LCD Soundsystem ‎– This Is Happening

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Dance Yrself Clean 8:56
Drunk Girls 3:42
One Touch 7:45
All I Want 6:41
I Can Change 5:55
You Wanted A Hit 9:06
Pow Pow 8:23
Somebody's Calling Me 6:53
Home 7:53

Versions (25)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DFA 22503, 509993 09903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) DFA, Virgin DFA 22503, 509993 09903 2 6 US 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 2250-2 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(2xLP, Album) DFA DFA 2250-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
DFA22502 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(2xLP, Album, Gat) DFA DFA22502 UK 2010 Sell This Version
none LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(2xLP, Ltd, W/Lbl) DFA none US 2010 Sell This Version
50999 309903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) Parlophone 50999 309903 2 6 Philippines 2010 Sell This Version
50999 648781 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) Gala Records (5), DFA, Parlophone 50999 648781 2 6 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 Canada 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 5099963370522 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22501, 5099963370522 Mexico 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22503, 50999 633704 2 3 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22503, 50999 633704 2 3 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
TOCP-66945 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) EMI Records Ltd. TOCP-66945 Japan 2010 Sell This Version
50999 640225 2 9 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited, Parlophone, DFA 50999 640225 2 9 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
5099963370522 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) EMI Music Brasil Ltda. 5099963370522 Brazil 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 4 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 4 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Dig) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 Europe 2010 Sell This Version
none, 50999 6337052 2 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Dig) DFA, Parlophone none, 50999 6337052 2 Argentina 2010 Sell This Version
5099963370522 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Gat) EMI Music Australia Pty. Limited, Parlophone, DFA 5099963370522 Australia 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Gat) DFA, Virgin DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 US 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Promo, Gat) DFA, Virgin DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 US 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, Unofficial, Gat) DFA (3), Virgin (2) DFA 22501, 509993 09903 2 6 Russia 2010 Sell This Version
none LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CDr, Album, Promo) EMI Music Ireland none Ireland 2010 Sell This Version
DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CDr, Album, Promo) DFA, Parlophone DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6 UK & Europe 2010 Sell This Version
dfa 22502, 0190295848859 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) DFA, Parlophone dfa 22502, 0190295848859 Europe 2017 Sell This Version
DFA 2250-2 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) DFA DFA 2250-2 US 2017 Sell This Version
WPCR-50371 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone WPCR-50371 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
791401-PRL2 LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening(CD, Album, RE) Parlophone 791401-PRL2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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djphineart

djphineart

September 2, 2019
edited 2 months ago
referencing This Is Happening, CD, Album, Dig, DFA 22501, 50999 309903 2 6
Is Murphy the electronic Beck?
Always like his output and production.
The opener Dance Yrself Clean is an epic set starter for the kind of crowd that don't want the normal paint-by-numbers electro dance party. Played this at a fashion show recently and it WORKED the floor so well. Love the seemingly sparse production but boy how do those synth patches fit JUST right bass & lead. 6.00mins in the breakdown comes for a well needed breather after the heavy middle course and then Wham! the synth comes back in to groove us all to the close. Discerning dance floors would be shazzaming this like crazy. Drunk girls bumps and stumbles into your ears like its title suggests. With its initial young punk rockist feel you think you know what you are getting but soon realise that the sharp lyrics and evolving production are the work of more depth than initially expected. Murphy has an eclectic collection of song sources on this long player and the intro of One touch pulses like you imagine detroit techno would have sounded like if dominated by Casio, rather than Roland products. I play this out almost a decade later and STILL people want to know where its from and if current or incoming. "There's no way that we can be pleased with this" - I disagree James. All I want is a classic low-fi rock beat and guitar strum that gets hi-jacked by and electronic sounding drone pedal effect and putney effects to lift an ordinary track into something worthy of the lyric of regret and pleading for self-change. The groove for I can change sounds like something a young Dave Ball (Soft Cell) might have conjured up in Leeds Polytechnic in the late 70's. Lyrically it is right up there with James's best. "I can change, I can change, I can change if it helps you fall in love" desperation never sounded so damn cool. You wanted a hit, Shimmers in its inception and the ethereal sound builds gently into something much more worth of a mere pop hit. I don't know where this track could be placed on stage nor in a club but as a much needed break in a night of relentless dancing it could be just the track to manage a come-down and build for one last groove. Sounds much more natural sonically than the production notes kit list would suggest but the lyrics which tell of an artist rebuffing his record company suggestions whilst earnest and heartfelt don't work that well for me. Phased hats announce the dreamy intro to pow pow and James's spoke words hark back to losing my edge but tell of resigned political resolution. The groove is organic but heavy with THE date-stamp and second hand music gear store of a simmons drums. Sounds like a cool late night loft party held after a tedious early evening neighbourhood meeting. I'm with the dancers as this track would have been in David Mancuso's loft. Somebody's calling me opens and stalks sonically like Grace Jones's Nightclubbing (In a great way) As it bumps along with a simple piano composition the lyric drops in and out but gradually plays second fiddle to the growing production. Home sounds like a home study demo left running overnight to see it has something worth building on - luckily just when you think it won't it becomes complete with a lyric and extra instrumentation that feels like the perfect ending for a brilliant album. LCD Soundsystem is the cool band you keep to yourself and fully document your obsession for when everyone else catches up. Still not lost their edge...
carscars

carscars

July 16, 2019
referencing This Is Happening, 2xLP, Album, DFA 2250-2
Not great pressing. No surface noise, but it’s flat. Sharp in contrast to their other LPs
DarreLP

DarreLP

May 24, 2019
referencing This Is Happening, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, DFA 2250-2
My personal favorite LCD album. Alas, like the recent American Dream, this DFA release has significant crackle throughout. Not enough to ruin the album, but enough to consider not buying DFA release on vinyl anymore.
codymac82

codymac82

August 30, 2018
referencing This Is Happening, 2xLP, Album, Gat, DFA22502
Picked this up used today. Sounds nice but it's very quiet.
clercqie

clercqie

September 13, 2017
referencing This Is Happening, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, dfa 22502, 0190295848859
I've had two copies that both skip during 'One Touch'. I've found the record to be slightly warped and it lifts my cartridge right out the groove (AT-95E, tracking at max. 2.3 g). The sellers cart (Ortofon Concorde, tracking at > 3g) stays in the groove and the sound quality is good.

Anyone else had this problem / experience? I'll have to find another pressing of this wonderful album.
rahbical

rahbical

September 1, 2017
referencing This Is Happening, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, dfa 22502, 0190295848859
can anyone confirm how this sounds? Is it a good pressing? Basically is it worth picking up or should I go for an original copy and pay more on shipping?
scoundrel

scoundrel

April 9, 2014
referencing This Is Happening, CD, Album, DFA 22503, 509993 09903 2 6

The final LCD Soundsystem album? Say it ain't so! Unfortunately, though, THIS IS HAPPENING is. Though "Dance Yrself Clean" starts with a lo-fi vibe before it blows up into more familiar territory. "Drunk Girls" is like a party in miniature, but "All I Want" goes in a more romantic direction, electric guitar slides and all. They're still here to make you dance, however, and "I Can Change" gets the hipster new-wave funk going just for that reason. "You Wanted A Hit" is subdued in comparison, while "Pow Pow" switches back and forth from tinkling and spoken word to punchy chanting. "Somebody's Calling Me" brings the tempo down to a slow finger-snap, and "Home" introduces some African-inspired percussion and sounds to close out the album. And even if there's nothing as anthemic or transcendent as "All My Friends" on this album, it's still a great way to go out with a bang. Or at least on a "Pow Pow."