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Sound Of Silver

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Not only does it drop all those stylistic references we love here at Piccadilly Records (punk-funk, Krautrock, early 80s Euro-disco, post-punk guitar music etc), going far beyond the simple pastiche of many bands around vying for the LCD crown, but then combines these with some excellent song writing from James Murphy. In 2012, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 395 on its list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

The album was released jointly through DFA and Capitol Records in the United States and EMI elsewhere, first on March 12, 2007, in the United Kingdom. For several weeks before and after the album's release the entire album was available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.On March 12, 2007, to coincide with its official UK release, an underground remix version of the album was released online in aid of charity. Recorded in upstate New York over the summer of 2006, "Sound Of Silver" is an ambitious step up from LCD Soundsystem's eponymous debut album. Sound of Silver, his second as LCD Soundsystem, is as close to a perfect hybrid of dance and rock music's values as you're likely to ever hear. Several indonesian tape releases have the best quality even than other recent albums, this one have a very good quality, a little bit of noise but not bad.

Sound of Silver was produced by the DFA and recorded during 2006 at Long View Farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts and DFA Studios in New York, New York. ANOTHER great thing about LCD Soundsystem is that James Murphy and the gang make the tracks on this album -- and even more so if you catch them live -- their own.

Robert Christgau, writing in MSN Music, remarked that the album contained "one song so irresistible it makes you think the other tracks are songs too, which sometimes they are," [29] later assigning it a two-star honorable mention rating. While Sound of Silver makes no bones about Murphy's well-known appreciation of Brian Eno's pop vocal affectations ("Get Innocuous", "Sound of Silver"), the Velvet Underground ("New York I Love You"), or new-wave ("Watch the Tapes"), it never feels like a paste job, but rather just the well-considered work of someone connecting the dots between the past and the present. The album was also nominated for the 2007 Shortlist Prize, where it lost out to The Reminder by Feist. Tim Jonze of NME wrote that while "Murphy's wise enough never to let his showing off spoil the fun, he can't avoid investing these songs with heart and soul .

The Bulgarian-born doctor was a pioneer of group therapy and had opened a practice in New York City. Far removed from the compressed, trebly, and overmastered paradigm that's gripped electronic music in the last decade, Sound of Silver sounds deep, spacious, and full-blooded. People can get more than a bit up themselves analysing the influences, often at the expense of the music. All the jagged frays have been removed, replaced by a slightly tidier approach that is more direct and packs more punch.Just the tape shell looks similar to others (no legals, no title album, etc) but it’s not a crime, it’s ok. The silver ink stamped labels are also a nice touch, although they smudge off with ease so it's worth being delicate when playing them.

Sound of Silver" is a seven-minute suite that morphs from a rumbling, ice-cold, no-wave groove into a liquefied jumble of kalimbas, pianos, and fizzy synths. For the recording of LCD Soundsystem's following album This Is Happening, Murphy brought one of the original pieces of silver fabric to the album's recording studio in Los Angeles and hung it in Rick Rubin's recording den, the Mansion.

That early LCD tracks like "Losing My Edge" used to feature in playlists alongside, say, "Work It" or ". Upon release, Sound of Silver received acclaim from music critics, and it was later nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards. Heaped with a semi-optimistic splurge of retro synth squiggles and world-weary songwriting, this album slowly and infectiously became the soundtrack to a disappointing decade, built on intricate and simple motifs that bear the longevity - and endurance - of the music and the feelings within. Pitchfork named two of the album's tracks ("Someone Great" and "All My Friends") in the top ten tracks of 2007 [38] and the album itself was named the second best album of 2007.

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