Thursday, December 23 2010
The year's best albums are highlighted by the emergence of a future superstar, two veteran and virtuoso rappers, and a Dream Team of indie bands releasing career peaks.
Thursday, December 23 2010
Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.
Thursday, December 16 2010
Successful live albums are challenging things, judged by their ability to adequately portray the power of a performance. 2010 proved that even a strong crop of carefully staged and recorded recent shows could still be overshadowed by legendary sets of the past.
Monday, December 6 2010
"Indie rock" has become a term as amorphous and hard-to-pin-down as some of its associated lingo. But for our purposes here, we'll go with a line of demarcation strangely omitted from the discussion much of the time: the rock portion of the equation.
Sunday, December 9 2007
As electronic music's edges bleed out all over the genre map, some sounds have been resurrected, others minimally revised, but the sum total shows a genre that, diffuse identity or not, continues to exert its pull on rock, pop, and the dancefloor.
Wednesday, April 6 2011
If LCD Soundsystem resists the urge to reunite for some future Coachella or Lollapalooza, they will have said goodbye exactly as they should, as their music and attitude demanded, with a party for the ages. The life-affirming power of music and collective experience was in full effect at Madison Square Garden, and no amount of joyful hyperbole could come close to explaining how much it all meant.
Sunday, February 6 2011
LCD Soundsystem's London Sessions is a magnificent swan song for one of the premiere acts -- both in and outside of the studio -- of the past ten years.
Sunday, May 16 2010
Serving up a comprehensively postmodern survey of pop culture with wit, panache and an enviable dose of hooks, LCD Soundsystem take its place on 2010's shortlist of year-defining albums.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
The music has not only been remixed, but has also had its original purpose radically reconfigured.
Thursday, June 21 2007
Imagine Rupert Murdoch sitting Sliver-style in front of a bank of televisions, watching James Murphy and his band run through disco-affected, punk-funk tunes. What do you think he would think?
Monday, April 9 2012
Thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, the legacy of dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem will live on.
Tuesday, March 20 2012
On my last day at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival, I chose to see my first documentary. Why? Well, to spite someone of course.
Wednesday, February 22 2012
Free download on Converse website starting February 23.
Tuesday, April 12 2011
Among all the fervent eulogizing of the late LCD Soundsystem, a backlash has kicked up some funereal dirt. So, where to lay the band to rest -- with the hippest of the hip, or the bright-but-empty space with most of the other Madison Square Garden clientele?
Friday, April 1 2011
Wednesday’s show at Terminal 5 already seemed like the penultimate ending to an incredible tenure.
Tuesday, January 31 2012
PARK CITY, Utah — Rock stars tend to exit the public stage in one of two ways: with a burst of drama or by fading away
Tuesday, October 26 2010
How much thought goes into building a set list? This is not just talking shop. Three acts — LCD Soundsystem, Max Weinberg and Scottish band the Vaselines — tell us how they build a set list.
Wednesday, January 20 2010
LOS ANGELES — This year's Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival might have a mogul — rap patriarch Jay-Z — on the marquee, but the lineup is still
Sunday, March 25 2007
What is glaringly absent from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Definitive 200" list are challenging listens.