Concert Reviews

LCD Soundsystem at the Fillmore, 10/20/10

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The self-assured conductor threw himself about, sputtering out "I Can Change," to an audience now fully immersed in the pounding of sound and strobe, following with "All My Friends" and coming through with a pushy beat that added another dimension to the electronic meditation. Murphy's blunt observations and introspection are what make his lyrics so great, and tracks like "You Wanted a Hit" and "Tribulations" burst from his red face, igniting the energy of the large room.

The beat and repetition of the minimal melodies in "Movement" and "Yeah" melted into one deafening finish, with green lights, smoke and strobes rising up as the bass permeated the air. Murphy and his band disappeared momentarily, providing no real silence between the set's ending and the encore. Instead, the residual pulsations bled into "Someone Great," bringing just Murphy and drummer Pat Mahoney back to the stage, followed by "Losing My Edge" and a trickling of the remaining five members back front and center.

Closing with "Home," Murphy bowed to his audience and pointed in acknowledgement at his band before vanishing into a blaze of stage lights, bringing an end to LCD Soundsystem's flawless performance.

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