|reviews / editor album review||
content by: editor
to access audio and video on collective you need real player.
Precious metal.Having described the first LCD Soundsystem album as “beige, woody and earthy”, James Murphy said he wanted its follow-up to sound silver. One foil-covered studio later and we have a contender for 2007’s most exciting LP. Less a reinvention of the Murphy and Goldsworthy sound than its thrilling consolidation, Sound Of Silver throws Bowie-esque shapes over rattling percussion, splintered guitars and mutated Moroder basslines. From the sparingly deployed Italo-house piano chords of the title track to All My Friends’ pitch-perfect fusion of euphoria and sorrow, this is music that hits the head, heart and hips all at once.
LCD Soundsystem – Sound of Silver, released 12 March 07 on EMI.
Read members' comments related to this album.
comment by Gillyskin May 29, 2007From the moment of seeing them perform on 'Later with Jools...' I have been hooked to their basic but emotive lyrics and tunes. Play this album to the end and all the way back again! It has re-lighted my love of music that has been gone since I lost touch with CUD!
comment by poshfrontrowjon Mar 29, 2007the remix of the whole album is amazing from lcdremixed.com
comment by vincent_roccoforte Mar 23, 2007i've given it a few listens. the highlights certainly outweigh the lowlights. not enough though to give it the full five hits. not as good as their debut.
comment by darlingretro Mar 23, 2007I think it's great, really hypnotic. My only problem with it is that some songs do go on for a little bit longer than neccessary and thus get monotonus...
comment by martyc Mar 21, 2007Sh*ts all over Just Jack and Hot Chip. Excellent...
..album of the year so far??
comment by dr_carruthers Mar 20, 2007Is it only me, or the bassline in the begining of 'Get Innocuous' resembles Kraftwerk's 'The Robots'?
Pretty good album!
comment by languagegames Mar 17, 2007the track is called 45:33 and is funny but not really my (or LCD) style. The idea is interesting a lp-long track, but in the end it does not really work.
comment by pauliesoco Mar 16, 2007It is pretty good, and i am a big fan but the track 'sound of silver' is awful, the lyrics are up there with some of the worst ever...anyone got the track James did for Nike? what's it like?
comment by Jakeo Mar 16, 2007This is the album of 2007 so far. Buy it. Buy it hard!
comment by knittedheed Mar 8, 2007catchy a bit white stripes??
note: The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
music archiveaccess 1000s of articles
also on bbc.co.uk
Long live Collective. Read our editor and member features.