LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
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Based on 24 reviews
2007 Ratings: #4 / 626
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Based on 558 ratings
2007 Ratings: #3
March 20, 2007 / Release Date
LP / Format
Capitol / Label
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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.


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.

A.V. Club

Sure, lots of other people have done this lately, but few do it with Murphy's flair.

This album is so damn fun and such a pleasant listen. Front to back, it throws you into this Talking Heads era sound with these insanely catchy and intoxicating rock/electronic fusions.
LCD Soundsystem sounds like if the Talking Heads were made in the digital age, and I love it. For an album made over 10 years ago, it somehow still sounds fresh, original, interesting, dancable, oddly emotional, vivid, dense, exciting, and all the more important: fun as hell. From the earnest lyrics to the off the wall and groovy production. The lyrics are nihilistic but never depressing, with an interesting juxtaposition between the groovy nature of the music. It's a airey, more mellow affair ... read more
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.
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
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Track List

  1. Get Innocuous!
  2. Time To Get Away
  3. North American Scum
  4. Someone Great
  5. All My Friends
  6. Us V Them
  7. Watch The Tapes
  8. Sound Of Silver
  9. New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down
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