Everybody knows it ain’t really a party unless there’s tunes, but knowing what album to play at a party has become increasingly difficult. We live in a world of downloadable singles, streaming services and independently curated playlists. “Who listens to albums anymore?” your guests might say, at which point you sternly reply, “I do.” To help ease the tension of this awkward moment (or perhaps to avoid it entirely), the staff here at Goliath have taken some time to wrangle up 10 incredible party albums that you can play the next time you’re entertaining, and we promise we’ve got something here for whatever kind of gathering you’re hosting. Rock, funk, ’80s and even electronica, we’ve got it all, so turn it up and tune in to Goliath’s 10 greatest party albums.
10. The Sound of Silver (LCD Soundsystem)
Released to rave reviews circa 2007, LCD Soundsystem’s The Sound of Silver is most definitely worthy of the acclaim it received. The second studio album released by the band, The Sound of Silver sees James Murphy and his gang of misfits taking their dance/punk act to the next level, with track after track of quality electronica (that isn’t really electronica anyways) that we can’t help but love despite our general adversity to the genre. That’s what makes LCD Soundsystem so great; even if you aren’t a fan of house/club music, it’s easy to see the talent and skill involved in crafting tunes as complex and cascading as the ones featured here. The Sound of Silver, which features successful singles like “All My Friends” and “Someone Great,” is one of those albums that may render some party guests suspicious at first, but we promise by the end of the album they’ll be sold on what they’re listening to. A great album to start any party off on the right foot.