LCD Soundsystem

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From the Band to Beyoncé: concert films to fill the live music black hole
Ahead of what would have been Glastonbury weekend, we pick the documentaries that best recreate the magic of gigs and festivals

Dorian Lynskey

21, Jun, 2020 @7:00 AM

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The 100 best albums of the 21st century
We polled 45 music writers to rank the definitive LPs of the 21st century so far. Read our countdown of passionate pop, electrifying rock and anthemic rap – and see if you agree

Ben Beaumont-Thomas (1-50); Laura Snapes and April Curtin (51-100)

13, Sep, 2019 @8:00 AM

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Chillwave: a momentary microgenre that ushered in the age of nostalgia
In a summer riven by financial meltdown, a niche trend for lo-fi retro pop couldn’t have seemed more trivial. Yet it was the first sign of a generation fleeing to the past to escape a bleak future

Emilie Friedlander

21, Aug, 2019 @10:59 AM

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The five stages of a rock reunion - from Shiiine On to supporting Hard-Fi
The band are back together! But what happens next? Whether it’s the Streets, the Libertines or the Sex Pistols, there are predictable chapters to the comeback

Gavin Newsham

06, Nov, 2018 @9:00 AM

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All Points East review – Björk brings life to corporate festival newcomer
Big-hitting headliners such as LCD Soundsystem and Lorde made the first All Points East a success, but thin afternoon bills and a fuzzy identity didn’t help

Rachel Aroesti

28, May, 2018 @10:10 AM

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‘DJ culture became weaponised elevator-music’: how Despacio is fighting EDM
A collaboration between LCD Soundsystem and Soulwax, Despacio plays deep disco and classic rock but, with a rig heavier than Metallica’s, it holds its own against the big drops of mainstream DJs

Andy Beta

24, May, 2018 @3:00 PM

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The best albums of 2017, No 6: LCD Soundsystem – American Dream
Plot twist! James Murphy and co returned with an exquisite ode to love, musical heroes and middle-age

Nosheen Iqbal

15, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Kitty Empire’s best pop of 2017
From Jay-Z to Taylor Swift, it’s been a year of high political and personal drama in the worlds of rap, pop and rock

Kitty Empire

10, Dec, 2017 @12:00 AM

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The best albums of 2017: the full list
St Vincent tops our countdown of this year’s most outstanding sounds, from complex rap to moody rock, alt-R&B, inventive grime and more

05, Dec, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Why the indie band never dies: fake breakups, permanent adolescence and cash comebacks
Do bands such as LCD Soundsystem ever split up – or is ‘quitting’ just the first stage of a long, tactical manoeuvre?

Sam Wolfson

04, Nov, 2017 @10:00 AM

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LCD Soundsystem review – dream band back from the dead
Six years after their ‘farewell’ show, James Murphy’s dance-punk magpies have returned, bigger and bolder than ever

Kitty Empire

24, Sep, 2017 @8:00 AM

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LCD Soundsystem review – euphoric dancefloor pop reignited
Six years after a farewell tour, frontman James Murphy gets back under the glitterball to revive his special brand of thunderous, emotional dance music

Jude Rogers

17, Sep, 2017 @2:59 PM

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