Artist: LCD Soundsystem
Album: This is Happening
Label: DFA Records
Summer’s inching closer, and LCD Soundsystem’s latest album This is Happening may just be the perfect summer jam.
In his third album, one-man show James Murphy eases into each track with hypnotic instrumentals, later exploding the hazy feel with jackhammering synths.
Murphy teases us with his staccato singing-style in the opening track, “Dance Yrself Clean,” until the 3 minute-mark when the drums, synths and vocals pick up. Even LCD Soundsystem’s infamous cowbell from past track “Daft Punk is Playing at My House” makes several noticeable re-appearances.
The majority of the tracks run over six minutes, but they don’t feel like they’re dragging on too long. Think of each track being like the progression of a dance party – starting out slower, then picking itself up as the night goes on and you fall into a complete and utter trance.
Give these tracks a listen: “You Wanted a Hit”, “Dance Yrself Clean” and “I Can Change”
For fans of: TV on the Radio, Caribou
– Uyen Cao