Mixmag exclaimed ‘American Dream’ rocks, rolls, pops, fizzes and snaps, while the Rolling Stone said in its 4-star review that LCD Soundsystem had ‘returned at top strength’. The Guardian adorned their glowing review with a headline that said ‘virtuosic comeback full of harmonies and humblebrags’.
The critic reviews for the album were overwhelmingly good (save for one). I don’t know what these reviewers were listening to but I thought the album was pretty boring and utterly uninteresting. I wish I hadn’t bought it without previewing it.
(The trouble with digital music downloads that don’t work out is that I can’t symbolically shove them to the bottom of my CD pile in a fit of fury.)