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Shut Up and Play the Hits DVD review

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Shut Up and Play the Hits

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
105 minutes
performer:
Aziz Ansari, James Murphy
distributor:
Oscilloscope Pictures

We gave it an A-

On April 2, 2011, the dance-punk band LCD Soundsystem played their final concert to a packed house at Madison Square Garden. It was no surprise that the show was epic (they’d been doing this for a while). More confounding was why frontman James Murphy was calling it quits at the peak of the band’s success. That’s the riddle at the center of Shut Up and Play the Hits (2012, 1 hr., 45 mins., Not Rated) — a terrific, intimate, and occasionally precious mix of clips from the live show and a behind-the-scenes look at an artist grappling with his responsibility to his fans and himself. A-

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