LCD Soundsystem - Sound Of Silver (2xLP)
Far from the typical difficult sophomore release that some might have expected, Sound Of Silver took the LCD Soundsystem we knew and loved and unveiled their rebirth as a great pop band. Here, repetitive percussion, towering walls of sound, driven melodies, lyrical hooks and occasional abstract and detailed string orchestration combine to create a sound like no other.
From the crushing barrage of first single "North American Scum" to the lounge piano of epic closer and twisted love ode to James Murphy's hometown "New York I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down" to the cascading harmonics of "Someone Great" and the title track, Sound of Silver marks the true emergence of an artist to be reckoned with and the definitive sound of LCD Soundsystem.
Sound Of Silver became the single most critically acclaimed record of 2007, voted #1 in the Pazz & Jop critics’ poll published annually in the Village Voice and was also nominated for a Grammy Award in 2008 for the Best Dance/Electronic Album.