All My Friends

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"All My Friends"
Single by LCD Soundsystem
from the album Sound of Silver
B-side "Freak Out/Starry Eyes"
Released 28 May 2007
Format CD, 7", 12", digital download
Genre Dance-punk
Length 4:27 (video edit)
4:11 (short edit)
7:38 (album version)
Label DFA Records
Writer(s) James Murphy, Pat Mahoney, Tyler Pope
Producer(s) The DFA
LCD Soundsystem singles chronology
"North American Scum"
(2007)
"All My Friends"
(2007)
"Someone Great"
(2007)

"All My Friends" is the second single from LCD Soundsystem's second album, Sound of Silver. It was released on May 28, 2007 in the United Kingdom, and reached #41 in the UK singles chart.

B-sides for the single include covers of the song by indie rock band Franz Ferdinand (produced by Erol Alkan) and former Velvet Underground member John Cale.

Reception[edit]

"All My Friends" was named the #1 song of 2007 by Pitchfork Media.[1] In 2009, Pitchfork listed the song at #2 of their Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s.[2]

It was selected by Guardian Unlimited readers as the best single of 2007.[3] Time magazine named "All My Friends" one of The 10 Best Songs of 2007, ranking it at #4.[4] Rolling Stone ranked "All My Friends" as the 41st best song of the 2000s.[5] In October 2011, NME placed it at number 118 on its list "150 Best Tracks of the Past 15 Years".[6]

Track listings[edit]

CD[edit]

  1. "All My Friends" [edit] - 5:59
  2. "All My Friends" (Franz Ferdinand version) - 6:06
  3. "Freak Out/Starry Eyes" - 12:20
  4. "All My Friends" (video)

7" Part One[edit]

A. "All My Friends" (Franz Ferdinand version) - 6:06
B. "All My Friends" [edit] - 5:59

7" Part Two[edit]

A. "All My Friends" (John Cale version) - 7:38
B. "All My Friends" (album version) - 7:38

12"[edit]

  1. "All My Friends" (Harvey mix) - 7:02
  2. "All My Friends" [album version] - 7:38
  3. "Freak Out/Starry Eyes" - 12:20

iTunes EP[edit]

  1. "All My Friends" [album version] - 7:42
  2. "All My Friends" (John Cale version) - 7:38
  3. "No Love Lost" - 3:40
  4. "Freak Out/Starry Eyes" - 12:22

"No Love Lost"[edit]

The 7" (Part One) single was initially announced as including a cover of Joy Division's "No Love Lost", but this was replaced with an edit of "All My Friends" for an unknown reason. At the end of the enhanced section on the CD single, however, there is an advertisement for the other formats of the single and it states one of the B-sides as "No Love Lost". The enhanced section was finalized before the track was switched out.

"No Love Lost" is, however, available as track 3 on the download single. It also later appeared on a split 7-inch record released while the band was on tour with Arcade Fire.

Music video[edit]

The minimalist music video for "All My Friends" features a single shot of James Murphy wearing face paint and singing into the camera. As the video progresses, LCD Soundsystem live keyboardist Nancy Whang and drummer Pat Mahoney are seen playing behind James Murphy and reflected in mirrors. As the video ends the camera pulls out and several fireworks go off. The video was directed by Tom Kuntz.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mark Pytlik (17 December 2007). "Top 100 Tracks of 2007". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Rob Mitchum (21 August 2009). "The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s: 20-1". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  3. ^ "The GU Music Readers' Poll 2007 results". London: The Guardian. 19 August 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  4. ^ Josh Tyrangiel (9 December 2007). "Top 10 Songs - Top 10 Everything of 2007". Time. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  5. ^ "Rolling Stone’s 100 Best Albums, Songs Of The ’00s". Stereogum. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Priya Elan. "150 Best Tracks Of The Past 15 Years". NME. Retrieved 26 November 2011. 

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