Fuck yeah! CYSTSFTS faves Hot Chip are back with a killer new record called Made In The Dark which is (again) filled with spastic indie electro r&b soul pop that ranges from inside jokes I don’t really understand to fantastic and glitchy ear candy. The album is great, but only in fits and starts; it is wide-ranging and exploratory but lacks a real cohesion as well as a true barn burner like “Boy From School.” That shouldn’t matter though since an only above-average record from Hot Chip is better than a stellar record from most other groups.
I really shouldn’t like this record, or even Hot Chip and their am-i-serious-or-is-this-a-joke electro pop, but ever since I saw them at Lollapalooza ’06, I’ve been hooked. A few listens and I’m sure you’ll be a believer too. Made In The Dark is out now on the amazing Astralwerks label.
MP3 | Hot Chip – One Pure Thought Made In The Dark
MP3 | Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor Made In The Dark
MP3 | Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor (Jesse Rose Mix)
MP3 | Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor (Shake A Fist Diplo Mix)
MP3 | Hot Chip – Ready For The Floor (Soulwax Dub)