5 EssentialBlackie92 | 27/04/2008 | See all Blackie92's reviews (16)Top 10 Tickets Reviewer I think dance music is a risky bussiness, in a genre so insistent on whats new and cool, how do you remain cool yet timeless enough to stick around? I think James Murphy has found the answer.That is not to say this isn't cool and dance-able, it most certainly is, maybe not to the extent of the punk-funk of "Daft Punk is playing at my house" or "Tribulations" but the beats on "Get Innocuos" and "SOund of Silver" are fit and ready for clubs and remixes, but it is the wit and heart of LCD that make them brilliant."North American Scum" is a biting commentry on Yanka-phobes that is patriotic and cool at the same time, it is a great lead single with a catchy chorus. THe two following this, "SOmeone Great" and "All my friends" display repetative drums with synths and guitars building up and crashing down around it complete with a lament for someone after a bad break up and a commentry on fame and growing up on the scene respectively. THese vocal takes show the heart behind the beats and the honest lyrics are what makes this album a classic."Watch the tapes" crashes in on a wave of punk-funk not unlike "Movement" showing the rockier side of LCD's cannon andthe climactic closer "NY I love you, but your bringing me down" is surely one of the best songs of the 21st century, a call to arms for New yorkers and mourning for old times that truly is the comedown from LCD's first two albums, and makes you wonder what the third album could be, there is tonnes of potential for LCD soundsytem to be one of the best bands of this decade.