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LCD Soundsystem

  • Hearst Greek Theatre 2001 Gayley Road Berkeley, CA, 94720 United States (map)

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades, including:

“James Murphy gathers his old gang of New York punk-funk virtuosos together for some truly festive paranoia… the music crackles with the joy of communal celebration”—ROLLING STONE #5 50 Best Albums of 2017

“Both tongue-in-cheek and confessional, finding new space for sincere reflection… American Dream proves some acts are better together.”—TIME Top 10 Albums of 2017

“As fresh and vital as they’d ever been—not just older but wiser too, with a new strain of wit and tenderness thrumming beneath their strobelit dreams.”—ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY #6 Best Albums of 2017

“Songs this good would’ve been enough to justify LCD’s controversial resurrection. Yet Murphy imbues the new music with a weight that makes the convincing argument that he has a lot more to say, and that it won’t be in the tone we might’ve expected.”—STEREOGUM #9 50 Best Albums of 2017

“Still the most aware, and self-aware, artist in alt-rock… a perfect offering to the spirit of the Thin White Duke and evidence of Murphy’s continued artistic vitality as a no-longer-young American.”—BILLBOARD 50 Best Albums of 2017

“No one does disco neurosis like Murphy… Murphy’s most intensely personal songs to date… burn with unusually candid intensity… a welcome return”—AV CLUB Best Albums of 2017

“The guy’s mission is to make neurosis danceable, and Dream is mission achieved… funky, expansive and imbued with a strange sadness, frequently within the confines of the same six-minute track.”—NEWSWEEK #7 17 Best Albums of 2017

“American Dream is a beautiful work of art about aging, regret and an arduous search for meaning, an expansive record that explores a variety of sounds and themes, but it never feels confused or lost.”—PASTE #8 50 Best Albums of 2017

“Classic LCD: No one does rock’n’roll disco better… so worth the wait, and such a relief to hear.”—PITCHFORK #12 50 Best Albums of 2017

“With an honest, powerful record like this, LCD only further cemented their spot as dance rock’s best friend.”—CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND Top 50 Albums of 2017

“A spectacular comeback that shatters even the most optimistic expectations.”—POPMATTERS #5 60 Best Albums of 2017

Later Event: April 28