10 Songs, 1 Hour 8 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You could forgive James Murphy for feeling apprehensive about reviving LCD Soundsystem after their epic bowing-out in 2011. But when David Bowie urges you to do something, you kind of have to take it to heart. Bowie’s influence is all over american dream, as are all the touchpoints that announced LCD's early-'00s indie bona fides. The searing guitars and ambient textures on “call the police” and “other voices” play like pages in Bowie’s Berlin diaries, and the band nods generously in the direction of Bono, Talking Heads, electro, and '80s post-punk throughout. That’s no surprise. But for Murphy, american dream also represents a beautifully matured reckoning. The jaded record-store geek of 2002’s “Losing My Edge” is now gracefully grappling with aging and loss on the thumping, New Order-esque “tonite,” sing-speaking lines like, "We maybe realize what it is we need before we die.” This is LCD come full circle. Not only have they not missed a stitch upon returning—american dream is arguably their best album yet.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes

EDITORS’ NOTES

You could forgive James Murphy for feeling apprehensive about reviving LCD Soundsystem after their epic bowing-out in 2011. But when David Bowie urges you to do something, you kind of have to take it to heart. Bowie’s influence is all over american dream, as are all the touchpoints that announced LCD's early-'00s indie bona fides. The searing guitars and ambient textures on “call the police” and “other voices” play like pages in Bowie’s Berlin diaries, and the band nods generously in the direction of Bono, Talking Heads, electro, and '80s post-punk throughout. That’s no surprise. But for Murphy, american dream also represents a beautifully matured reckoning. The jaded record-store geek of 2002’s “Losing My Edge” is now gracefully grappling with aging and loss on the thumping, New Order-esque “tonite,” sing-speaking lines like, "We maybe realize what it is we need before we die.” This is LCD come full circle. Not only have they not missed a stitch upon returning—american dream is arguably their best album yet.

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics. Mastered for iTunes
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Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
148 Ratings
148 Ratings
skymind ,

The Coolest American Band Returns

Excellent. Exceeded all my expectations. Hope to catch you on tour next time! (Fingers-crossed that you can get close to the St. Louis area.)

kuhuh ,

Raw LCD

I love this album and I never write reviews. As an artist I am very inspired by James Murphy. This album is their most vulnerable and raw, somehow mixing their beautiful sounds with lyrics of irony, melancholy, angst and even anger. It seems like LCD’s &James Murphy’s most intimate album, exposing wounds and personal grief, somehow, within electronic music. It’s Ingenious, my life & painting studio r enriched by it.

marty noel ,

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM and AMERICAS DREAM OF THE DREAMED

Like a cubist rendering of the 21st century American inner landscape,the new LCD SOUNDSYSTEM ALBUM AMERICAN DREAM, is a musical painting par excellence ,of neo-impressionistic vinets that depict the psychosis of contemporary America in the disgraceful age of “our hitler”one Donald j.trump.with the songs serving as an abstract contemporary rock concept album of another kind.with “CALL THE POLICE,AMERICAN DREAM,And the stunning and chilling EMOTIONAL HAIRCUT,revealing the lie that America is perpetuating in its own house for the whole world to see and bare witness too.

“SEEING ALL OF OUR MISCONCEPTIONS LINNING UP NOW,IN ROW AFTER ROW AFTER ROW,IN A SPIRITUAL,A SPIRITUAL SPONGEBATH..........OF OUR SOUL.

An amazing and important album!

MARTY NOEL
AKA M.N.REVOLUTION ROCK
APRIL,15,2018.

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