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Hot Chip have always been the sort of band happy to flaunt their intelligence, but the smartest trick they pull on Made in the Dark is to show a little wisdom, too. 2006s The Warning was a fine record, albeit one sometimes difficult to take seriously thanks to its taste for pop pastiche--heres the Prince track, theres a 2-step garage track--or the occasional ironic wisecrack. On their third album, though, its satisfying to report Hot Chip sound like no one but themselves. That is, shuffling, synthesiser-smeared electro-pop with a gooey emotional core and, in the shape of Alexis Taylor, one of the greatest white-boy soul voices since that of his hero, Green Gartside of Scritti Politti. "Ready for the Floor" sounds halfway between Detroit techno and the soundtrack to a Nintendo RPG, Taylors clear, honest vocal reaching out hopefully: "Im hoping by chance/You might take this dance", while the albums title track is a slow piano ballad that finds him laid blue over the ruins of a love affair. There is mischief, too of course: take "Wrestlers", a dinky R&B track where the group show off their knowledge of wrestling slang. Even when theyre ready to rumble, though, Hot Chip show off the sort of emotion and elation weve rarely seen since the glory days of New Order, and thats high praise indeed.
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Out At The Pictures
Shake A Fist
Ready For The Floor
Bendable Poseable
Were Looking For A Lot Of Love
Touch Too Much
Made In The Dark
One Pure Thought
Hold On
Wrestlers
Dont Dance
Whistle For Will
In The Privacy Of Our Love
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Some great tracks in there, great price for a super group.
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Love love love Hot Chip. Best musical act to come out of South London since Omar!

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