AOTY 2017
Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
Critic Score
Based on 23 reviews
2007 Ratings: #5 / 616
User Score
Based on 430 ratings
2007 Ratings: #3
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
musicOMH

Taken end to end, Sound Of Silver is a thrilling, exhilarating ride on a fast machine. Murphy’s hyperactive compositions have rhythm, energy, feeling and bite – and while dance music will claim it, that needn’t restrict its coverage. You’d be mad to miss out on one of this year’s essential albums.

92
Pitchfork

Far removed from the compressed, trebly, and overmastered paradigm that's gripped electronic music in the last decade, Sound of Silver sounds deep, spacious, and full-blooded.

May 2, 2017
Pmarf46
91
It will entrance you, it will move you, and it will stick with you. This album has everything, from classic disco-styled beats, to piano ballads, to electronic innovation, to pure, unadulteratedly fantastic songwriting. If you come away from this album with one thing, please let it be "All My Friends", one of the best songs of the century and arguably one of the best ever. You will feel nostalgic for friends you never even had, and you will long for meaning that you hope one day comes.
Jan 2, 2017
exception
93
I listened to this album one time last year, and never felt like I had to go back to it. Many months passed, all of the hype over the group coming back together to tour got to me, so I decided to revisit the only album of LCD Soundsystem's I listened to, Sound of Silver. Every flaw that I heard in the past melted out of my mind. James Murphy's voice over an infectious mix of electronic dance music and rock is something that I can't believe I ever didn't like, as it's all just too damn good. ... read more
May 13, 2016
LeFelixBrown
95
If The Killers and The Talking Heads gave birth to a wunderkind. Except this wunderkind is a 37-year-old bloke in a tight suit.
Dec 15, 2017
95
James Murphy’s magnum opus