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This Is Happening (Jewel Case) [CD]

LCD Soundsystem Audio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
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February 4, 1970 – James Murphy is born in Princeton Junction, NJ. He
will spend his formative years commuting to the Princeton Record
Exchange, making strategic import and underground vinyl discoveries
based more on cover art than anything and building a musical acumen
free of any kind of peer pressure or scene politics. He heads to New
York City with the intent of ... Read more in Amazon's LCD Soundsystem Store

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  • Audio CD (17 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 301,712 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Dance Yrself Clean
2. Drunk Girls
3. One Touch
4. All I Want
5. I Can Change
6. You Wanted A Hit
7. Pow Pow
8. Somebody's Calling Me
9. Home

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Third studio album from James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem, featuring the single 'Drunk Girls'.

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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too Right This Is Happening 16 Jun 2010
By D.Joyce
Format:Audio CD
I used to think LCD Soundsystem were just a singles act that didn't want to admit to being one, and that James Murphy wrote great pop songs but always tried to shy away from that fact. However at some point earlier this year the penny just dropped (that's another story for another time), and I'd found that Murphy's pop sensibilities were all present and correct even in his more expansive work.

This album is perhaps a case in point: all but one of the songs here has a lot of focus on build and drawing out the sound, luring you in, then getting you to dance your rear end off. The only song under 5 minutes is lead single Drunk Girls (think White Light/White Heat by The Velvet Underground). Opener Dance Yrself Clean starts out very quiet with only a very basic beat and yet another refrain that seems to reference Blockbuster by The Sweet, before absolutely freaking out just after the three minute mark with a wonderfully dirty, plinky-plonky wall of electro-noise. It makes for a great opener.

Another factor not to be overlooked are Murphy's lyrics. Some find them verging on self-parody, others don't feel they hold a candle to the melodys and instrumental hooks LCD conjure up, but they can't help but raise a wry smile here: pretty much all of the fifth verse of Drunk Girls, "Complicated people never do what you tell them to" (One Touch), and "The king wears a king hat and lives in a king house" (Pow Pow) all made this listener chuckle.

Having said that, Murphy's ability to emote situations through both his music and lyrics must not be overlooked.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love it!! 9 Sep 2011
Format:Audio CD
Most critics argue that this is happening is second best to sound of silver, i guess that's an issue you have with any form media; whenever you create a "classic" the follow up will generally be considered inferior. IMO it's an irrelevant argument however, as it stands on its own as a compelling album which rewards the listener each time they come back with new detail, subtlety and interest. Stand out track for me has to be "You wanted a hit", absolute must buy for anyone interested in this genre of music or LCD Soundsystem.
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5.0 out of 5 stars completing a trilogy 24 Feb 2011
By Jack
Format:Audio CD
It is debatable whether the third album from the musical genius that is James Murphy is an improvement on the other two, but it is new and it is the same LCD Soundsystem that you (should) know and love. A trademark of this band is the repetition, they hammer these beats and synths into your brain and they reward you with the climax that these songs deserve.
This album has an extreme sense of completeness, the first track (Dance Yrself Clean) is one of the best introductory songs I have heard on an album. It meanders for a few minutes, captivating in it's repetition before the drop at which point it's pent up energy is let loose on the listener and the album flows seamlessly from this point. The album finishes with the track Home, which is the highlight of the record, Murphy weaves a multitude of instruments that blend and fragment perfectly, and his voice bursts forth in the peak of the album before he sighs 'So Goodnight' - which in retrospect since Murphy has said he is going to stop making music and concentrate on producing with his label DFA, is a farewell to the listeners, and a beautiful one at that. I saw LCD in Cardiff in November, in what I suppose is their last tour, and they ended with this song. Immediately after he wished the crowd goodnight and thanked us all before leaving. It was magnificent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars LCD at their most inspired 4 April 2014
Format:MP3 Download|Verified Purchase
This is a truly wonderful work of electronic art - James Murphy as a lyricist has few peers but the manner in which each track builds displays an original vision second to none. This album could be described as a concept album it has common themes of "everyone getting younger, and you go stop" as described in Dance Yrself Clean, the wonderful opener that is an equal to Losing My Edge or All My Friends coupled with a joyous release from accepting the LCD journey is coming to an end. A very consistent work that demands to be listened to in one sitting, and doesn't compromise for sales (as outlined in the wondrous You Wanted a Hit).

With the deluxe edition you also get a bonus of the London Sessions, reworking of some of their earlier tracks. This is an excellent companion piece and climaxes in Yr Cities A Sucker, a fantastically scabrous track that shows Murphy's ability to craft a great tune with clever lyrics and a mean chorus that sticks in your mind.

Overall, a great album, one of the best of the last 10 years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Flippin' eck Tucker, this is amazing!!!! 18 Nov 2013
By Sparky
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Hard to describe, but perhaps a mix of Erasure, Hot Chip and White Stripes. I wouldn't say every track is a winner, but mostly this is an absolute gem. Proper grown up music that twists and turns - not your normal chart drivel. Listen to the samples... very nicely crafted tunes! Only given 4 stars as a couple of the tracks are not as good as the rest...
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5.0 out of 5 stars LCD Sound System 7 Aug 2013
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A great addition to my collection of music. A bit out of the ordinary & very danceable to. Only knew a few of the tracks but happy with the ones I didn't know too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars The problem with setting high standards
First of all, let me state that I'd unhesitatingly give 5-star reviews to the three previous LCD Soundsystem albums. Read more
Published on 14 Nov 2010 by S. C. JONES
4.0 out of 5 stars The law of diminishing returns
James Murphy returns with what may be the last LCD Soundsystem offering, if press reports earlier this year are to be believed. Read more
Published on 11 Nov 2010 by N. Duckworth
5.0 out of 5 stars What a great album - one for heavy rotation
This is on pretty much constant heavy rotation in my car...

This is the sort of music that David Bowie should have been making by now. Read more
Published on 17 Sep 2010 by boredwiththis
3.0 out of 5 stars Way off their best
This is going to stand out in amongst the sensational 5 star reviews thus far for this album..... I'm sorry, but this is way off their best work. Read more
Published on 24 Aug 2010 by Mr. M. L. Hawes
5.0 out of 5 stars Bordering on genius....
This is an unforgettable kaleidoscope of sonic mastery delivered in an almost manic and wonderfully disinhibited way. Read more
Published on 9 Aug 2010 by D. L. Young
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice to hear more from Murphy...
Full of recognisably James Murphy (the husky gentlemans' last hero) beats, to the point where you wonder if he's recycled some directly from previous tracks, or accidentally... Read more
Published on 15 July 2010 by Richard Hammond
5.0 out of 5 stars recommended
Heard this at a friends house and bought it the next day. Very good album, totally unpredicatble, lots of different sounds and rhythms to it.
Published on 3 July 2010 by gordy
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice album
This album has a really good groove. The mixture among many different genres which characterises LCD Soundsystem's work is made even better in this work. Read more
Published on 30 Jun 2010 by A. Danesin
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