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James Murphy

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There are two musicians named James Murphy.

1) James Murphy (born 1970, raised in Princeton Junction, New Jersey) is a musician, producer, deejay, and co-founder of dance-punk label Dfa Records. His most well-known musical project is LCD Soundsystem, who first gained attention with its first single, “Losing My Edge”, in 2002 before releasing a self-titled album in February 2005 to critical acclaim and top 20 success in the UK.

Murphy’s second LCD Soundsystem album, entitled Sound Of Silver, was released on March 12, 2007. In October 2009 Pitchfork Media named the track “All My Friends” off Sound Of Silver, the second best song of the decade, and a week later, Sound Of Silver was ranked at #17 in The Top 200 Albums of the 2000s list.

On February 23, 2010, the official LCD Soundsystem website announced that the band’s third album had been completed. The first single is Drunk Girls. The title of the album and the cover were revealed on the DFA site on March 30. The album, titled This Is Happening, was released in the UK on May 17, 2010 and in the US on May 18, 2010. The album debuted at number ten on the Billboard 200 in its first week of sales, selling approximately 31,000 copies. It also topped Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Albums chart the same week of its debut, which dethroned Lady Gaga’s The Fame from its five month reign on the chart for one week. The album received “universal acclaim” according to review aggregator Metacritic, earning an 84/100 rating based on 38 professional reviews.

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  • audio_cl

    James, why in the world you never said that your were... like.. well... you know... Brian Fucking Eno? Just take the wig off and tell the world.

    1 Nov 2013 Reply
  • everybodyyurts

    Your solo music sounds like it is written for a 2nd grade break-time dance jam. There, I said it.

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Kseniya101

    that's my Murphy http://www.lastfm.ru/music/James+Murphy/+images/49840637

    22 Sep 2012 Reply
  • deverefrancisco

    DEATHMETAL GOD. JAMES MURPHY!!!

    13 Jul 2012 Reply
  • maryann2version

    lmao @ Matt

    12 Jun 2012 Reply
  • xuemeihengxing

    James Murphys

    13 May 2012 Reply
  • matt1337c

    Jeez, James really let himself go after LCD Soundsystem broke up..

    11 May 2012 Reply
  • AJ902

    I like both James Murphys. Where do I stand in this?!

    29 Apr 2012 Reply
  • creeco

    "what is harder: playin' guitar or making electro music? That second one it's easy," I lol'd irl.

    21 Mar 2012 Reply
  • creeco

    So... what now?

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
  • dalbarran1

    does anyone know what james murphy's setlists consist of? recent setlists.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • IJsthee

    Listen to the full version of DoYaThing over here http://blog.ijsthee.me/post/18186051748/gorillaz-doyathing-feat-james-murphy-andre

    24 Feb 2012 Reply
  • katt-om-natten

    Vote for a new front picture or how ever to call it, please!!!

    9 Dec 2011 Reply
  • Ssomeonee

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    18 Nov 2011 Reply
  • HunterPL

    @Colton56, fuck you! How can you insult some1 who is disliked by you? Listen to the music you like and shut up! And one more thing: What is harder: playin' guitar or making electro music? That second one it's easy, I know many ppl, who aren't proffessionals and they can do it. And what about guitar? You should have some respect to all Guitarmen.

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • HunterPL

    DARKZSOU7 - I hope he gets better too! Any1 knows any bands/songs that are similar to Murphy's solo projects? (Convergence, Feeding The Machine). Damn I so fucking love them. Every song is PERFECT. I love prog metal so these albums are ideal for me. In other prog albums I like one song more, than another. Another song I don't like, another I love, but... EVERY song from his solo projects are AMAZING, PERFECT, AWESOME! I hope he'll be healthy and record more solo projects. But for now - can any1 give me some songs similar to his solo projects?

    16 Nov 2011 Reply
  • DARKZSOU7

    Hope he gets better hes a legend at guitar

    5 Nov 2011 Reply
  • OneThirtyBPM

    Check out our report on James Murphy and Pat Mahoney's appearance at Moogfest! http://onethirtybpm.com/live/festival-review-and-photos-moogfest-october-28-30-2011-%E2%80%93-asheville-nc/

    3 Nov 2011 Reply
  • corpxnothing

    "James Murphy, legendary rock/metal guitarist (helped me with World Under Blood's TACTICAL cd) has just informed me that the brain tumor he was diagnosed with in the late 90's had been improving and shrinking for the last several years... is returning rapidly. if my wife felissa and I could get our facebook friends to each paypal at least $1, he will have an easier time covering the expenses that come with having no insurance and being a musician/producer. i'm asking you to contribute as much as you want, but the person that contributes the most will recieve something very special from my wife and i. im ot trying to make a competition out of this, i just want my buddy well again. please share this post and the paypal address is felissarose123@aol.com 100% of the money will go to his treatment and expenses. thanks so much in advance!!!" - http://www.reddit.com/r/self/comments/l3m7t/deron_miller_cky_is_asking_for_1_donations_to/

    7 Oct 2011 Reply
  • SpectreRO

    In lingua mortua is a masterpiece...

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
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