"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans."

- John Lennon
 

This Is Happening (album) by LCD Soundsystem 

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This Is Happening
This Is Happening by LCD Soundsystem (2010)
Release date: 2010-05-12
Overall rank: 231st   Overall chart history
Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 830 votes)
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Accolades: Top 5 albums of 2010 (5th)
Top 20 albums of the 2010s (14th)
Top 500 albums of all time (231st)

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LCD Soundsystem bestography

This Is Happening is ranked 2nd best out of 7 albums by LCD Soundsystem on BestEverAlbums.com.

The best album by LCD Soundsystem is Sound Of Silver which is ranked number 116 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 20,670.

LCD Soundsystem album bestography « Higher ranked (116th) This album (231st) Lower ranked (980th) »
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Members who like this album also like: In Rainbows by Radiohead, Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem and The Suburbs by Arcade Fire.

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Average Rating: 
82/100 (from 830 votes)
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80/100
08/05/2018 23:36
84/100
 
85/100
08/02/2018 05:57
72/100
 
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07/31/2018 15:17
85/100
 
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90/100
07/29/2018 05:22
82/100

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95/100
From jdenny2018 06/13/2018 16:31
Great album, almost on the level of Sound of Silver
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From LCDBleepBoop 03/05/2018 21:01
'Dance Yrself Clean' is the first ever LCD Soundsystem song that I listened to. The moment the beat drops the first time you listen to it (with your headphones on full volume of course) is one of the most magical musical moments you'll ever experience. And the best part is, the pace and quality that this song sets is sustained throughout the album. 'All I Want' is a brilliant re-imagining of 'Heroes'; 'Home', which references Talking Heads, is a near-perfect way to end a near-perfect album; and 'You Wanted A Hit' is the quintessential LCD Soundsystem song -- slowly and methodically building up to a climax. The only weak point is 'Somebody's Calling Me', and the reason why I gave my favourite album a 9.5. Ugh, it frustrates me so much, it's so clearly a bad song, what was James thinking? Regardless, This Is Happening is an enthralling marriage of Murphy's two loves: dance and rock music. Win Butler said it best when he said that LCD Soundsystem are New Order meets The B52s. Whatever you do, listen to this album -- it's bloody brilliant.
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90/100
From Vatsal 02/13/2018 19:42
The best LCD album for me.
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90/100
From Diomed 02/04/2018 18:44
Not only a great dance album, but one of the great albums of the decade. Impeccable songwriting!
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From antiquusxy 09/01/2017 08:45
Had to listen to this record again before I tackle "American Dream", and it is as stunning as "Sound of Silver". Every single track is great, my favourite being "You Wanted A Hit", filled with diverse layers of instrumentation and sly, humorous lyrics. Top-notch.
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From badger 08/31/2017 16:11
Music about being a music maker.
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From F1Aaron 03/17/2017 22:13
While I find Sound of Silver to be more cohesive, This Is Happening is still a worthy follow up with some amazing tracks. The euphoria in Dance Yrself Clean gets me everytime.
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From hereforashortime 01/23/2017 18:36
I'm not a big fan of electronica stuff, but wow is this great
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75/100
From exileonthehell 08/27/2016 16:28
Remain In Light part.2
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From dgarr22 07/18/2016 20:49
Dance Yrself Clean... 100, not one weak track, except Somebody's Calling Me. Pow Pow is honestly just funny and stands out in the track listing, and Home is a fantastic ender having the soaring vocals from various people that was in Dance Yrself Clean.
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