If you have never listened to LCD Soundsystem, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems and James Murphy ain’t one. Yeah, I just rapped Jay-Z, get over it. Seriously though, LCD Soundsystem is one of those bands, similar to Girl Talk, where you can put on any album and a party will break loose (or, if you are having a party, you can put on the album and everyone will dance).
This Is Happening has been praised and hailed as one of the best albums of the 2000s (go check Pitchfork). If you love HBO’s “Girls” as much as I do, you’ve actually heard “I Can Change” (it’s the episode where Marnie meets Booth Jonathan and then goes into the bathroom to do….). I first listened to “Drunk Girls” when I was a panelist on one of the new music shows on my college radio station (fun fact: I found many good bands from that show!).
Warning, most songs are well over 6 minutes in length, but really, don’t judge the album based off that because you legitimately get your moneys worth. So go listen to it. Now.
Post script: I had the opportunity to see LCD Soundsystem AND Hot Chip and didn’t sieze it. I kick myself almost every day for that.