Wednesday, January 02, 2008


#8 LCD Soundsystem - Sound of Silver

Oh how my musical tastes have evolved. In college I probably would have hated this album. Now it just makes me want to dance around in my seat at work or in the car. I'm still not completely sold on the more repetitive, techno sounding songs but I don't dislike them. The lyrics on the rest of the songs are first rate and would probably be my favorite lyrics of the year if not for one of my favorite song writers releasing an album this year. The entire album with the exception of the closing track is upbeat musically even though the lyrics can be quite the opposite. The closing track is an amazing portrait of New York and why so many people love it and hate it for the same reasons. Song of the year candidate "All My Friends" was a song I could really relate to and deals with growing up and the twists and turns along the way. I had the privilege of seeing this band live at the Virgin Festival and was completely blown away. I had seen them live on Letterman before and was less than impressed so seeing them perform so well was a shock to the system. I don't think my foot stopped tapping the entire time.

North American Scum
All My Friends
New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down

Favorite Lyrics:
“And if the sun comes up, if the sun comes up, if the sun comes up
And I still don't wanna stagger home
Then it's the memory of our betters
That are keeping us on our feet
You spent the first five years trying to get with the plan
And the next five years trying to be with your friends again
You're talking 45 turns just as fast as you can
Yeah, I know it gets tired, but it's better when we pretend
It comes apart
The way it does in bad films
Except in parts
When the moral kicks in”

“New York, I Love You
But you're freaking me out
There's a ton of the twist
But we're fresh out of shout
Like a death in the hall
That you hear through your wall
New York, I Love You
But you're freaking me out
New York, I Love You
But you're bringing me down
New York, I Love You
But you're bringing me down
Like a death of the heart
Jesus, where do I start?
But you're still the one pool
Where I'd happily drown”

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