which may have something to do with why their fans love them as they do. If you fall into the latter category, however, Silver is gold.
  7. Someone please get this man his edge back.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 85 out of 112
  2. Negative: 8 out of 112
  1. MattB.
    Sep 7, 2007
    10
    This album is extraordinary. The man is a genius Funk Soul Brother? Nigel, get a clue.
  2. sanjeeva
    Mar 25, 2007
    10
    The best CD (dance or whatever) in a long LONG time! Was great the first time I heard it, but now, it pure magic! All my friends sounds like The best CD (dance or whatever) in a long LONG time! Was great the first time I heard it, but now, it pure magic! All my friends sounds like a mix of U2's Streets have no name and a Stroke's track. But the resulting track is a masterpiece. Sheer genius. Expand
  3. ZachM
    May 2, 2007
    10
    you know, it really gets tiring hearing about how people just can't get past the album's supposed "lack of melody". if all you want you know, it really gets tiring hearing about how people just can't get past the album's supposed "lack of melody". if all you want out of a record is catchy melodies, go listen to a fall out boy album or something. this record easily surpasses every record released so far this year (yes, even your dearly beloved Neon Bible). it's remarkable how james murphy can take such an eclectic set of songs and manage to make it all cohere to create a mature and all-around excellent record. if you like to listen to any sort of dance music at all, buy this album immediately and let it grow on you. you won't regret it. Expand
  4. andresL
    Mar 20, 2007
    9
    This one is as good as the debut which means its ace. Also 'All my friends' is the song of the year.
  5. ScottW.
    Aug 20, 2007
    9
    If you are looking for something different in the electronic sound, LCD Soundsystem are one of the best things going in that type of music. If you are looking for something different in the electronic sound, LCD Soundsystem are one of the best things going in that type of music. This is one of the best albumes in 2007. Sound of Silver is not a pop song albume though. Its one these albumes thats a little bite on the arty side but, this secound albume shows that they nkow what they are doing. Expand
  6. kat
    Mar 20, 2007
    7
    commercial, likeable, danceable. "all my firends" sounds like a new order cover i'm afraid. all in all, not too impressive, in my view.
  7. vzvzvhello
    Mar 22, 2007
    0
    this album sucks!

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