The best LCD album?

album-45-33

I like ‘best’ debates, ‘top 10 this’, ‘best 5 that’ etc.

The reason I ask the question ‘best LCD album?’ is I am sat in a hotel room with a bottle of wine reading a trashy novel. I am listening to 45:33 and I am finding it very hard to come up with an argument against it being the best LCD album. It’s perfect. I hope it goes without saying I am referring only to tracks i – vi and not the extras. I read quite a lot and mostly listen to non-vocal music when reading as I find lyrics distracting. I find 45:33 massively disturbing to my consumption of trashy novels even though it has little lyrical content. It sounds so amazing, so much so I stop reading altogether!

Your thoughts?

5 comments

  1. David Allison

    There is NO way that 45.33 is the best LCD album. COME ON, Brother J, get real. It’s a great addendum to his major albums and it works well on its own, but that’s about it.

    For me, it has to be SOUND OF SILVER. It’s his most complete work. It’s got everything – heartbreak, groove, lament, partying, loss. It hasn’t got a weak track and it marks the high water mark of his creativity. Having said that, THIS IS HAPPENING also stands up really well too. But SoS is the one for me every time.

  2. misterstory

    That was the response I was expecting. Sound of Silver is my best ‘proper’ LCD album too … but I don’t think it’s a perfect piece of music. I think 45.33 is a perfect piece of music. I am being serious. I am amazed every time I hear it.

  3. whyohwhyohwhy

    Interesting. I need to have a good listen through to these. I’m going to put it out there…. I don’t own this album. I’ve got a recording of it, but I’m probably going to have to buy this. It’s made me feel like I’m not even a complete fan. The shame.

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