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Hailing from London, Hot Chip entered the picture with the release of their 2000 debut, Mexico. The EP was issued by Victory Garden Records, a label owned and operated by members of London's resident lo-fi psychedelic rock institution Southall Riot. The Mexico EP was a hypnotic wash of subtle -- nearly subliminal -- pulse-like techno beats, acoustic guitars, and plinky pianos, but the ... Read more in Amazon's Hot Chip Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Feb. 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: EMI Music
  • ASIN: B002W6Z7C6
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 31,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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  3. I Feel Better 4:40£0.99  Buy MP3 
  4. One Life Stand 5:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
  5. Brothers 4:20£0.99  Buy MP3 
  6. Slush 6:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
  7. Alley Cats 5:19£0.99  Buy MP3 
  8. We Have Love 4:24£0.99  Buy MP3 
  9. Keep Quiet 3:59£0.99  Buy MP3 
10. Take It In 4:09£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Fourth album by the British alternative dance band.

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Hot Chip's last couple of albums--2006's The Warning and 2008's Made In The Dark--brimmed with the quintet's quirky brand of Prince-like soul, down and dirty hip hop and infectious disco-funk, spawning singles like "Over and Over", "Ready For The Floor" and the wonderful "Boy From School". On One Life Stand, Alexis Taylor and co. have fought against some of their more excitable tendencies and produced an album that's a bit less wild at heart but ultimately more coherent and satisfying. As the exuberant "Thieves In The Night", plangent piano and potent drums of "Hand Me Down Your Love" and pounding title track show, Hot Chip's destination is still very much the dancefloor. There are a couple of slower, more somber tracks-–"Brothers", for example, and "Slush", a brave but successful 6/8 ballad-–but they soon get back to the party with "Alley Cats", the vibrant "We Have Love" and the euphoric finale "Take Me In". In many ways One Life Stand is the perfect electronic pop album. Its mix of colourful songwriting and intelligent lyrics combined with catchy hooks and a continued quest for a rump-shaking good time place Hot Chip at the very top of their game. --Danny McKenna

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By ziggy_fan TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 26 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
It's interesting how Hot Chip have managed to progress into this album with acquiring a fuller more produced sound, but retaining the same eclectic originality of their earlier work. This Album is full of inspiring songs, which combine sometimes moving lyrics with a very inventive sound world with interesting harmonies and altogether a coherent musical journey. I have played this to people who were a little puzzled by Hot Chip's earlier albums which I had played to them over the years, and all commented how fresh this one sounded even though it's more accessible to the more mainstream taste. The best way I can describe it is that it retains the Indie Electronica sound at the same time as widening appeal.

Enthusiastically recommended
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. J. Matthews on 2 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
I've tried to like Hot Chip for a long time. They've made some of the most infectious pop for the last 10 years. The singles are always a revelation but the albums are always left wanting. That was until One Life Stand came out.

This is the album they've been trying to make for the last few years. A wonderfully put together album in 3 parts. The first four tracks tread familiar ground - The catchy, singalong, perfectly crafted but heartfelt dance-pop tunes which have progressed another step since 'Ready for the floor'. Then things slow down for two tracks and we hear a new side to Hot Chip - The love song - but that's a lot better than it sounds. Then the third part of the album is the real surprise: Some of the best disco since 'I feel love' mixed with some darker minor key sounds along the lines of Meat Beat Manifesto mixed with the brooding but minus the self parody of Nine Inch Nails.

This will be a very strong contender for album of the year 2010.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By blodwynswayze on 21 April 2010
Format: Audio CD
But yes I love technology. Always and forever!" Napoleon Dynamite's older brother and his band produce a good album of heart on sleeve "loving" electro. Title track is especially good - goose bump inducing in this reviewer. Last two songs are a bit damp mind.
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful By The Wolf TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 1 Feb. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Hot Chip have one particularly subtle, enduring and
endearing quality. They make electronica with a heart
(and a big warm heart at that!). They achieve this through
good tunes, witty lyrics and the inestimable pathos and
fragility of Alexis Taylor's instantly recognisable voice.

Their fourth studio outing finds them in fine fettle.
'One Life Stand' has a remarkably bright and vivid presence.
The ten songs in this collection deliver the band's best work
so-far. I loved all three of their previous album releases
but there is something distinctive and special about this
one which sets it apart by a mile.

There is an openness and expansiveness in the fresh-faced
production which brings the music to life in an addictive
and affecting way. Take the four-square magic of the title
track as a perfect example of the fusion of a strong melody,
big, danceable beats and the laugh-out-loud charm of the
sweeping, swooping and zooming synthesiser interventions.

Opening track 'Thieves In The Night' contasts the wonderful bump
and grind of the synth and percussion obliggato with Mr Taylor's
preciously vulnerable vocal delivery to stunning effect.
The edgy and slightly dodgy central guitar solo is a hoot!

'Brothers' is an unashamedly new-blokeish examination of the
value of male comradeship. A soppy and risky and rare idea,
brought to life with touchingly unsentimental authenticity.

'Alley Cats' is another enchanting lyrical and musical highlight.
Warm and bubbling and full of summer sunlight. For my money the
loveliest song of the band's time on earth so-far! Truly magical!

Final track 'Take It In', with its shifting patterns
of light and shade and incandescent vocal harmonies
brings the project to a stunning and uplifting close.

Hot Chip tick all the boxes with this little cracker.

Essential.
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By Lendrick VINE VOICE on 16 May 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
One of the great pleasure of music is the way something can leap out of nowhere and hook straight into you brain. Watching Later one might with usual low expectations when Hot Chip appeard and played 'I Feel Better' by half way through I was hooked and by the next day had downloaded the album. Weeks later it's still getting regular plays.

Took my a little while to make the connection with the wonderful My Computers Vulnerabilia, Hot Chip don't have their wild eclecticism but make up for that in stronger memorable hooks.

I'm not normally a huge dance / eloctopop fan but once in a while something just hits the spot, and this album does it for me, uplifting yet melancholy - it going to be one of the soundtracks of my summer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By The Spyridon on 5 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Love the band,
good album,but wa hoping for more of a progression from the last album.
A but tedious at times...unfortunately-but there are some
excellent high lights and worth it just for that.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By D. Elcock on 13 Mar. 2010
Format: Audio CD
Having grown up through the emergence of electronica in the late 70s and 80s, after reading all the press coverage about their style of music, when Hot Chip released their first album I immediately bought it. Impressed, yes, but blown away, far from it. This time round the purchase wasn't as immediate, but I bought the new album anyway for two reasons, firstly, I do a lot of driving and listen to a lot of music along the way, and secondly, quite frankly a lot of the music "out there" at the minute leaves me cold. Have to say I was completely surprised at the difference bewteen the two albums, and One Life Stand remained entrenched in the car CD player for the best part of 3 weeks! The variation in tempo and tone of the tracks made me pay more attention to the lyrics, which quite frankly made me chuckle at times, whimsical at others. I love this album - buy it, you won't regret it.
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