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.
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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.”
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