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|2.0 poor||Nick Butler STAFF | April 16th 10|
On "Drunk Girls", James Murphy cannily observes that drunk girls will wait an hour to pee. Thanks. For. That.
You know all the lazy, average filler that's all over the last two LCD Soundsystem records? You know how you forgave them for it because there were tracks as great as "Daft Punk is Playing at My House" and "North American Scum" to make up for it? You know how much you'd have disliked and ignored those albums if it wasn't for those tracks? This is Happening is that album. It's been fun, Mr. Murphy, but I think I'm leaving you behind at this point.
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|4.5 superb||Conrad Tao EMERITUS | April 25th 10|
If your favorite LCD tracks are along the lines of "North American Scum" and "Daft Punk Is Playing At My House", there won't be much to love here. But if you fell in love with Sound Of Silver thanks to the rollicking slow build of "All My Friends" or the quiet heartbreak of "Someone Great", there's plenty of great stuff to be had here. There is not a single weak track here (even the slightly disappointing "Drunk Girls" works on record), and several of them are transcendental - the way the synths burst in at the three-minute mark in "Dance Yrself Clean" is incredible and the driving riff of "All I Want" gives the piano figure of "All My Friends" a run for its money.
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|0.0 ||Lewis P. STAFF | April 15th 10|
New York I love you, but you're bringing me down.
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|4.0 excellent||Daniel Smith | April 14th 10|
This really isn't as good as people make it out to be.
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|0.0 ||Robin Smith EMERITUS | April 15th 10|
Album artwork warranted a jerk of the head to check if it was Nick Griffin. It wasn't, so that's good.
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|4.5 superb||patrickfannon | May 18th 11|
An elegant swan song from the old-scruffy dancemaster himself, James Murphy and his LCD Soundstytem. Superbly arranged and executed dance rock that is sure to get any white people party grooving as hard as they can try. Farewell and adieu, James. Thanks for the tunes.
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|2.0 poor||Ewgads | May 12th 10|
You know how people complain about filler ruining or obstructing an album? Just pretend that filler=just about every song here.
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|3.5 great||Daniel Korn | April 18th 11|
I flip flop a lot on this album. 4 or 5 of the songs are absolutely amazing, the rest are just fine.
|4.5 superb||Matteo Ferrazzi | March 2nd 11|
each track streamrolls without mercy from beginning to end. dance-y and cerebral in equal proportions.
|1.5 very poor||croaker | January 8th 11|
wanted a hit what i got was a shit. james murphy hates this album.
|4.5 superb||caprio4us | October 24th 10|
First time ever to change my rating, sorry for the advance judgment
|5.0 classic||MrBobDobbelina | July 29th 10|
Over halfway through 2010 and I have to say this is probably my favourite album for the year. As much as I love some of the other stuff like Broken Social Scene, The National, Caribou, Big Boi, Bonnie Prince Billy and many others (It's a great year for music) This one stands out! I rate LCD Soundsystem as one of the truely great bands of the last decade. I saw them live not that long ago and they absolutely blew my mind. It's one of the great musical experiences out there. What a gifted bunch of people. And apart from the great music it's the lyrics that as you delve into them make it worth your while. 5 out of 5 and than some!
|3.0 good||Jake Roberts | June 1st 10|
I'm sorry Mr. Murphy. But, apart from the actually mindblowing Dance Yrself Clean (and a few other good tracks here and there) this is not up to scratch. Same old, same old.
|3.0 good||Eno | May 18th 10|
Prog Dance, robertsona? Really?
Getting past that, this album is hardly an ambitious effort but seems to make it think so with it's tedious song lengths. Would've been better as 3-4 minute tracks. Would've been actually fun, because this record has downright funky moments.
|3.0 good||Sean Milo | May 13th 10|
pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow pow
|4.5 superb||Kadir Ari | April 19th 10|
LCD Soundsystem already created two exceptionally good albums with their self-titled and "Sound of Silver", and they did it again: "This Is Happening" is a great collection of dance-y song. I was left a bit disappointed by "Drunk Girls", which was the first released track out of that album. It was slightly repetitive and felt boring. But the other tracks are frigging awesome. This album is clearly not for everyone, since its full of long dance songs (9 songs in total; most of these succeed the 6 minute mark) that don't change a lot in structure and lyrics , but James Murphy and co. do so well in creating cleverly crafted pop songs that in the end, it doesnt matter
|4.5 superb||Andre3000 | April 15th 10|
fuckin' aye. and drunk girls is a great song, why all the bad feeling fellas?
personal highlight has to be pow pow though. losing my edge - but better
|4.5 superb||Josh Gimblett | April 14th 10|
Insultingly good. While it draws obvious inspiration from Talking Heads, Murphy's latest (and apparently last) is a meticulously crafted body of work that is fresh, vibrant and consistent. 'Pow Pow' raises the roof with its sick, tribal-oriented grooves while 'One Touch', albeit slightly reminiscent of Get Innocuous, offers a thumping synth driven beat that refuses to let go.
An essential purchase.
|3.5 great||Calum | April 14th 10|
Think i will actually rate this higher when i get hold of it, wasn't too into the first couple of songs but was really digging the last 4.
|3.0 good||ProfC | November 27th 13|
|5.0 classic||Samus27 | November 20th 13|
|3.0 good||unkle | November 13th 13|
|3.5 great||craven | November 2nd 13|
|4.0 excellent||nbaronz | October 28th 13|
|4.0 excellent||gwet17 | October 13th 13|
|4.5 superb||Shempt | September 7th 13|
|4.0 excellent||Tyler | July 1st 13|
|4.5 superb||fev | May 21st 13|
|4.5 superb||Aruji | May 18th 13|
|4.0 excellent||cgor17 | March 19th 13|
|4.0 excellent||ashn0ted | February 24th 13|
|4.5 superb||tnd | February 15th 13|
|4.0 excellent||lovemore | February 10th 13|
|4.0 excellent||queen | February 4th 13|
|4.0 excellent||iRox | January 31st 13|
|3.5 great||gp0942 | January 30th 13|
|4.5 superb||PCJones | January 29th 13|
|4.0 excellent||RUFFUSS | January 2nd 13|
|3.5 great||Naps | December 4th 12|
|4.5 superb||lazauns | November 24th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Melanin | October 9th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Lovegood | September 22nd 12|
|5.0 classic||ton_ey | August 27th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Azazzel | July 25th 12|
|4.0 excellent||tables | May 25th 12|
|3.5 great||iGuter | March 27th 12|
|4.0 excellent||Cam STAFF | February 13th 12|
|4.5 superb||nwagner | February 10th 12|
|4.5 superb||RexHunt | January 13th 12|
|3.5 great||Troggy | January 4th 12|
|5.0 classic||pye3214 | December 29th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Drpibb | December 17th 11|
|3.5 great||vivapo | December 12th 11|
|4.5 superb||4Train | November 27th 11|
|4.5 superb||lou1000 | November 15th 11|
|5.0 classic||ElDev | November 8th 11|
|4.5 superb||Amoores | November 3rd 11|
|4.5 superb||mckyG | October 5th 11|
|4.5 superb||Skipdog | September 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||timbo8 | August 29th 11|
|3.5 great||nnnope | August 18th 11|
|4.0 excellent||ot63 | August 13th 11|
|4.5 superb||gvogel | August 4th 11|
|4.5 superb||djejew | July 30th 11|
|3.5 great||perlox | June 10th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Muzix | May 25th 11|
|3.5 great||Teto | May 20th 11|
|4.5 superb||Scott | May 9th 11|
|3.0 good||T0rr35 | April 20th 11|
|3.0 good||7logi5 | April 19th 11|
|4.0 excellent||Tom | April 18th 11|
|3.0 good||Corvus | April 10th 11|
|3.5 great||Rowdy | March 31st 11|
|4.0 excellent||tehaj1 | March 2nd 11|
|4.0 excellent||Quinn | February 5th 11|
|4.0 excellent||conm17 | February 3rd 11|
|2.5 average||BigSimo | January 1st 11|
|5.0 classic||wafagan | December 22nd 10|
|4.5 superb||Rob | December 17th 10|
|4.0 excellent||TheIdiot | December 16th 10|
|5.0 classic||T.K. | December 15th 10|
|1.0 awful||lodes | December 5th 10|
|4.0 excellent||gnr61 | December 5th 10|
|4.0 excellent||mehd10s | November 26th 10|
|3.5 great||Thef | November 17th 10|
|4.0 excellent||NLY | November 17th 10|
|1.5 very poor||Mendigo | October 25th 10|
|2.5 average||chumong | October 16th 10|
|4.5 superb||asstich | September 10th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Sblang | September 1st 10|
|3.5 great||doqtor | August 26th 10|
|4.5 superb||Tondog | July 30th 10|
|4.0 excellent||kfresha | July 24th 10|
|5.0 classic||zoso33 | July 24th 10|
|3.5 great||nico | July 8th 10|
|4.5 superb||IAJP | July 8th 10|
|4.0 excellent||Keelan H. EMERITUS | June 21st 10|
|3.5 great||Ronen | June 17th 10|
|3.5 great||puni | June 16th 10|
|3.5 great||Ben M. | June 12th 10|
|3.0 good||kojpl | June 3rd 10|
|3.0 good||lobby | May 25th 10|
|4.5 superb||mikle | May 19th 10|
|4.5 superb||bSoupy | May 18th 10|
|3.0 good||Hro | May 18th 10|
|3.5 great||Skyler | April 24th 10|
|2.5 average||Rudy K. STAFF | April 20th 10|
|4.5 superb||Matski | April 19th 10|
|4.5 superb||Bleak | April 19th 10|
|3.5 great||Ali CONTRIBUTOR | April 18th 10|
|3.5 great||Kiran EMERITUS | April 16th 10|
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