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Released: March 20, 2007

Rating: 4.122 (average of 14 ratings)

Genre: electronica

Quotable: --

Album Tracks:

  1. Get Innocuous!
  2. Time to Get Away
  3. North American Scum
  4. Someone Great
  5. All My Friends
  6. Us v Them
  7. Watch the Tapes
  8. Sound of Silver
  9. New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down

Sales (in millions):

sales in U.S. only --
sales in U.K. only - estimated --
sales in all of Europe as determined by IFPI – click here to go to their site. --
sales worldwide - estimated --


peak on U.S. Billboard album chart 46
peak on U.K. album chart 28

Singles/Hit Songs:

  • North American Scum (2/26/07) #40 UK
  • All My Friends (5/28/07) #41 UK
  • Someone Great (10/22/07) --
  • Time to Get Away (2/25/08) --

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Rated one of the top 1000 albums of all time by Dave’s Music Database. Click to learn more.

Sound of Silver
LCD Soundsystem
“Compared to the first LCD Soundsystem album, Sound of Silver is less silly, funnier, less messy, sleeker, less rowdy, more fun, less distanced, more touching. It is just as linked to James Murphy’s record collection, with traces of post-punk, disco, Krautrock, and singer/songwriter schlubs, but the references are evidently harder to pin down; the number of names dropped in the reviews published before its release must triple the amount mentioned throughout ‘Losing My Edge.’ There’s even some confusion as to which version of David Bowie is lurking around.” AK

“One clearly evident aspect of the album is that Murphy has streamlined his sound. All the jagged frays have been removed, replaced by a slightly tidier approach that is more direct and packs more punch. Murphy comes across as a fully naturalized producer of dance music – especially on Get Innocuous! – as opposed to a product of ‘90s indie rock who has made a convincing switch-up.” AK

“And yet, the album’s best song is sad, should not be played in any club, and it at least matches the work of any active songwriter who has been praised. Someone Great, a bittersweet pop song built on swelling synthesizers and a dual vocal-and-glockenspiel melody, could definitely be about a devastating breakup (‘To tell the truth I saw it coming/The way you were breathing’), at least until ‘You’re smaller than my wife imagined/ Surprised you were human,’ which could mean the song either took a turn for the absurd or is about the death (and funeral) of a loved one. Either way, it is the most moving song Murphy has made, and it only helps further the notion that he should be considered a great songwriter, not simply a skilled musician with a few studio tricks and the occasional clever quip.” AK

“The closer, New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, seals it: ‘New York, you’re perfect, oh please don’t change a thing/ Your mild billionaire mayor’s now convinced he’s a king/ And so the boring collect – I mean all disrespect/ In the neighborhood bars I’d once dreamt I would drink.’ If he keeps it up, he’ll be writing songs for Pixar by 2020.” AK

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Last updated March 30, 2010.