Album Sales of Silver
posted by March 20 at 10:13 AMon
LCD Soundsystem’s new album, Sound of Silver, comes out today. My review of it will appear in this week’s Stranger, which should be online and around some of the city tomorrow. Here’s a taste: “…the first truly classic album by LCD Soundsystem.” It’s a fantastic record; it’s what LCD Soundsystem should’ve been, but just wasn’t quite.
As you may have read on the internets, James Murphy posted a plea to fans some months ago (around the time the record hit the fileshares) on the DFA Message Board, asking them to actually—and this is crazy—buy his new album the week it’s released, in the hopes of making it a number-one record:
ok— here’s the deal…
dreamgirls was the #1 record in the US with Billboard scan of 60064 sold this week.
lcd record 1 (the old record) sold a total of 60559 in the US since it was released.
meaning, straight up, if everyone who bought the first record bought s.o.s. the week it’s released, then we’re totally #1.
i’m sure some people who bought the old record have now moved on to extreme noise or something, but maybe there are enough new people to make up for it!
anyway, it’s a dream, and i’ll be able to move on to my other life as a mailman after that, because it would be all downhill from there for me.
It’s a crazy scheme, but hey, this is the guy who played Daft Punk for the rock kids at CBGB’s and that worked, remember?