When: Sun., April 29, 4:30 p.m. 2018
Anyone that watched Shut Up and Play the Hits, the expansive documentary chronicling the supposed farewell show of LCD Soundsystem, knew that they would return eventually. The only question was, would they be worth listening to when they did? The short answer is yes, they absolutely are. In fact, their new record, American Dream, is some of their best, most confident work to date. Maybe a dramatic breakup with an endless list of guests and an on-camera interview with Chuck Klosterman is what band leader James Murphy needed to take the pressure off. What American Dream lacks is a certain irony that always made LCD Soundsystem feel a little like an inside joke. Here, Murphy sounds his most sincere, with American Dream at once nostalgic for a lost simpler time and forward-thinking in its melding of futuristic electronic, pop, and rock elements.