2018 Grammy Award Winner!
• Best Dance Recording: "Tonite"
Fourth Album On Double LP!
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American Dream is the fourth studio album by American rock band LCD
Soundsystem, released on September 1, 2017, by DFA and Columbia. It was first
announced on January 5, 2016, the day after it was revealed that the band was
reuniting after a disbandment lasting nearly five years. It is the band's first
album in seven years, following This Is Happening (2010).
Prior to release, LCD Soundsystem performed at large music festivals as well as
smaller shows to promote their reunion. "Call the Police" and "American Dream"
were released together as the album's lead single on May 5, 2017, and "Tonite"
was released as the second single on August 16, 2017. The album received
widespread acclaim from music critics. The album performed well commercially and
became the band's first number-one album in the United States, Canada, and
"American Dream is an emotionally charged and tightly wound return, balancing
bursts of dance-punk energy with post-punk moodiness and synth pop abstraction,
powered by insistent beats and Murphy's distinctive vocals. It's an album made
equally for the feet, the brain, and the heart, with moments of melancholy and
release, sadness and joy, all delivered with an unsentimental, unpretentious eye
and ear... No matter the style or mood of the songs, Murphy's vocals are the
main attraction, delivering snaky asides, heartfelt emotion, and insistent
chatter in his trademark fashion. The years off haven't quite mellowed him or
made him a crooner; he still mixes the tart with the bittersweet like a master
chef. The years haven't made LCD Soundsystem any less relevant or important,
either. The times still require a great rock band (with synths) that can tap
into the anxieties of modern life while also dancing the night away. American
Dream isn't just a triumphant comeback, it's another great album by a great
band." - Tim Sendra, allmusic.com
"James Murphy gathers his old gang of New York punk-funk virtuosos together
for some truly festive paranoia – in the masterfully pissed-off American Dream,
he can't decide whether he's making a party album for the end of the world or an
apocalypse album for the end of the party... Yet the music crackles with the joy
of communal celebration, from the cracked Detroit techno of 'How Do You Sleep?'
to the art-funk guitar squall of 'Change Yr Mind.' And in 'Black Screen,' he
gives David Bowie the kind of chilly farewell that Ziggy Stardust himself would
have appreciated." - Rolling Stone, 50 Best Albums of 2017, Rated 5/50!
• Double LP
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• Gatefold jacket
1. oh baby
2. other voices
3. i used to Side 2:
1. change yr mind
2. how do you sleep? LP 2
2. call the police
3. american dream Side 2:
1. emotional haircut
2. black screen