“‘Cause you’re afraid of what you need
Yeah you’re afraid of what you need
If you weren’t? If you weren’t
I don’t know what we’d talk about”
I’ve heard people say that LCD Soundsystem is dance music for people who don’t like dance music. But that’s not right. It’s dance music for grownups. Or at least it’s by grownups. The wistful and slightly perverse dynamic behind LCD Soundsystem comes from James Murphy’s constant reminders that he’s an old guy playing music for crowds of young folk. Sometimes the band threatens to topple into self-pity, but an edge of self-deprecating humour (“Losing My Edge” comes to mind) and a bit of wisdom always saves them.
It doesn’t hurt that the music kicks ass, either.