American Dream (studio album) by LCD Soundsystem
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The best album by LCD Soundsystem is Sound Of Silver which is ranked number 91 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 15,756.
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Another brilliant album from an artist that really go under appreciated for how consistently great every one of their releases are. They bring the same quality as their previous work onto this record except this time it is a lot more mellow and doesn't have the dance elements that make it a bit more accessible. Despite this, I loved the more relaxed side and it made for an amazing listen. Every song can breathe and fully develop and you can see the work and time put into every song which makes me respect the artist so much more. The lyrics are also very well written and all combine to create a theme that covers the full album. However, there are a few tracks that are too slow and the run time is too long and could be cut down. Overall, I loved this album and while it isn't better than their 2 bigger releases, I do think it is very close to them.
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Very solid album of theirs and a welcome comeback for a great band. The material on here is probably the most meditative of their discography, with themes of aging, detachment, and putting the past behind you. James Murphy sounds the most vulnerable here, making him sound extremely honest and down to earth. He also doesn't have as much of those great dance beats to use as a sort of crutch to cope with his aging, adding to the themes of the album.
It's definitely not on the level of Sound of Silver and This is Happening, but it's very reliable and very 80s influenced.
Favorite Tracks: oh baby, i used to, call the police, american dream, emotional haircut
Dance-Rock de líricas densas!
Awesome album and a worthy return by LCD Soundsystem.
Favorites: Oh Baby, Call the Police.
I was not very impressed by their dance albums, and in late 2017, the year that I started following new releases, "american dream" came as a surprise for this band that I was indiferent towards.
This album doesn't really feel like an LCD soundsystem album, It is a completely diferent vibe. So I get why older fans doesn't dig up this. But for me It was the only side of LCD Soundsystem that I could possible enjoy. "Oh Baby" is one of my favorite songs of this decade.
Great album! Very much 80's influenced. Good lyrics and melodies.
Absolutely incredible album. Just like all of James' work it wears its influences on its sleeve and the end result is a masterful blend of dance-punk, post-punk and prog rock. Each of these tracks is capable of hitting the listener hard lyrically and the collective rush of us against time is shown from every angle here: the rage, the nostalgia, the resentfulness and the urge to make each day count are all discussed in a personally affected manner which doesn't isolate the listener. One of the few albums I've ever heard that had an actual personal impact on me.
This album has grown on me a lot. It's not quite as strong as some of LCD's other work and it runs a little long. However, LCD Soundsystem has such a great sound and style to their music. The standout tracks for me are Oh Baby, Call the Police, and American Dream.
'I'm counting on this to be album of the year... and by the sounds of Call the Police, it just might be.'
I wrote that comment back in August just before this album came out... and I couldn't have been more wrong
Having said that, How Do You Sleep? is quite possibly one of their best songs
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