Single review: LCD Soundsystem – ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’

A Christmas miracle from Murphy’s band of bittersweet gloom.

Originally published in The Edge

A flash snowstorm of an LCD Soundsystem return appeared in our Christmas stockings, almost five years after the parting of ways. As James Murphy and the band rip through the festive charade with their typical incisive honesty and schadenfreude-inducing depression poetry eight years in the making, the adage of absence making the heart grow fonder proves itself. Trimmed from 75 lines to “keep the suicide rate in check,” ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’ serves as a fitting extension to their previous trembling finale. Continue reading “Single review: LCD Soundsystem – ‘Christmas Will Break Your Heart’”