LCD Soundsystem s/t poll

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thinking about this album a lot recently with the new one out

Poll Results

OptionVotes
Losing My Edge 19
Yeah (Crass Version) 17
Tribulations 9
Yr City's A Sucker (Full Version) 7
Beat Connection 6
Yeah (Pretentious Version) 2
Never As Tired As When I'm Waking Up 2
Disco Infiltrator 1
Thrills 1
On Repeat 1
Movement 1
Tired 0
Give It Up 0
Great Release 0
Too Much Love 0
Daft Punk Is Playing At My House 0


ufo, Saturday, 2 September 2017 06:53 (two years ago) link

Losing My Edge.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 September 2017 06:55 (two years ago) link

Absolutely brilliant conceit paired with utterly compelling minimalism in the arrangement, and releasing it as their first song ever.

flappy bird, Saturday, 2 September 2017 06:59 (two years ago) link

Yeah, they've done a lot of great, great songs, but Losing My Edge is all time. Still sounds like nothing else.

Hey Bob (Scik Mouthy), Saturday, 2 September 2017 09:17 (two years ago) link

Tribulations because it still appears in my head every now and then

devvvine, Saturday, 2 September 2017 11:54 (two years ago) link

I haven't heard this record in years. Glancing at the track list, Tribulations is the one I immediately started singing.

rap is dad (it's a boy!), Saturday, 2 September 2017 13:27 (two years ago) link

Voted Yeah (Crass Version).

Frederik B, Saturday, 2 September 2017 14:04 (two years ago) link

"Daft Punk..." -- it brings back a host of memories dancing at indie bars in spring '05. "Tribulations" because it's the most through-written new song.

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 2 September 2017 14:26 (two years ago) link

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Saturday, 2 September 2017 14:30 (two years ago) link

for me it's Beat Connection but Yeah and Thrills are really close

ufo, Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:07 (two years ago) link

Totally unfair poll by including the bonus disc.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:13 (two years ago) link

I didn't listen to the bonus disc much tbh

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:17 (two years ago) link

Yeah pretentious version, the rest is mostly worthless to me

brimstead, Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:18 (two years ago) link

"Tribulations" is pretty good

brimstead, Saturday, 2 September 2017 15:19 (two years ago) link

gonna have to give this a listen. haven't heard this in at least a decade.

hell, im going to put on the Rapture and some DFA comps as well. might as well make a day of it.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 2 September 2017 17:44 (two years ago) link

woah i only had the one disc version missing all the tracks from Losing My Edge on

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 2 September 2017 17:48 (two years ago) link

two things im noticing on re-listen:

1) i forgot how much he did the Mark E. Smith trick of ending most words with a vocal tic "set them up-ah". i don't think he really does this anymore but back in the day that was a big part of the sound for me. the early stuff has more of a don't-give-a-shit vibe because of it, and i think that was more appealing. they take themselves too seriously now.

2) dude has a great ear for percussion. you've got drumset, handclaps, hand drums, cowbell, all kinds of bells and whistles, etc. imo this kind of stuff can really make a song and one of the reasons he was a good producer out of the gate was getting that right.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 2 September 2017 18:01 (two years ago) link

Totally unfair poll by including the bonus disc.

Vinnie, Sunday, 3 September 2017 15:49 (two years ago) link

kinda tempted to vote beat connection tbh

josh az (2011nostalgia), Sunday, 3 September 2017 22:55 (two years ago) link

I'm probably the only person who's going to vote for Yr City's A Sucker.

Cake hawn. (jed_), Monday, 4 September 2017 00:24 (two years ago) link

beat connect

flopson, Monday, 4 September 2017 06:50 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:01 (two years ago) link

this is "Tribulations"

Bee OK, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:02 (two years ago) link

beat connect

actually it's yeah crass

flopson, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:17 (two years ago) link

sorry for the confusion

flopson, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:17 (two years ago) link

they rarely got better than Beat Connection for me.

Their first single is their best single...

piscesx, Friday, 8 September 2017 00:48 (two years ago) link

Yeah Crass for life.

yesca, Friday, 8 September 2017 03:46 (two years ago) link

Yeah Crass still sends chills down my spine.

Gukbe, Friday, 8 September 2017 04:25 (two years ago) link

however i think 'by the time i get to venus' > anything on here

flopson, Friday, 8 September 2017 04:31 (two years ago) link

It's been a long time since I heard this album, but it's Losing My Edge isn't it?

Shat Parp (dog latin), Friday, 8 September 2017 07:46 (two years ago) link

Yeah Crass for life.

fistbump

brimstead, Friday, 8 September 2017 15:01 (two years ago) link

Oh wait you said crass, nevermind blech

brimstead, Friday, 8 September 2017 15:01 (two years ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:01 (two years ago) link

I've never been wrong.

flappy bird, Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:17 (two years ago) link

repoll with the actual album tracks

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Saturday, 9 September 2017 00:30 (two years ago) link

Daft Punk got robbed.

Bee OK, Saturday, 9 September 2017 01:10 (two years ago) link

two years pass...

i forgot how much he did the Mark E. Smith trick of ending most words with a vocal tic "set them up-ah".

And how fucking annoying it is.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:31 (one week ago) link

Losing My Edge is all time. Still sounds like nothing else.

Apart from someone doing a Mark E. Smith impersonation over "Change" by Killing Joke that is?

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:35 (one week ago) link

looooool

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:36 (one week ago) link

I actually like this album musically but the MESisms are unbearable.

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:40 (one week ago) link

I concur.

Rik Waller-Bridge (jim in vancouver), Monday, 29 June 2020 18:41 (one week ago) link

kinda resent the last track for ripping off Eno/Cluster so shamelessly, then again that's sorta what LCD is all about

frogbs, Monday, 29 June 2020 18:44 (one week ago) link

his shameless rips felt a little more interesting on this one than later on at least, like "drunk girls" and "somebody's calling me" were just like 'come on lol'

ufo, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:48 (one week ago) link

What is Drunk Girls a rip of, I should know it but I don’t

Dance Yrsef Clean was a bit of a disappointment, didn’t realize a huge part of that was basically ripped off wholesale

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:57 (one week ago) link

drunk girls is a rip of "white light/white heat"

didn't know about dance yrself clean being such a rip either, he at least did something interesting with it though. that's surely a case he should have at least given the pool a writing credit for it though

ufo, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:19 (one week ago) link

oh geez, of course it is

I agree DYC does some pretty cool stuff with it but it felt a little uncouth to rip such an obscurity and give no credit at all. with Somebody's Calling Me you at least its kinda assumed people get the reference

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:30 (one week ago) link

I found a great playlist (Reddit maybe) which had This Is Happening alongside the "originals":

The Pool - Jamaica Running = Dance Yrself Clean

The Velvet Underground - White Light/White Heat = Drunk Girls

Executive Slacks - The Bus (12" Version) = One Touch

David Bowie - Heroes = All I Want

Eurythmics - Love Is a Stranger = I Can Change

Grauzone - Eisbär = You Wanted a Hit

Talking Heads - Born Under Punches (The Heat Goes On) = Pow Pow

Iggy Pop - Nightclubbing = Somebody's Calling Me

Talking Heads - This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) = Home

nate woolls, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:32 (one week ago) link

Bron Under Punches was ripped off pretty thoroughly for another track off the new album, can't remember the name though

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:34 (one week ago) link

"other voices" or "change yr mind" which are both extremely remain in light-influenced? but both are at least just stylistic homages rather than being direct rips in the way a lot of his stuff is.

"pow pow" and "home" just sound 'talking heads-influenced' to me as well

ufo, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:44 (one week ago) link

None of that bothers me so much as the fact that he was misguided enough to think he could try to sound like Mark E. Smith and get away with it - I mean, as this poll demonstrates, he did get away with it, but wtf people??!?!? He's from Brooklyn!

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:46 (one week ago) link

Here's the playlist btw:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/58KqaKB2yPO1vJqEzzP83g?si=m6zycX4hQ_SusLnN9-RW6g

nate woolls, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 01:59 (one week ago) link

someone on another thread pointed out that "Dance Yourself Clean" is also under heavy influence of Casiotone For The Painfully Alone* and I can't not unhear that anymore.

*who opened for LCD on their first or 2nd tour iirc

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 02:38 (one week ago) link

whats funny about that to me is that MES did accuse Murphy of ripping him off, but the track he was accusing him of stealing was "Fledermaus Can't Get Enough" from the Von Sudenfed record, which sure enough sounds like "Losing My Edge"....a song that came out 3 years earlier

frogbs, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 02:45 (one week ago) link

talk of rip off got me trying to remember the name of this Peter Accident tune... huge proto-Murphy vibes imo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMvRu3_d50U

brimstead, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:52 (one week ago) link

^^^file under "songs you only have to listen to once if that".

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:00 (one week ago) link

Losing My Edge is all time. Still sounds like nothing else.

Apart from someone doing a Mark E. Smith impersonation over "Change" by Killing Joke that is?

― Future England Captain (Tom D.)

I always heard it closer to Cardboard Lamb by Crash Course in Science: https://youtu.be/DdNH1urxXOw

But if the reference is actually Killing Joke then here’s yet another song that proves it does sound like something else.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:27 (one week ago) link

The Killing Joke song itself is a rip off of "Me and Baby Brother" by War, so what goes around come around!

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:35 (one week ago) link

"Grauzone - Eisbär = You Wanted a Hit" - Wow

White Light/White Heat to Drunk Girls is a bit of a stretch.

skip, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:31 (one week ago) link

It’s been years since I heard these LCD albums and a revisit today has made me realize that most of these songs would probably be better if they were half as long. The average LCD soundsystem song is 7 minutes long and it spends half of that waving to stolen ideas.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 05:13 (one week ago) link

I guess that’s some nod to Led Zep.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 05:15 (one week ago) link

"North American Scum" reminds me a lot of "Homosapien" by Pete Shelley

Vinnie, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 10:16 (one week ago) link

to put it mildly!

Heavy Messages (jed_), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 10:28 (one week ago) link

"Daft Punk is Playing At My House" immediately reminds me of AC/DC's "TNT" though I suppose most people caught that

frogbs, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 14:14 (one week ago) link

That cardboard lamb track is terrific.

Tbf richard d james also sort of stole the same beat for caustic window’s “cunt” which is a terrible compilation track I won’t bother looking up on YouTube

sound of scampo talk to me (El Tomboto), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 14:32 (one week ago) link

LOL - their albums are always a pleasure for that reason. It can feel like you're rummaging through a great record collection, with Pete Shelley, Kraftwerk or who knows what else emerging to the surface.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 1 July 2020 17:19 (one week ago) link

Cardboard Lamb sounds more like a straight rip of Warm Leatherette than any of LCD's straight rips of things sound like their inspirations

bat ain't Thad (sic), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 20:59 (one week ago) link

The LCD rips don't really bother me, it's almost always re-creating an instrumental that he's writing a new song on top of. People seem to like that when Erykah Badu or Amy Winehouse have done it.

(credit is another thing entirely, of course they should be giving up some of the publishing)

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 21:10 (one week ago) link

Cardboard Lamb sounds more like a straight rip of Warm Leatherette than any of LCD's straight rips of things sound like their inspirations

― bat ain't Thad (sic), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 20:59 (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

I agree.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 2 July 2020 01:03 (one week ago) link

i think lol

Heavy Messages (jed_), Thursday, 2 July 2020 01:04 (one week ago) link

Windom Earl-looking motherfucker.

peace, man, Friday, 3 July 2020 23:20 (one week ago) link

Complaining about stealing is boring.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Saturday, 4 July 2020 00:16 (one week ago) link

I agree but posting the source is interesting.

fwiw, I don't consider any LCDSS track as theft. It's actually an amazing aspect of what they do to that it isn't.

Heavy Messages (jed_), Saturday, 4 July 2020 00:20 (one week ago) link

that Peter Accident song is Chuck Prophet btw O_o

brimstead, Saturday, 4 July 2020 00:48 (one week ago) link


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