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LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 Review

by Scott Frazier

I imagine that if I planned on running for 45 minutes straight, this disc would be the perfect companion. The newest from James Murphy's LCD Soundsystem is the second in a new collaborative series between Nike and iTunes which is designed to illicit the perfect running experience. So, Instead of the Soundsystem's trademark 3 minute dance-punk anthems, this album is one long trance-inducing track.

From the hypnotizing wind up of the synth opener to the twinkling final notes 45:33 is both cohesive and engaging. Murphy employs an astonishing array of vocal arrangements and instruments (even a sax) in creating his phenomenally catchy melodies. He experiments with choir-like harmonies, horns, and interesting synth-lines which are begging to be played in the country's hottest clubs. The song flows like several movements to a piece connected end on end. There is never a break in the music, and none of the transitions ever appear forced or unnecessary. Each segment evokes the same mood, ideally to mimic the mindset of the runner. It is a true musical feat to craft a song this long and have it remain accessible and fun, without making it gaudy or overbearing. In the able hands of LCD Soundsystem, though, it looks easy. 45:33 is a masterful blend of dance trends and ideas, which will surely be seen as a real landmark in Murphy's career. This is a must-own for old fans of the band, and a great time for newcomers to see what they've been missing.

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