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LISTEN: LCD Soundsystem’s Entire New Album

In response to its leak, James Murphy streams This Is Happening before its official May release.

Michael Sheffield // April 14, 2010

After months of buzz, leaked tracks, and a pair of excellent “practice” gigs, LCD Soundsystem’s This Is Happening has arrived — over a month before its official May 18 release — courtesy of the Brooklyn dance-punks themselves, who posted their third album to their official website Wednesday.

Listen right here.

Pulling a page from MGMT’s book, Murphy and Co. posted their legal stream of Happening after the record leaked online.

SPIN contributor Andy Beta reviews LCD’s latest in our upcoming June issue. “This Is Happening’s heart is ‘Change,’ which uses an early acid beat to detail a disintegrating relationship,” he writes. “James Murphy’s high register breaks at the refrain of ‘in love,’ and it’s the most emotionally devastating dance-floor moment since New Order’s heyday.”

LCD will hit the road this spring and summer, including a gig at Coachella and a three-night stand at New York City’s Terminal 5. Click here for the complete itinerary.

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