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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Sales of Silver

posted by on March 20 at 10:13 AM


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?

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I'm gittin it. And sending it to that lawyer in Atlanta. It's his birthday. I fight for the team.

I also got him a t-shirt that has this super white clean cut dude doing the west coast w's with both his hands. It says, "I noticed you're gangster. I'm pretty gangster myself."

Posted by trent moorman | March 20, 2007 11:00 AM

i'll be buying this CD today. i downloaded the album the minute it leaked, read Murphey's post on the DFA forums and vowed to purchase on release day. that day has come. see you at Everyday during lunch!

Posted by brian | March 20, 2007 1:57 PM

I was thinking of looking for it at Wall of Sound or Sonic Boom...

Posted by Eric Grandy | March 20, 2007 2:12 PM

Even if neither record (We Were Dead/Silver) hits #1, I just don't see how LCD Soundsystem could beat Modest Mouse in sales this week. These "hey, go buy this thing" campaigns don't really work - see that weird Hawthorne Heights/T.I./Vagrant Records debacle. The mopes still lost!

Posted by Robin Pecknold | March 20, 2007 2:33 PM

FYI. The disc is on sale at Everyday Music for 10.99. Hard to beat that price.

it's on an endcap so you won't have to search too long.

Posted by brian | March 20, 2007 3:56 PM

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