the long goodbye (lcd soundsystem live at madison square garden)
Label: Parlophone UK
Compared to the machine-tooled precision of their records, LCD Soundsystem's swan song is surprisingly ragged, in all the right ways. Tight, too, with muscles betraying the rock band they were at their core. Three hours long, this recording of the band's final concert treats hits and deep cuts with equal respect: You may come for "Someone Great" and "Daft Punk Is Playing at My House," but you'll stay for unexpected disco rave-ups like "Freak Out/Starry Eyes" and punky shredders like "Movement." And how perfect is it that they closed with "New York, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down"?