With the release of their debut album in 2005, New York City’s LCD Soundsystem changed the face of dance music, combining equal parts punk, soul, and disco. Their devoted fan base steadily grew, bolstered by Grammy nominations and recognition as one of the best live bands in the world. In early 2011, touring to support their first Billboard Top 10 debut, LCD Soundsystem announced its largest gig to date—Madison Square Garden—and that the concert would be their last ever.
With fly-on-the-wall access, Dylan Southern and Will Lovelace’s concert film captures the final 48 hours of a band in complete control of its destiny. Packed with high-energy farewell performances, narrated by a frank conversation on success and rock stardom between bandleader James Murphy and writer Chuck Klosterman, Shut Up and Play the Hits proves that if you’re hearing about LCD Soundsystem just now, you’ve already missed the party. –Sundance Film Festival
Meh! James Murphy talking over and over about the end, the final hour, growing up and his feelings and ideas about it; until it all started losing sense or else I got bored. In fact the speeches bored… read review
I was there. In New York. In Madison Square Garden. At the last LCD Soundsystem show ever.
Music that functions on this level can sometimes be more about the event than the sound. Anyone who… read review