LCD Soundsystem | A Review of This Is Happening

LCD Soundsystem is essentially the brainchild of music producer and co-founder of DRA Records James Murphy. As Murphy’s third LCD Soundsystem album This Is Happening has a playful tone for the most part, with the first single off of the album titled Drunk Girls. The lighthearted track draws a fairly observable comparison between the drunken antics of boys and girls, set to a motivated synth back. Actually, the entire album plays out like something that escaped from the 80s synth revolution, you might have expected the hooks from Gary Numan’s Cars to start off a track or two while listening. This album is classic synth and with Murphy’s lyrical attitude makes for an impressive display of the retro infused albums being put out of late. But this isn’t just an ode to the electronic music of the late 70s and 80s, as a dance friendly kind of album, This Is Happening has a not so subtle element of disco at its very core. As the acts reportedly final album LCD Soundsystem has will be going out on a high note.

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