WBEZ | LCD Soundsystem http://www.wbez.org/tags/lcd-soundsystem Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en 2010 year in music roundtable wrap-up http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2010-year-music-roundtable-wrap <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/Kanye.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Alison Cuddy got a chance to review the year in music. She invited WBEZ's&nbsp;&quot;<a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/radio-m">Radio M</a>&quot; host <a target="_blank" href="http://www.wbez.org/staff/tony-sarabia">Tony Sarabia</a> and music critic and &quot;Eight Forty-Eight&quot; contributor Althea Legaspi in to talk about the highlights of 2010. <br /><br /><em><strong>Althea's Picks:</strong></em><br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&amp;source=web&amp;cd=4&amp;ved=0CDQQFjAD&amp;url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FTreats-Sleigh-Bells%2Fdp%2FB003KT3NS4&amp;rct=j&amp;q=sleigh%20bells%20treats&amp;ei=0rsLTfaaMtKenwfdx8njDQ&amp;usg=AFQjCNFflObyiaFFR5iFlw_qTlLbadml4g&amp;sig2=u-PkVGe57GF40Nb6F4tWTg&amp;cad=rja">Sleigh Bells--Treats</a><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss_i_3_25?url=search-alias%3Daps&amp;field-keywords=deerhunter+halcyon+digest&amp;sprefix=deerhunter+halcyon+digest">Robyn--Body Talk<br />Deerhunter--Halcyon Digest</a><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/This-Happening-LCD-Soundsystem/dp/B003BEE0F8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1292615264&amp;sr=8-1">Kanye West--My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy<br />Hot Chip--One Life Stand<br />LCD Soundsystem--This is Happening</a><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/Suburbs-Arcade-Fire/dp/B003O85W3A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1292615339&amp;sr=8-1">Arcade Fire--The Suburbs</a><br /><br /><em><strong>Tony's Picks:</strong></em><br /><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Limi%C3%B1anas/dp/B004ATT5IU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1292615682&amp;sr=8-1">The LimiƱanas</a><br /><a target="_blank" href="http://www.amazon.com/AfroCubism-Digital-Booklet/dp/B0047P1SX2/ref=sr_shvl_album_1?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1292615792&amp;sr=301-1">AfroCubism</a></p></p> Mon, 27 Dec 2010 07:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2010-year-music-roundtable-wrap WBEZ staff pick their favorite songs of 2010 http://www.wbez.org/story/69-boyz/wbez-staff-pick-their-favorite-songs-2010 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/cd.jpg" alt="" /><p><p><em>Updated 12/16/2010: Download file changed</em></p><p>At this time of year it seems everyone's suddenly a music critic. There's no shortage of lists carefully ranking albums in order of cultural significance. And this year, the most interesting part of most of them is finding out where Kanye's album fell. (Except, of course, <a href="http://www.wbez.org/blog/jim-derogatis/reasons-living-20-best-albums-2010">Jim DeRogatis</a> and <a href="http://www.soundopinions.org/shownotes/2010/121010/shownotes.html">Sound Opinions</a>' lists).</p><p>But how often does cultural significance line up with what people actually listen to? Sure, the Arcade Fire's album makes a big statement, but can any of the tracks hold their own against Ke$ha's &quot;Tik Tok?&quot; It's an MP3 world after all.</p><p>In that spirit, we decided to put a little twist on the annual &quot;critic's list&quot;.&nbsp;&nbsp; We simply asked our colleagues here at Chicago Public Media to pick their favorite song they listened to in 2010.&nbsp;</p><p>And together, they served up quite a range of responses. Some picks were heartfelt, others not so much.&nbsp; Most of them simply had a good beat.&nbsp;</p><p>Without further ado - for your listening pleasure - we present&nbsp; the top songs playing on iPods at 848 E Grand Avenue this year.&nbsp; Enjoy!</p><p>(<a href="http://www.wbez.org/sites/default/files/WBEZ Staff 2010 Mix.mp3" target="_blank">Download an abridged version of this mix here</a>)</p><p><strong>(0:00) Robin Linn, Producer, Sound Opinions</strong><br />F- You by Cee Lo Green</p><p><strong>(4:27) Jason Marck, Director, Eight Forty Eight </strong><br />Into the Wind by Bei Bei &amp; Shawn Lee</p><p><strong>(7:58) Jim DeRogatis, Co-Host, Sound Opinions </strong><br />Garbage Truck by Beck</p><p><strong>(12:03) JR Nelson, Co-Host, Hit It or Quit It </strong><br />Yamaha by The-Dream</p><p><strong>(16:58) Jason Saldanha, Producer, Sound Opinions </strong><br />All I Want by LCD Soundsystem</p><p><strong>(23:43) Molly Adams, Co-Host, Vocalo Morning Amp</strong><br />Runway Love Remix by Kanye West featuring Justin Bieber</p><p><strong>(29:01) Icoi Johnson, Pritzker Fellow </strong><br />The Perpetual Self or &quot;What Would Saul Alinsky Do?&quot;by Sufjan Stevens</p><p><strong>(31:41) Alison Cuddy, Host, Eight Forty Eight </strong><br />MmmHmmm by Flying Lotus</p><p><strong>(35:55) George Lara, Director of Internships and Mentorships </strong><br />No Viniste by Carla Morrison</p><p><strong>(39:52) Melanie Palmer, Master Control Engineer </strong><br />The Best in Me by Marvin Sapp</p><p><strong>(44:18) Susie An, News Producer </strong><br />Exuses by the Morning Benders</p><p><strong>(48:53) Brian Babylon, Co-Host, Vocalo Morning Amp</strong><br />Stylo by Gorillaz featuring Bobby Womak and Mos Def</p><p><strong>(53:44) Natalie Moore, Reporter </strong><br />Miss Me by Drake</p><p><strong>(58:07) Bill Healy, News Freelancer</strong> <br />Sinister Kid by The Black Keys</p><p><strong>(62:11) Nick van der Kolk, Producer, Vocalo Mixtape</strong> <br />An Apology by Future Islands</p><p><strong>(66:04) Tony Arnold, Reporter </strong><br />Sick of You by Cake</p><p><strong>(69:42) Alison Scholly, COO </strong><br />Tightrope by Janelle Monae</p><p><strong>(74:40) Samuel Vega, Pritzker Fellow </strong><br />Battle Cry by Joell Ortiz</p><p><strong>(80:24) Greg Kot, Co-Host, Sound Opinions </strong><br />Albatross by Besnard Lakes</p><p><strong>(85:04) Liz Bustamante, Master Control Engineer </strong><br />Winterwind by the Bottomless Pit</p><p><strong>(91:56) Richard Steele, Interviewer </strong><br />Wonderful Savior by Mavis Staples</p><p><strong>(94:15) Andrew Gill, Web Producer </strong><br />Bottled in Cork by Ted Leo and The Pharmacists</p><p><strong>(97:57) Nathan Biggs, Membership </strong><br />Bushwick Blues by Delta Spirit</p><p><strong>(101:32) Beth Maggard, Strategic Communications </strong><br />Terrible Love by the National</p><p><strong>(106:05) Tony Abraham, Web Development Intern </strong><br />Shutterbug by Big Boi</p><p><strong>(109:38) Janet Gould, Strategic Communications </strong><br />Positive Dance by SMAP</p><p><strong>(114:11) Alex Keefe, News Producer </strong><br />Tootsie Roll by the 69 Boyz</p><p>Share the song that defined 2010 for you in the comments.</p></p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 18:50:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/69-boyz/wbez-staff-pick-their-favorite-songs-2010 LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy on Sound Opinions http://www.wbez.org/story/music/interviews/lcd-soundsystem-frontman-james-murphy-sound-opinions <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/james murphy.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>As the frontman of <a target="_blank" href="http://www.lcdsoundsystem.com/">LCD Soundsystem</a>, James Murphy has made some of Sound Opionions' Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot&rsquo;s favorite records of the past decade. So we thank him for that. We also thank him for getting everyone to dance again, despite not being your traditional lead singer.</p><p>The regular ol' guy started as an indie rocker, but later fell in love with dance music, which he says has a point: to move. He co-founded the <a target="_blank" href="http://dfarecords.com/main/">DFA label</a>, or Death from Above, with Tim Goldsworthy, and their roster would go on to include The Juan Maclean, The Rapture, and Hot Chip, among others. After releasing some buzzworthy singles and 12 inches, LCD Soundystem put out 3 critically acclaimed albums: the self-titled debut in 2005, <a target="_blank" href="http://www.soundopinions.org/reviews.html#show68review"><span class="ds7">Sound of Silver</span></a> in 2007 and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.soundopinions.org/reviews.html#show230review"><span class="ds7">This Is Happening</span></a> which became a Billboard Top 10 hit this year. Jim and Greg talk to Murphy about getting older in a business that values the young, and how he could&rsquo;ve taken a whole other path: as a writer for <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sonypictures.com/tv/shows/seinfeld/%20">Seinfeld</a>.</p><p>Watch video of the entire interview here:</p> <p><iframe height="337" frameborder="0" width="599" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17563596?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=ab050d"></iframe></p><p>Songs featured include:</p><p>LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;All I Want&rdquo; The London Sessions, DFA, 2010<br /> Bill Lynch, &ldquo;This is the Theme to Garry&rsquo;s Show&rdquo; 1986<br /> Jonathan Wolff, &ldquo;Seinfeld Theme&rdquo; 1989<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Movement&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem , DFA, 2005<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Losing My Edge&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Too Much Love&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Give It Up&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> The Stooges, &ldquo;Loose&rdquo; Fun House, Elektra, 1970<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Beat Connection&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Daft Punk Is Playing At My House&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Tribulations&rdquo; LCD Soundsystem, DFA, 2005<br /> The B-52&rsquo;s, &ldquo;Rock Lobster&rdquo; The B-52&rsquo;s, Warner Bros.. 1979<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;North American Scum&rdquo; Sound Of Silver, DFA, 2007<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;New York, I Love You But You&rsquo;re Bringing Me Down&rdquo; Sound Of Silver, DFA, 2007<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;All My Friends&rdquo; Sound Of Silver, DFA, 2007<br /> LCD Soundsystem, &ldquo;Home&rdquo; This Is Happening, DFA, 2010</p></p> Tue, 07 Dec 2010 16:19:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/music/interviews/lcd-soundsystem-frontman-james-murphy-sound-opinions James Murphy almost wrote for Seinfeld http://www.wbez.org/story/music/interviews/lcd-soundsystems-james-murphy-glad-he-missed-out-writing-seinfeld <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/4803546905_59c80d8a60_b[1].jpg" alt="" /><p><p>This week Sound Opinions welcomes James Murphy, the charasmatic front man of LCD Soundsystem. The self-effacing producer/bandleader spoke with Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot at length about his long-running music career. One of the most interesting stories of his life before LCD involved his chance at becoming a writer for Seinfeld.</p><p>Murphy explains in the video below that while in college a friend introduced him to a producer looking for a New York City-based writer to join the Seinfeld staff. The staff was worried about maintaining its &quot;New York feeling.&quot; Murphy says he gave her some of his writing, but never followed up on her repeated requests for a spec script. All along he thought they wanted him to write for The Gary Shandling Show and it was only recently that he realized his mistake.</p><p>Though Murphy has been haunted by dreams about the life he could have had, he says he's glad he didn't have that level of success at that point in his life. He thinks he's a better person for going through some failures in his twenties. Check it out for yourself here:</p><p><iframe height="337" frameborder="0" width="599" src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/17452786?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0&amp;color=cc0422"></iframe></p></p> Fri, 03 Dec 2010 22:07:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/story/music/interviews/lcd-soundsystems-james-murphy-glad-he-missed-out-writing-seinfeld