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Album artwork for Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem

Compared to the first LCD Soundsystem album, Sound Of Silver is less silly, funnier, less messy, sleeker, less rowdy, more fun, less distanced, more touching. It is just as linked to James Murphy's record collection, with traces of post-punk, disco, Krautrock, and singer/songwriter schlubs, but the references are evidently harder to pin down; the number of names dropped in the reviews published before its release must triple the amount mentioned throughout "Losing My Edge."

There's even some confusion as to which version of David Bowie is lurking around. One clearly evident aspect of the album is that Murphy has streamlined his sound. All the jagged frays have been removed, replaced by a slightly tidier approach that is more direct and packs more punch. Murphy comes across as a fully naturalised producer of dance music - especially on "Get Innocuous!" - as opposed to a product of '90s indie rock who has made a convincing switch-up.

LCD Soundsystem

Sound Of Silver

DFA
Album artwork for Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
LPx2

£49.99

Black
Released 16/02/2007Catalogue Number

0094638511410

Album artwork for Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
LPx2

£29.99

US Pressing.

Black
Released 25/03/2022Catalogue Number

DFA2164

LCD Soundsystem

Sound Of Silver

DFA
Album artwork for Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
LPx2

£49.99

Black
Released 16/02/2007Catalogue Number

0094638511410

Album artwork for Sound Of Silver by LCD Soundsystem
LPx2

£29.99

US Pressing.

Black
Released 25/03/2022Catalogue Number

DFA2164

Compared to the first LCD Soundsystem album, Sound Of Silver is less silly, funnier, less messy, sleeker, less rowdy, more fun, less distanced, more touching. It is just as linked to James Murphy's record collection, with traces of post-punk, disco, Krautrock, and singer/songwriter schlubs, but the references are evidently harder to pin down; the number of names dropped in the reviews published before its release must triple the amount mentioned throughout "Losing My Edge."

There's even some confusion as to which version of David Bowie is lurking around. One clearly evident aspect of the album is that Murphy has streamlined his sound. All the jagged frays have been removed, replaced by a slightly tidier approach that is more direct and packs more punch. Murphy comes across as a fully naturalised producer of dance music - especially on "Get Innocuous!" - as opposed to a product of '90s indie rock who has made a convincing switch-up.