I went a little bit mad buying CDs last week, although many of you probably think that 3 CDs isn't a lot at all. This included 2 LPs by electronic maestro James Murphy aka LCD Soundsystem.
The first of the 2 LCDs I bought was "45:33", named for the length of the first six unnamed songs on the album. Essentially "45:33" is a collection of mixes and experiments that Murphy created in 2006, prior to the release of "Sound of Silver" and includes an instrumental version of "Someone Great" alongside a remix of "North American Scum" and seven other previously unavailable tracks.
Disco feel? Check. Funky vocals? Check. 70s brass? Check. It's a very uplifting and funky collection. Personally I like Track 2 (no idea what the tracks are called - even iTunes doesn't know - so let's call it "Shame On You"). "Shame On You" sounds like old-school dance music, and takes its time to build up into the short bursts of brass and choppy vocals. "Freak Out" does the same, blending seamlessly into "Starry Eyes". Nearly all of the tracks here are over six minutes long, with one or two exceptions. However, "45:33" only benefits from its long build-ups and it is the perfect album to put no when you're getting ready for a night out.
If you liked Hercules and Love Affair earlier this year, you'll love this.
What I'm Listening to Right Now - "Don't Let Him Waste Your Time" by Jarvis