LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver
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Based on 25 reviews
2007 Ratings: #4 / 677
Year End Rank: #2
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2007 Ratings: #4
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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.
I apologize for not giving this a 100
This is undoubtedly the best album of this group. There are practically 9 perfect songs that are brilliantly performed and simply give a full fun to the listener. Songwriting is very satisfying and interesting, I really don't have anything to be attached to. The only thing that keeps me from giving it a perfect score is the title track, but I think I'll like it a little more in the course of time.
LCD is surely one of the most Rock'n'Roll bands of electronic music. James Murphy is one of my favorite singers of the last decades. If the first eponymous opus released in 2004 was not perfectly finalized despite the undeniable qualities, "Sound Of Silver" marks an essential step for LCD Soundsystem, but especially for the advent of electro-rock. Murphy, the most charismatic leader in recent years, pays homage to his idols, Brian Eno and David Bowie, while keeping a modern and never ... read more
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
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