Tuesday, December 21, 2010
#11 Album Of 2010: This Is Happening - LCD Soundsystem
This Is Happening
Original SCQ Review
It’s the perfect title for a drug album, if you’ve ever been privy to them. Drugs, I mean. Ever turn to your friend or, in the absence of a friend, shout to a passerby outside your window whether this – all this – is actually happening? If not than maybe we’re just on different wavelengths and that’s fine but This Is Happening pushes decadence toward meaninglessness and back to significance, talks itself up as uncaring but, goddamnit, it’s in love. It’s all happening, right now, and it’s as perfect as the present can be; tedious yet singular, familiar but so unpredictable. What, you wanted a hit?