11 of 17 people found the following review helpful
This review is from: Sound Of Silver (Audio CD)
I get the impression it's cool to like LCD Sound System and that courtesy of being seen as a dance/indy/rock cross-over offering they supposedly something unique and wow. But stripping such hype away and just listening to what's on offer on a purely muscial basis....it's only average. There are a few catchy tunes but no way this become a classic album for the future.
On the sound front, it's studiously tinny/plippy-ploppy casio vl-tone style crossed with 80's dance fayre. I've heard this pared back electronic thing done better by electro acts like on the Warp label etc. Maybe some people find this pseudo-retro thing cool but I'm not so sure. Lyrically I guess it speaks to the times but it's not exactly deep or particularly interesting.
Very much a group and album of our times.