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If there was even one slight disappointment in last night's LCD Soundsystem/Arcade Fire show at Red Rocks, it was that the young woman in front of me continually held her camera above her head, so it's in almost every shot except for the last few that I was able to take after her battery died.
But the music was amazing. This may have been the best live show I've ever seen or heard. Having caught Modest Mouse at Red Rocks earlier in the summer (a show that does sticks with me) I can say that the sound quality was much better last night, for both bands, and I doubt The Arcade Fire could have chosen a better opening act than LCD Soundsystem, which sounded so much more lively than I thought possible. The weather was perfect, the sound was good, and, well, it's hard to be unimpressive when you've got 12-13 people on a stage, switching instruments, using strange things like hurdy-gurdys, accordia, and toy pianos. Damnation, if they come to a neighborhood near you, do go. If you like music even the slightest little bit, go go go go go go go!
This one will stick with you.
Stereogum, perhaps my new favorite online music site, is presenting an OK Computer Tribute Album, a song-by-song cover (each track by a different artist) of Radiohead's classic, to celebrate its 10th Anniversary—and it's free. If you're a fan, you should download these immediately.