Made In the Dark
By Jeremy Grand
The third studio album from British electro-poppers Hot Chip is nothing to shake a fist at. Made in the Dark is a dancy Euro-fest that mechanical music loving Americans have totally been itching for.
A marriage made in h3@v3n between rock and machine, Dark begins with "Out at the Pictures," the first half of it a long moment that bursts onto the screen in a big wave of the titanium hand. Right after that is the single "Shake a Fist," which is one of those addictive, down-beat songs that runs through your brain while you're trying to sleep. "Ready for the Floor," the oddly fun "Bendable Poseable" and the very cute and clever "Wrestlers," causes the same reaction.
Then, of course, there are the low-key tracks, "In the Privacy of Our Love," "Made in the Dark" and "We're Looking for a Lot of Love," which ties it all together beautifully; the smooth and serenading male vocals a comforting haunt.
So do it do it do it do it do it do it do it now. Say it say it say it say it say it say it say it now. Hot Chip, good stuff.
Published June 29, 2008
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