Finally got around to post something on this record which will probably just reaffirm what you already know, if not you’re in for a treat.
This Is Happening is the third and final instalment from James Murphy’s LCD Soundsystem, completing a glittering tenure that began in 2002. LCD have monopolised music attention over that time but it’s no less than the music deserves. There’s a real feeling of deja vu on this record – touches of Bowie, Iggy Pop, Gary Numan and even some of his own previous tunes; ‘Drunk Girls’ sounds very much like revamped version of ‘North American Scum’. Don’t let this detract from the album, there’s no room for musical snobbery here, after all doesn’t most music owe itself to the past?
The album never really leaves its thuddish synth line tempo while blending styles and genres to create distinctive and substantive electro with a post-punk attitude. All in all a great way to bring the curtain down on this project – can’t wait for the Electric Picnic performance.
Mp3: LCD Soundsystem – One Touch