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LCD Soundsystem: 45:33

Album Reviews:

Entertainment Weekly (p.106) - "45:33 deftly segues from the smooth funk favored by Levan to synth pop and Talking Heads-style polyrhythms before opening into serious space-party territory." -- Grade: A

Uncut (p.115) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[T]his euphoric, largely electronic set finds Murphy adapting DJ dynamics for the running machine."

Alternative Press (p.136) - 4.5 stars out of 5 -- "[T]he album is meticulously orchestrated for aerobic activities, displaying LCD maestro James Murphy's deft arranging skills and sense of dynamics."

The Wire (p.66) - "It kranks up like an early Kraftwerk album....Juddering, silvery motifs of neo-disco fly back through the mix like glitterball fragments."

Album Notes

LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy was commissioned by Nike to write 45:33:00 as a piece of exercise music for part of their Original Run series. Murphy composed the track as a continuous piece tailored to the length and variation of a standard workout. In addition to its novelty, 45:33:00 is a brilliantly arranged and compulsively listenable track spilling over with the burbling, kinetic energy and gleaming production flourishes typical of LCD Soundsystem's work. Originally available only digitally, the track was released on CD in late 2007. Complex, fun, and meticulously put together, 45:33:00 sounds even better pumping from a home stereo than it does through an iPod while jogging. Three bonus tracks, previously unavailable in the U.S., round out the package, and make it a must for LCD Soundsystem fans.


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