Hot Chip – Made In The Dark

February 8, 2008

Made In The Dark is the third album from UK based band Hot Chip. For the most part, it’s entertaining, often quite funny music mostly done in a electropop/dance vein, with echoes of bands like Sparks, Devo and Bis with some Postal Service and Beastie Boys and a little disco thrown in for good measure. (Some listeners might liken them to Flight of the Conchords as well.) Despite the familiarity of their influences, Hot Chip manages to change up the music enough to keep it feeling fresh, rather than simply rehashing and repackaging old material, and they have carved out a nifty niche for themselves here. Standout cuts: “Shake A Fist,” “Ready For The Floor,” “Hold On” and “Don’t Dance.”


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