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Sound of Silver


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  • Audio CD (Oct. 1 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Warner Music Canada
  • ASIN: B000M3452Y
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #14,108 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Get Innocuous!
2. Time To Get Away
3. North American Scum
4. Someone Great
5. All My Friends
6. Us V Them
7. Watch The Tapes
8. Sound Of Silver
9. New York, I Love You But You're Bringing Me Down


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From start to finish this record is amazing. My favourite song is All My Friends. The packaging is really nice as well (gatefold sleeve and nice heavy vinyl). I was surprised to find it for the price Amazon.ca was selling it at because it is generally much more expensive in record stores.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By joemacktheknife on March 19 2007
Format: Audio CD
LCD Soundsystem, the band whose house Daft Punk played, are back with 'Sound Of Silver', their second album of dance influenced punk, picking up where their first left off. DFA Records co-producer James Murphy has again used his production talents on his bands latest release, throwing in more beats, influences and cowbells than ever before to create another fantastic party album.

Slow building opener 'Get Innocuous' is classic LCD. Never quite knowing where it's going to end up, you find yourself drawn into its hypnotic rhythm and infectious drumbeat, reminiscent of the band's early track 'Beat Connection', as the song progresses, 80s dance music influences becomes apparent. This 80s theme continues throughout the rest of 'Sound Of Silver', making it seem like a collection of rare 12" records from the decade.

The title track sounds like a dark version of New Order's 'Blue Monday' had it been made by Kraftwerk with Ian Curtis on vocals. It's refreshing to hear Murphy trying out various vocal styling instead of sounding like he is just talking to you with a nasal cold, which he does on current single 'North American Scum', this albums 'Daft Punk Is Playing At My House'. The influences keep on rolling with Human League vs. Kraftwerk on 'Someone Great' and 'Watch The Tapes' sound like a surreal mash-up of Donna Summer and The Beach Boys.

Despite all the 80s influences on 'Sound Of Silver', there are moments of pure LCD style genius - 'All My Friends' builds and builds leaving you hanging for an epic close which never quite happens, yet reminding you of all those great nights you've had with your friends. 'Us vs. Them' is a slice of funky disco which will not doubt get you dancing.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By write2me on April 24 2007
Format: Audio CD
Dance music may still pack out clubs, but the wider influence it wielded has all but evaporated; witness the lengthening silence from such former chart staples as The Chemical Brothers, The Prodigy and Fatboy Slim. Apologists say that dance music isn't really album-fodder anyway, but even in single form, it's trounced these days by Britpop, nu-pop, hip-hop, indie-pop, Keaneplay and R&B. The appeal of cheering on a club DJ simply doesn't transfer that well to the home environment, it seems.

This shouldn't be cause for too much gloom. Quite the opposite, in fact, as dance music's great cultural breakthrough - the demystification of the recording process - means that thousands can now make music in their own bedrooms, free to explore outside the strict parameters of club culture.

The touchstones for this new form of computer-groove music are not so much Detroit techno icons such as Derrick May and Juan Atkins, but Kraut-rockers like Can, Neu! and Kraftwerk, early synth-rock pioneers such as Silver Apples and Suicide, and minimalist composers like Steve Reich and Terry Riley. James Murphy, who to all intents and purposes is LCD Soundsystem, admitted as much on his single "Losing My Edge", name-checking everyone from Can to Captain Beefheart, going on to notable success with his 2005 debut album. Now Murphy returns with Sound of Silver, a quantum leap beyond LCD's debut.

Apart from the closing piano ballad "New York I Love You", the album's nine tracks are methodically built, sometimes from the simplest elements - the single-note bassline of "Time To Get Away", the lone repeated chord of "Get Innocuous", the re-synching pianos of " All My Friends" - laid over the interlocking rhythms.
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By T. Bigney on Jan. 18 2008
Format: Audio CD
The finest work of James Murphy's career to date, Sound of Silver sits squarely at the intersection of all of the early 00s careening pop and indie ideologies. In an age of free downloads, mashups, and iPod shuffles, LCD Soundsystem unapologetically set out to make a dance record that breathes like a proper album-- and it's as close to a perfect hybrid of dance and rock music's values as you're likely to ever hear.
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Format: Audio CD
This is a quality album full of vigour and energy.

The sound is very much that of the Talking Heads of the "Speaking In Tongues" album. It's where the 'Heads might have gone if they'd continued to develope that style. Don't get me wrong it's no pale imitation, more that it shows how much scope for development of the music there was.
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