Review : LCD SOUNDSYSTEM - Sound Of Silver
VirginSprinkling some disco into your punk, a bit of rave into your rock, has become commonplace for today's sound - think Franz Ferdinand's white funk-influenced art rock or Klaxons' cataclysmic prog-rave collisions. But while this dancefloor energy has given guitar music the arse-kick it deserved, along with an injection of sex, such output remains, still, white boy rock. Dance music - continuing to suffer a post-house lack of direction - it ain't....full text
MusicOMH.comIt's no exaggeration to say that James Murphy is one of the saviours of dance music as it currently stands. This year's emphasis on punk-fuelled rockers for the dance floor owes a lot to his impetus - LCD Soundsystem and the DFA label were encouraging such hedonism well back in 2004. So is Daft Punk still playing at his house, or has he moved on to the next level?...full text
StylusMagazineIf prizes were only ever given for originality in music, James Murphy would be a loser. Reduced to its constituent parts, Sound Of Silver is possibly the most predictable record ever; the first tune is called “Get Innocuous” and is the sound of Bowie meeting Talking Heads in a Detroit warehouse nearly twenty years ago. Or, more precisely, it’s the sound of a reminiscence of that fictional meeting, today, in a loft in Brooklyn. It’s designed to make you strut, and fast....full text
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