LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream reaches number one on the Billboard album chart

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LCD Soundsystem‘s fourth album and first in seven years (following 2010’s This Is Happening), American Dream, is also their first to reach number one on the Billboard album chart. In its first week of release, the album sold 85,000 album unit equivalents, which included 81,000 in traditional album sales (physical copies and downloads). LCD Soundsystem released the album with a special album purchase/ticket bundle which ended up helping to boost the band’s sales. This represents the fulfillment of something the band’s James Murphy has been trying to make happen since 2007, when their second album Sound of Silver was released following a campaign that Murphy started with fans to try to help get the album to reach number one. It turns out that it only took 10 years to make it happen.

Read our review of LCD Soundsystem’s American Dream.

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