LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy hones the grand style of his "Sound of Silver" album to an even finer indie-dance point with "This Is Happening" (DFA). There are extended dance anthems to burn - especially the thrilling "Dance Yourself Clean" and "Pow Pow," while the single "Drunk Girls" is a jaunty, more focused "North American Scum." But it's the "Heroes"-era David Bowie flair of "All I Want" and the punk rebelliousness of "You Wanted a Hit," clocking in at a radio-unfriendly nine-minutes-plus, that guarantee "This Is Happening" will be the soundtrack to cool spaces all summer long.
LCD Soundsystem "This Is Happening"
BOTTOM LINE Leave your head and your heart on the dance floor
LCD Soundsystem plays Terminal 5 Thursday-Sunday.