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Note Perfect But Not (Quite) Perfect,
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This review is from: London Sessions (Audio CD)
LCD Soundsystem, or at least James Murphy, will go down in musical history. They are a truly unique band that will be sadly missed.
The London Sessions is LCD's tribute to the late, great John Peel and, whether you enjoy the dance-punk of LCD or not, it is a fantastic piece of work.
Listening to openers 'Us v Them' and 'All I Want', it's incredibly difficult to believe that this is a 'live' recording. Murphy and the band are note-perfect and, whilst for purists this may take something from the 'live album' concept, you can't ask a band to screw up just to add character to a record.
It's true that because of this 'perfection' there's little added to the original studio versions of each track, but I don't think that this was the point. LCD Soundsystem have already created a legacy, but Murphy's respect for Peel and the ideal behind his 'Sessions' process meant that this was something the band had to do.
Little new here then, and I would've loved to hear 'New York I Love You...' in this form, but an incredibly enjoyable record and a necessary addition to any music collection.