Click Track: LCD Soundsystem


Posted at 09:57 AM ET, 01/23/2012

Steven Tyler does bad things to national anthem; 2 Live Crew reunites; Ice-T, LCD, Neil Young among Sundance music highlights

Pop music morning headlines.

By David Malitz  |  09:57 AM ET, 01/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Steven Tyler, 2 Live Crew, Ice-T, LCD Soundsystem, Neil Young

Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 09/01/2011

Taking sides: Stomaching a sell-out

Citing music we enjoy despite its unsavory commercial origins.

By Click Track  |  11:51 AM ET, 09/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  LCD Soundsystem; Willie Nelson; Wilco

Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 04/15/2011

Tupac and Biggie files released by FBI; Odd Future’s Earl found?; LCD’s final show to DVD

Tupac and Biggie files released by FBI; Odd Future’s Earl found?; LCD’s final show to DVD

By David Malitz  |  10:10 AM ET, 04/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Tupac, Notorious B.I.G., Odd Future, LCD Soundsystem

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 03/30/2011

Riffs: 20 thoughts from LCD Soundsystem’s NYC farewell

The beloved dance-rock troupe performs four shows at Terminal 5 this week before its final show at Madison Square Gardenon Saturday.

By David Malitz  |  12:53 PM ET, 03/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs, Riffs | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem

Posted at 09:45 AM ET, 01/19/2011

R.I.P. rock promoter Don Kirshner; Guess who tops Pazz and Jop?

- Don Kirshner, who helped launch the careers of bands such as the Monkees and the Archies and created the television show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" died on Monday at the age of 76. NPR looks back at his...

By David Malitz  |  09:45 AM ET, 01/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Billie Joe Armstrong, Don Kirshner, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Melissa Etheridge

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 12/30/2010

Lists: David Malitz picks his top 10 concerts of 2010

I didn’t quite match last year’s 237 concerts, but I did attend 221 shows in 2010. And, to quote Eric Cartman, about 80 percent of them were “fine, just fine.” Maybe they just all blurred together. Maybe it was too...

By David Malitz  |  03:00 PM ET, 12/30/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists, Lists | Tags:  Blood Feathers, Buzzcocks, Eddy Current Suppression Ring, Grinderman, Hole, Jeff Mangum, LCD Soundsystem, Paul Collins Beat, Sonic Youth, Spoon, The Clean, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010

Lists: David Malitz picks his top 10 albums of 2010

If LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy is going out, he's going out on top. (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) You've seen top 10 lists from Chris Richards and Allison Stewart. Here's one more, with Kanye's lowest ranking yet! 1. LCD Soundsystem - "This Is...

By David Malitz  |  03:05 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Drunkdriver, Glasser, Harlem, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, No Age, Sharon Van Etten, Spoon, Superchunk, Titus Andronicus

Posted at 02:56 PM ET, 12/21/2010

How did we do at predicting the Pitchfork top ten?

We got the top four right -- not in order, but close! Pitchfork announced its best albums of 2010 list on Friday, ( i.e. 10,000 years ago in Internet time), so please pardon this late post-mort. But way back on...

By Click Track  |  02:56 PM ET, 12/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Big Boi, Deerhunter, James Blake, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Pitchfork, Sleigh Bells, Titus Andronicus, Vampire Weekend

Posted at 11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010

Speculation: Predicting Pitchfork's top 10 of 2010

Are these Pitchfork's four favorites artists of 2010? One of our favorite December rituals is trying to predict Pitchfork’s year-end Top 10 list. They’ve made it much easier in recent years -- pretty much anyone can click through the site's...

By David Malitz and Chris Richards  |  11:00 AM ET, 12/02/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Speculation | Tags:  Big Boi, Deerhunter, Joanna Newsom, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Pitchfork, Sleigh Bells

Posted at 10:40 AM ET, 11/05/2010

New Michael Jackson album due in December; 9:30 Club wins Billboard's top club; Zanzibar closes

The cover of "Michael," due out Dec. 14. - The long-rumored album of new Michael Jackson material will be released on Dec. 14. There aren't many details about what will be on "Michael" and there are some claims that Jackson...

By David Malitz  |  10:40 AM ET, 11/05/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  9:30 Club, LCD Soundsystem, Michael Jackson

Posted at 11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010

FreeFest overlap: Who will you see?

You can get with this, or you can get with that. LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. perform at FreeFest on Saturday. (Jake Walters; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards When a cornucopia of pop music is dumped on a sprawling festival...

By Chris Richards  |  11:40 AM ET, 09/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Neon Indian, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 01:54 PM ET, 09/21/2010

The best performances of Virgin Festivals past

Weezer on a "best" list? How about that? (Kyle Gustafson/FTWP) By David Malitz As we approach Saturday’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest we thought we’d take a look back at the first four years of the festival. I wasn’t at the initial...

By David Malitz  |  01:54 PM ET, 09/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Lists | Tags:  Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, Public Enemy, Underworld, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Weezer

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 08/27/2010

LCD Soundsystem just kidding about retirement; Springsteen to release massive "Darkness" box set; Rock the Bells set times

This will still be happening, apparently. (Ruvan Wijesooriya) By David Malitz - He's not exactly at the Brett Favre-level of indecisiveness but James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem already seems to be backing off his previous claims of retiring his band....

By David Malitz  |  09:21 AM ET, 08/27/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  Bruce Springsteen, LCD Soundsystem, Rock The Bells, Stone Temple Pilots

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010

Riffs: Our top five Britney Spears dream collaborators

Britney just needs to the right collaborator to set her free. (Linda Davidson/TWP) By Allison Stewart If Christina Aguilera is a voice, and Lady Gaga is an aesthetic, Britney Spears is pretty much just an idea. With Spears, there is...

By Allison Stewart  |  01:30 PM ET, 08/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Riffs | Tags:  Beth Orton, Brandon Flowers, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Colbie Caillat, Dave Longstreth, Derek Miller, Dirty Projectors, Dr. Luke, Drake, Emily Haines, James Murphy, Kara DioGuardi, Kylie Minogue, LCD Soundsystem, Lady Gaga, Le Tigre, Lily Allen, M.I.A., Madonna, Metric, Pharrell, Rodney Jerkins, Rusko, Sia, Sleigh Bells, Stuart Price, Timbaland, the Neptunes, the Weepies

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010

Polls: Are you psyched for Virgin Mobile FreeFest?

M.I.A. is coming! M.I.A. is coming! (AP Photo/Jim Cooper) By Chris Richards Considering last year's line-up felt a little "meh," today's Virgin Mobile FreeFest line-up announcement was a super-stoker. So many great acts! And for zero dollars! Whether your favorite...

By Chris Richards  |  01:30 PM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Polls | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010

M.I.A., LCD Soundsystem, T.I., Pavement to perform Virgin Mobile FreeFest

M.I.A. will perform the Virgin Mobile FreeFest on Sept. 25 at Merriweather Post Pavilion. (By Jaime Martinez) By Chris Richards Virgin Mobile FreeFest has announced a line-up that’s sure to delight both pop-omnivores and text message enthusiasts. M.I.A.! LCD! T.I.!...

By Chris Richards  |  11:30 AM ET, 07/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Local news | Tags:  Chromeo, Die Antwoord, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Jimmy Eat World, Joan Jett, LCD Soundsystem, Ludacris, M.I.A., Matt & Kim, Pavement, Sleigh Bells, T.I., The Temper Trap, Thievery Corporation, Virgin Mobile FreeFest, Yeasayer

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 07/01/2010

Taking sides: Top five albums of 2010 -- so far

Sade's "Soldier of Love" proved to be well worth the wait. The year is half over so it seems like a good time to take stock of 2010's musical bounty to date with by picking our top five albums so...

By Chris Richards  |  01:00 PM ET, 07/01/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Beach House, Black Keys, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Choc Quib Town, Drunkdriver, Harlem, Jonsi, LCD Soundsystem, Laura Marling, Sade, Sleigh Bells, The Soft Pack, Titus Andronicus, Yelawolf

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 05/18/2010

Album review: LCD Soundsystem, "This Is Happening

If it's the end for LCD Soundsystem, James Murphy went out on a high. (Ruvan Wijesooriya) By Chris Richards The myth goes like this: In a display of neurosis, determination and egomania, Picasso would bring his paintings to the Louvre...

By David Malitz  |  10:45 AM ET, 05/18/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Album reviews | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem

Posted at 05:15 PM ET, 05/17/2010

Week ahead: Now we can all legally enjoy the new LCD Soundsystem album; Janelle Monae on your stereo and TV

Will this be the week Janelle Monae makes herself known to the world? (Evy Mages/TWP) By David Malitz In concert: It's a chilly and overcast day, so that would make Eluvium a nice choice for tonight at DC9. Expect dreamy,...

By David Malitz  |  05:15 PM ET, 05/17/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Future days | Tags:  Band of Horses, Brad Paisley, Dave Matthews, Janelle Monae, LCD Soundsystem

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010

Taking sides: Can one horrible song ruin a near-perfect album?

James Murphy has made another great album - with one glaring exception. (Michael Buckner/Getty Images) LCD Soundsystem's fine new album "This is Happening" isn't due out until Tuesday, but it began circulating around the Internet a few weeks back....

By Chris Richards  |  01:15 PM ET, 05/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Bob Dylan, Jay-Z, Kanye West, LCD Soundsystem, R.E.M., The Clash

Posted at 06:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010

M.I.A.'s got a new track; Vandals get sued again; James Murphy says talent is overrated

By Ally Schweitzer - M.I.A. has a new track, "Born Free." It's her singing vaguely political lyrics over Suicide's "Ghost Rider." Yeaahhh... so... how much does Suicide get paid for this? - Punk band the Vandals have been sued...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  06:45 AM ET, 04/26/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., The Vandals

Posted at 10:15 AM ET, 04/13/2010

Singles file: LCD Soundsystem, DJ Premier, Thurston Moore

James Murphy's vocals are up-front on the latest LCD Soundsystem song. (Courtesy of Nasty Little Man) By Allison Stewart A weekly playlist for the listener with a one-track mind... LCD Soundsystem: "Change" James Murphy's almost-unadorned vocals are placed uncharacteristically...

By David Malitz  |  10:15 AM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Singles file | Tags:  Chiddy Bang, Cypress Hill, DJ Premier, LCD Soundsystem, Marc Anthony, Pitbull, Thurston Moore

Posted at 07:35 AM ET, 04/13/2010

Roger Waters rebuilds "The Wall"; LCD leaks

Pink Floyd's Roger Waters will tour to Washington this fall. (AP Photo/Remigiusz Sikora) By Chris Richards - To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Pink Floyd's beloved double album "The Wall," Roger Waters will be playing the album in its entirety...

By Chris Richards  |  07:35 AM ET, 04/13/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, Pink Floyd, Roger Waters

Posted at 03:00 PM ET, 02/25/2010

Taking sides: LCD or M.I.A.? Whose album will be better?

James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem and M.I.A. will release two of 2010's most anticipated album. (Jake Walters; AP Photo/Jim Cooper) For music mega-nerds who are already fussing over Excel spreadsheets labeled "Best Albums 2010" (i.e. us), big news splashed across...

By Chris Richards  |  03:00 PM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A.

Posted at 08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2010

Morning click: New albums from M.I.A. and LCD Soundsystem; U.S. tour for PiL

It's hard to decipher M.I.A.'s tweets, but a new album may be ready in June. - We will deal with letters in today's news. First, the next great global pop music icon, M.I.A., may have a new album ready in...

By David Malitz  |  08:45 AM ET, 02/25/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, M.I.A., Public Image Ltd.

Posted at 08:30 AM ET, 02/08/2010

Morning click: Pitchfork headliners announced; Phoenix does film soundtrack

Duh: Pavement to headline Pitchfork Music Festival (Photo from Wikipedia Commons) - The 2010 Pitchfork Music Festival headliners were announced Friday and David Malitz predicted right: Pavement will top the Chicago festival on Sunday, with Modest Mouse and LCD Soundsystem...

By Ally Schweitzer  |  08:30 AM ET, 02/08/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Morning click | Tags:  LCD Soundsystem, Modest Mouse, Oasis, Pavement, Phoenix

Posted at 02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010

Taking sides... Choose your own Coachella adventure

Jay-Z and Thom Yorke can play at your version of Coachella - but it will cost you. In an effort to turn everything in life into some kind of draft and/or fantasy sport, Click Track has developed a Coachella salary...

By David Malitz  |  02:25 PM ET, 01/21/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Taking sides | Tags:  Baroness, Beach House, Calle 13, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Coachella, Corinne Bailey Rae, De La Soul, Dead Weather, Dirty Projectors, Echo and the Bunnymen, Faith No More, Gil Scott-Heron, Girls, Grace Jones, Jay-Z, LCD Soundsystem, Pavement, Phoenix, Sleigh Bells, Sly Stone, Spoon, The Soft Pack, Thom Yorke, Wale