LCD SOUNDSYS­TEM 45:33 DFA/EMI ★★★★

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James Mur­phy doesn’t look like the kind of man to front a sports­wear cam­paign, but the mu­sic he makes is an­other mat­ter. Last year, Nike gave Mur­phy a large wad of cash to put to­gether a sound­track for a jog­ging work­out and first made it avail­able as a lim­ited down­load. The LCD Soundsys­tem front­man ad­mit­ted that he’s not one of life’s jog­gers, though he did like the op­por­tu­nity to come up with his own album-length one-track sym­phony. You’ll hear traces of ev­ery­thing from Manuel Gottsching, Brian Eno and Steve Hil­lage to clas­sic New York disco and rare grooves (a source Mur­phy re­turned to on his re­cent Fab­ric mix-album). You’ll also hear familiar lines in the form of an early draft of Some­one Great from this year’s ex­cel­lent Sound of Sil­ver. This re­lease also has a remix of North Amer­i­can Scum, as well as two new tracks, but it’s the twin­kling melodies and at­mo­spheric, skyscrap­ing pulses of the main track that re­ally do the busi­ness here. www.lcd­soundsys­tem. com

JIM CAR­ROLL

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