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  • Summary: This is the third album for the English electro-indie rock band.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Dark is one of the first great records of 2008. [Mar 2008, p.146]
  2. 86
    Dark isn't a huge departure from the previous record, and it doesn't mark some major step in Hot Chip's evolution either. But there's something to be said for holding your liquor, keeping momentum, and showing the world that this whole ride is as wicked-fun as you thought it would be. [Winter 2008, p.92]
  3. In almost every respect, Made In The Dark is an immaculately poised record, the poptronica super geeks at last striking the perfect balance between head and heart.
  4. For the most part, Made In The Dark pulses with an unusual intelligence and creative bravery. [Mar 2008, p.101]
  5. They're very much of their time--friendly indie kids from the Go! Team to Hot Hot Heat are cheerily dabbling in dance music nowadays--and much better than most of those peers.
  6. Made In The Dark must rank as something of a missed opportunity, but as a bigger, bolder (if overlong) follow-up to a deservedly popular second album, they’ve succeeded admirably.
  7. There is nothing here but a band very awkwardly trying to have a good time, and that’s the kind of party you always leave early.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18