American Dream (studio album) by LCD Soundsystem

American Dream
American Dream by LCD Soundsystem
Year: 2017
Release date: 2017-09-01
Overall rank: 683rd   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 542 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 10 albums of 2017 (8th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 2010s (97th)
Award Top 1,000 albums of all time (683rd)
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LCD Soundsystem bestography

American Dream is ranked 3rd best out of 8 albums by LCD Soundsystem on BestEverAlbums.com.

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 16,808.

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Average Rating: 
78/100 (from 542 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 3% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 78.1/100, a mean average of 77.3/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 78.2/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.3.

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80/100
From 04/04/2020 18:35
Highlights:

Call The Police
How Do You Sleep?
Oh Baby
Other Voices
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From 02/14/2020 06:46
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
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Rating:  
90/100
From 11/09/2019 17:17
Dance-Rock de líricas densas!
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95/100
From 07/11/2019 19:16
Awesome album and a worthy return by LCD Soundsystem.

Favorites: Oh Baby, Call the Police.
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Rating:  
85/100
From 06/01/2019 13:33
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.
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90/100
From 12/16/2018 22:01
Great album! Very much 80's influenced. Good lyrics and melodies.
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85/100
From 12/02/2018 01:08
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.
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75/100
From 08/20/2018 16:48
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.
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70/100
From 03/28/2018 12:26
'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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45/100
From 01/14/2018 11:49
Despite the critical acclaim I didn’t dig this album too much. For starters it’s too, no , WAY too long at a ridiculous 82 minutes

The first couple of tracks are ok but from here on it gets quite sameness/ ish . Even the track ‘ American Dream ‘ I couldn’t get into

Some have this as album of 2017 but I’ll pass thanks.
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