Tag Archives: LCD Soundsystem

Top 10 of 2010: Jaime’s list

9 Dec

Lord, it’s that time of year, where we all get together and argue constantly about what we liked, loved and kind of hated, and as usual all of our opinions are all over the place. So we’re each taking the time to make our own list of what we consider the top albums of the year. We hope you enjoy, agree, disagree, and most of all listen. Continue reading

Track of the Day: LCD Soundsystem- Dance Yrself Clean

20 Apr

(Note: Due to the sheer number of submissions we receive there is no way we can give each and every album the attention (and word count) they deserve, but we can devote time to at least one song from each. So we started this feature to give worthy bands, and their music, a spot to shine. We hope this helps you discover new and exciting acts, and as always if you enjoy the music please make an attempt to support the artist by either attending a show or buying a record. Also, occasionally one of our favorite bands does something new, and we geek out about it.)

The other morning I received an email from someone I didn’t know labeled “Trust Me, You Want to  Listen”. Now, usually I ignore these things, or file them into the gigantic pile of emails I have that say the same thing, but I was feeling curious and figured I’d take a look. After downloading the zipped track I put it on and immediately freaked out when I realized what I had. As if the video for “Drunk Girls” didn’t have us all aflutter with hope for the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem album, we had streams up on Myspace driving us anti-piracy folks nuts with anticipation for what we (mainly me) consider to be the front-runner for album of the year.

LCD Soundsystem- Dance Yrself Clean

Verdict:

Well, one track into the album I feel utterly validated, as “Dance Yrself Clean” easily illustrates why James Murphy is operating on a completely different level than the rest of us. Murphy’s almost unrivalled talent as an arranger often beguiles his cantankerous lyrics that reflect on the absurdities of the world that surrounds him, mostly due to the music being just so damn catchy that most don’t care that the lyrics are mocking them because they’re so delirious from the dancing. Filled with almost eight minutes plus of driving hooks, you can all but expect this to take “jam of the summer” honors at whatever local dance night you attend. “Dance Yrself Clean”, indeed.