Published Dec 28, 2007Sound of Silver was the album of the year for many bloggers and publications and one of the biggest reasons for that was this outstanding nugget. Built from the contemplative genius of James Murphy, the songs epic build and hold demonstrates the DFA mans ability to not only build a pensive journey for the listener (in his case, it appears its one to leave the scenes hes helped establish) but also define himself as an artist heaving with inspiration of his own. The looped Springsteen-flecked piano riff is one of the years most memorable hooks, holding its own by uplifting spirits for the songs entire 7:37 life. Perhaps the finest example of Murphys ability to transcend the rock/dance conundrum often placed on his band, "All My Friends is that song that should go down as his crowning achievement and will be the one come years from now where Ill be saying, "That really was number one, I made a mistake. The fact that both Franz Ferdinand and John Cale made the song their own is further proof of my inevitable blunder.