The Spinners

♪ Drunk Girls (LCD Soundsystem, 2010) ♪

In American, Dance, Richard Bolisay, Track Reviews on April 10, 2010 at 10:35 am

Okay, I admit: I love James Murphy. Whatever record or single he comes up with I lick with relish. Pretty much what makes him such an exciting musician is his consistency, how he never trips over fame and detaches himself from the music he makes, still basking in the fun of his infectious beats and rhythms. The first single from his upcoming album is no exception to that. “Drunk Girls” is like any song one would expect from LCD Soundsystem after Sound of Silver, which is less about the song being predictable than it being cleverly conceived. From the lyrics (Drunk girls wait an hour to pee) to the arrangement (the drunk girls! hook in the background alluded to The Velvet Underground’s “White Light/White Heat”), it all feels so wasted. The hilarious words and the groggy repertoire work like a partygoer’s dream to reach booze heavens, kicking the toxic track in anticipation for Murphy’s third album to be released. Party anthem it seems, “Drunk Girls” is amusing as far as amusement goes, pleasurable without any sense of condescension, with Murphy’s shrills drilling a hole in every hedonist’s head. Tipsy fans are already shouting, “Let us have the record!” To which Murphy answers, “In May, you idiots!” Oh, how fun.

– Richard Bolisay

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