LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem
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Based on 17 reviews
2005 Ratings: #28 / 443
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Based on 451 ratings
2005 Ratings: #36
Liked by 7 people
February 15, 2005 / Release Date
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Capitol / DFA / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

82
Pitchfork

LCD Soundsystem has been anticipated since Murphy's 2002 splash "Losing My Edge"/"Beat Connection", and like it, makes clear that although his musical reference points are upfront enough to be conspicuous, they never quite cross the line into hipster-wallpaper.

KIDWITHGUNs
87
Apparently LCD Soundsystem and Gorillaz made a collaborative album.

Andre 3000 was a feature on one of the tracks.

The album was called Tales of the Nightsmen and would have 9 songs that would reach just over 50 minutes.

It was essentially an ambitious project that would blend dance music, trip-hop and hints of electronic here and there.

It was like nothing we have ever heard before this whole decade, it was so new. It was so out there

Eventually Fantano gave it a Decent 9 and had it at ... read more
Flamingooooo
85
I'm glad I finally started to appreciate and enjoy the music of this band, because I remember that when I first heard their songs I was rather disappointed and found them boring. I didn't really listen to them for a long time but when I listened to my playlist a few days ago I came across a track called Get Innocuous! and I really liked it and also my dad who walked into my room and asked me "who's singing it". The next day my dad came up with an idea to listen to their music together ... read more
lcdunderground
95
I have no idea why I like this album *this* much, but I'll try my best to explain.

Here's my hot take. James Murphys attitude and energy in this album, imo, is his best amongst all of the LCD discography. If you're a fan of James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem, you probably know a thing or two about the story behind it as well. But if you don't, I'll quickly explain. Before James put out "Losing My Edge" in 2002, he was known in the New York music (dance? I don't know what to call it) ... read more
PipePanic
90
While somewhat bloated and needing of some cuts to the album, LCDs debut is something really special. Catchy, dancable and exciting techno rock that will get your blood pumping. From it's interesting choices in productions to it's distant and distinctive vocals, it's a truely unique album with tracks that you have to come back again and again, with songs so catchy they will be in your head for years, with an ambitious amount of sounds and styles that make up this double disk record.

The first ... read more
Shearer
80
Even with its enormous runtime, it doesn't feel bloated at all. It's captivating and keeps you dancing throughout.
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Year End Lists

#2/Gigwise
#5/SPIN
#7/No Ripcord
#8/Pitchfork
#21/NME
#35/Rolling Stone

Track List

Disc 1

  1. Daft Punk Is Playing at My House
  2. Too Much Love
  3. Tribulations
  4. Movement
  5. Never as Tired as When I'm Waking Up
  6. On Repeat
  7. Thrills
  8. Disco Infiltrator
  9. Great Release

Disc 2

  1. Losing My Edge
  2. Beat Connection
  3. Give It Up
  4. Tired
  5. Yeah (Crass Version)
  6. Yeah (Pretentious Version)
  7. Yr City's a Sucker (Full Version)
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