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Peter Harris

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Sound of Silver
« on: 20 Mar 2007, 10:39 »

Per Jeph's advice, I went out and got my grubby little hands on LCD Soundsystem's new album, and let me tell you - it is pretty goddamn sweet.  North American Scum is my new song for the week.  It's a great song for jogging.

Anyone else buy/listen to the album?  What do you guys think?
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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #1 on: 20 Mar 2007, 11:10 »

In the last month, for various reasons I have read three of the front-running British music mags; Arcade Fire's new album has got five, four and three stars out of five, respectively. However, in each of them Silver got four stars. I feel that says something of its quality.

I like the single, but it reminds me of a lot of the first album's songs a bit too much. Luckily he's eclectic.
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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #2 on: 20 Mar 2007, 16:21 »

I agree.  I feel that unless he's specifically trying to do something different, all his songs sound exactly the same.
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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #3 on: 20 Mar 2007, 18:09 »

This album is basically killer. North American Scum, Someone Great, All My Friends: all great tracks. In fact, there's not a dud on there.

Get it because it is awesome.

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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #4 on: 21 Mar 2007, 09:00 »

I wasn't really aware of LCD Soundsystem till a week or so ago when a friend persuaded me to go see them live. I can now declare myself a fan, they are a very good live band, North American Scum and New York, I Love You... were particularly well recieved. I'm on my way to get the album now.
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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #5 on: 21 Mar 2007, 13:58 »

New York, I Love You... doesn't really do it for me, but coming from the Pac Northwest, that might be self-evident.  I still don't think any of the songs on the album can hold a candle to Tribulations, still my favorite LCD Soundsystem songs, and one of my all-time favs overall.  However, this is an excellent entry into a stellar discography.

I will admit that, as much as I love North American Scum, I don't completely understand the lyrics.
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Re: Sound of Silver
« Reply #6 on: 21 Mar 2007, 16:01 »

Basically, it's about how they aren't British.  They're from North America.  And they're scum.  But really, if you need to think about that, you're overthinking the song.  The song is about dancing.
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