Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hot Chip - Made in the Dark (***)

After two fantastic records of near-ridiculous genre experiments, Hot Chip tone things down on Made in the Dark, resulting in a pleasant, non-confrontational electro-pop record. It doesn't feature the conception-busting wackiness of their previous work, but it is the prettiest and most soulful work they've done to date. And it features one of the year's great singles so far, "Ready for the Floor".

Highlights: "Ready for the Floor", "Touch Too Much

RIYL: LCD Soundsystem, The Fiery Furnaces, Junior Boys

Video - "Ready for the Floor"

"Made in the Dark"

"Out at the Pictures"

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