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Thursday, October 9 2014

The 100 Best Albums of the 2000s: 20-1

These top 20 records of the '00s feature some familiar faces, but also several that, over time, have grown more fondly in memory.


Thursday, December 23 2010

The 70 Best Albums of 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

The 60 Best Songs of 2010

Sixty slices of musical greatness highlighted by one of the most delightful expletive-ridden hits in pop music history.


Thursday, December 16 2010

The Best Live Albums of 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

The Best Indie Rock of 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.


Reviews

Tuesday, May 20 2014

LCD Soundsystem: The Long Goodbye - LCD Soundsystem Live at Madison Square Garden

A final raucous farewell to electro's best ever behemoths.


Wednesday, April 6 2011

LCD Soundsystem: 2 April 2011 - The Long Goodbye, NYC

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: London Sessions

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

LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

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

LCD Soundsystem: 45:33 Remixes

The music has not only been remixed, but has also had its original purpose radically reconfigured.


Blogs

Monday, April 9 2012

"Shut Up and Play the Hits" Finds North American Distribution

Thanks to Oscilloscope Laboratories, the legacy of dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem will live on.


Tuesday, March 20 2012

SXSW Film Festival Day 6: 'Shut Up and Play the Hits'

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

"DoYaThing" by Damon Albarn, Andre 3000 and James Murphy

Free download on Converse website starting February 23.


Tuesday, April 12 2011

LCD Soundsystem: Who Cares About an Edge, Anyway?

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

LCD Soundsystem + Shit Robot: 30 March 2011 - New York

Wednesday’s show at Terminal 5 already seemed like the penultimate ending to an incredible tenure.


News

Tuesday, January 31 2012

Sundance 2012: Documentary bears witness to the breakup of LCD Soundsystem

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 Does a Band Build a Set List?

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

Coachella lineup is model for recessionary times

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

In praise of challenging albums

What is glaringly absent from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's "Definitive 200" list are challenging listens.


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