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2010 is only half over, but LCD Soundsystem’s new (and supposedly final) album This Is Happening is already being hailed as one of the year’s best. It got a 9.2 from Pitchfork – about as close to a perfect score as they give these days – and hit number one on Amazon.com’s midyear best-of list. Not bad for a frumpy 40-year old hipster writing songs about detachment.
With such love already pouring in, it’s no surprise the covers have begun arriving as well. First to catch our eye was See Green, who tackled the album’s second single, “I Can Change.” The ‘80s-throwback synths vanish in the wake of thudding drums, crunchy guitar riffs, and Courtenay Green’s grrrl-power vocals. The break where some guy starts shouting out random LCD song titles adds an endearingly quirky touch.