This week is the long awaited return of the greatness that is James Murphy and LCD Soundsystem. That’s really all you need to be listening to, but I’ve got a couple of other things to check out and one to avoid this week as well. So, here we go, onto American Dream.
LPs to listen to this week
After 7 long, very long years, LCD Soundsystem is back and it’s glorious. The vibe has changed however, this album is a little darker than its predecessors, but as James Murphy said, it’s a darker time. Whilst the tone is a bit different than the past work from LCD it’s still a brilliant commentary per usual. This might be the only album you spin this week and that’s totally okay.
This album is a throwback to electro’s heyday from former ID members, Paul Humphreys and Andy McCluskey. They popped back onto the scene in 2010 after a decade long hiatus and haven’t lost their touch with album number 13. If you’re looking for something fun to spin this is a good call.
Single worth your time
First, let me preface this by saying, I am not a fan of The National. I’ve typically found their work to be rather boring and it’s never appealed to me as something I’ve enjoyed listening to. Now, that being said, I did enjoy their new single. It’s catchy and I thoroughly enjoyed the percussion work. It’s not exactly breaking new ground in the indie rock scene, but it’s a good spin.
One to skip
Courtney Barnett, the indie darling of 2015, hell you could get your photo taken in her chair from the album cover a in Spitalfield Market in London during the Independent Label Market, is joining forces in a much ballyhooed collaboration with Kurt Vile. If the first single is any indication, it’s going to be very boring. It’s a very standard indie country tune and, to be honest, there just isn’t much there. It’s a forgettable snoozer. We’ll have to wait and see what the rest will be like when it’s released on Matador, but I’m not holding out a ton of hope.