James Murphy on Guardian Music Weekly http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/audio/2010/may/12/music-weekly-lcd-soundsystem
I love LCD Soundsystem, and really, LCD Soundsystem are James Murphy. However, I found the interview with Murphy on this week’s Music Weekly podcast rather annoying. Yes, things have changed since he put together his music collection, but that’s the way the world goes. Indeed, I find this whole obsession that DJs and men of a certain age have with vinyl to wear me down. I get the romance of it all, but it’s worth remembering that the sound of vinyl is far from perfect, it’s huge and annoying to store, and it degrades without having to do much to it at all. MP3s might be a different way of consuming music, but are they really worse? They give music fans a means of exploring whole expansive genres of music they may never have listened to in an amazingly short period of time, and services like Spotify just make that process even easier.
That said, everything the contributors are all spot on about LCD themselves. They’re an amazing band, throwing the towel in at the absolute top of their careers, and there are a fair few bands that I wish that had occurred to.