Sound Of Silver
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not exactly designed for hit singles, LCD Soundsystem gave us a weighty release with a short number of long songs that straddled the gap between man and machine with a peculiarly sincere melancholy which sounds exactly like a sad iPod walking to work at the end of October. On March 12, 2007, to coincide with its official UK release, an underground remix version of the album was released online in aid of charity. But possibly the greatest thing about LCD Soundsystem -- and The Sound of Silver -- is just how goddammed infectious the whole things adds up to be.On "All My Friends", for instance, he tackles a favorite subject (getting older) from the wrong end of an all-nighter: "You spend the first five years trying to get with the plan/ And the next five years trying to be with your friends again. Sound of Silver" is a seven-minute suite that morphs from a rumbling, ice-cold, no-wave groove into a liquefied jumble of kalimbas, pianos, and fizzy synths. Nonetheless, his transition out of punk and into dance music ran concurrent with this modest revolution, and it's pretty much impossible to separate his epiphanies from ours.
To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. We're besieged and stupefied enough by downloads and mixes and remixes and mashups and collections of songs masquerading as albums that an album that feels like an album strikes me as positively ideal right now. That early LCD tracks like "Losing My Edge" used to feature in playlists alongside, say, "Work It" or ". Compared to the first LCD Soundsystem album, Sound Of Silver is less silly, funnier, less messy, sleeker, less rowdy, more fun, less distanced, more touching.
ONE of the great things about LCD Soundsystem is that there are so many nods and references it's almost impossible to name-drop a band/singer of influence and get it wrong. A dance-rock record from a former punk agnostic, this hybrid of 1970s art-rock and more traditional dance elements.