Premature Evaluation

Premature Evaluation: LCD Soundsystem – Sound Of Silver

James Murphy’s been a busy boy; this year he gave us the surprisingly awesome (though impossible to actually enjoy in one run — 45 minutes?!) Nike collaboration 45:33, which we’re seeing pop up on year end lists from bloggers and Kevin Barnes alike (#1!). In addition to that fitness jam, James has (presumably) completed work on the forthcoming LCD Soundsystem release Sound Of Silver. We’ve only had a few spins, but we love.

We’ve heard friends hope for another release of 45:33 down the road, with the passages isolated into individual tracks for easy consumption (and for lazy asses like us who couldn’t run for 45 minutes if our laptops depended on it), but that’s been Murphy’s plan all along; the “this is perfect for driving but okay I’ll run to it” passage of the Nike record that beings at 9:33 is given some vocals — and the title “Someone Great.” It deserves it!

Album opener “Get Innocuous,” along with the title track, are tailor-made hipster club jams, even on first listen. And yes, the cowbell dance-punk of “Daft Punk Is Playing At My House” takes a bow in “Us v Them.” Some songs streaming here. Get innocuous, and get involved.

Sound Of Silver is out 3/20/07 on DFA Records