LCD Soundsystem - 45:33

Blending funk, soul and LCD, it's a great listen; the voiceless version of Someone Great a particular highlight

Album Review by Franck Martin | 07 Dec 2007
  • 45:33
Album title: 45:33
Artist: LCD Soundsystem
Label: DFA/EMI Records
45:33 is the somewhat bizarre result of a collaboration between LCD and the sports giant Nike. James Murphy had publicly stated that he wanted to make a long-form record similar to E2-E4 by Manuel Göttschingand. After some discussion with Nike, Murphy jumped at the opportunity to make something a bit different that was not connected to his studio material. 45:33 was created as a companion for joggers, and as such the mix rises and falls in tempo in a similar way to the average person's ability to run. Blending funk, soul and LCD, it's a great listen; the voiceless version of Someone Great a particular highlight. North American Scum is the most 'LCD' track on 45:33, with its fast paced electro beats, while Freak Out/Starry Eyes is an uplifting funky, trumpet driven number with a percussion section that is perfect for motivating coach potatoes. [Franck Martin]
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