LCD Soundsystem

James Murphy, mastermind behind LCD Soundsystem, elicits hyphens from writers with categoritis. Electro-punk, disco-punk, punk-funk. Better to let lyrics from the tune “Losing My Edge” do the talking: You say you’re buying a synthesizer / And an arpeggiator / And throwing your computer out the window / ‘Cuz you wanna make something real. You could certainly look to this year’s self-titled album as an ideal. If the White Stripes ascended the Himalayas to find a Kung Fu temple and dance club run by Brian Eno, the result might be something this cool.