One Life Stand - Hot Chip
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 67
  2. Negative: 9 out of 67

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  1. Jan 16, 2012
    8
    Excellent record. These guys don't get half the recognition they deserve. The more you listen the more you get back from this album. Highly recommended.
  2. Aug 23, 2010
    9
    This is the most surprising, cohesive, and dare I say best of all the Hot Chip records. If you are expecting previous Hot Chip wackiness you will be in for a surprise. Have an open mind and this record will reward you.
Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. This is an imbalanced record, and one that leaves you frustrated rather than elated. But despite the blips, they have dished up at least two cerebral bangers here.
  2. They’re not badly written songs, but as the band contentedly set sail towards genteel Robert Wyatt-esque pop-soul balladry, fans might be left back on the shore wondering what happened to the idiosyncratic Hot Chip they fell in love with.
  3. One Life Stand feels English in the best possible sense: it's cosmopolitan, unassuming and ever-so-slightly eccentric.