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Way off their best
on 24 August 2010
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.
I've bought each and every LCD album before and have been totally absorbed with the superb track progression, relentless grooves, absorption of some great influences from the Fall to Neu! to Kraftwerk crossed with some disco grooves.
But This is Happening for me is bitty. It's the sound of James Murphy a little tired of the demands of the industry and whilst on You Wanted A Hit, he kicks back at the industry's insistence on a big track in amongst the grooves, it does not need spelling out that there's no hits in amongst this collection. Their isn't
It's not to say it's all bad, the album kicks off in style with Dance yrself Clean and has a number of other cracking tunes in Pow Pow, One Touch and Home. But it is not complete, it is not a 5 star album by a mile. Just listen to the previous two albums, they're very close, specifically Sound Of Silver, but this drags along...
Still a great band, but definitely not their best record.