One Life Stand

User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 60 out of 72
  2. Negative: 9 out of 72

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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. HakonH
    Feb 14, 2010
    8
    A much more subtle and evolved Hot Chip then before. But you can still hear them paying tribute to their Nerdy-dance-pop roots on this love-filled and sweet release.
  3. BrandonD.
    Feb 21, 2010
    9
    Possibly my favorite HC record to date. It may not have the club thumpin' hits of their earlier records, but it's their most consistent.
  4. JonathanW
    Feb 10, 2010
    9
    Much more mellow than previous Hot Chip Albums, but still great.
  5. ClifC
    Feb 10, 2010
    8
    Nos as great as "Made In The Dark", there are less standout tracks, but it will still please electronic-lovers brains. Standout tracks: "Thieves In The Night", "I Feel Better" and "We Have Love".
  6. EduardoO
    Feb 10, 2010
    10
    Most consistent Hot Chip album to date. It's quite a grower.
  7. LeahT
    Feb 9, 2010
    10
    Easily their best album, and a definite grower.
  8. CodyT
    Feb 9, 2010
    7
    While this album clearly has no mega-radio friendly, chart topping dance hits like "Over and Over" and "Ready for the Floor", it also clearly shows an evolution for Hot Chip as its their most consistent, full album to date. Many fans of the band will turn away from cheesy ballads like "Brothers" and "Slush", but longtime faithfuls will be pleased with the danceable tracks like "We Have While this album clearly has no mega-radio friendly, chart topping dance hits like "Over and Over" and "Ready for the Floor", it also clearly shows an evolution for Hot Chip as its their most consistent, full album to date. Many fans of the band will turn away from cheesy ballads like "Brothers" and "Slush", but longtime faithfuls will be pleased with the danceable tracks like "We Have Love" and "I Feel Better". Expand
  9. TobyH
    Feb 13, 2010
    7
    For once, I agree with NME's rating! I like this album a lot, some very good tracks, especially I Feel Better and the title track. In short, 7 killer, 3 filler (Hand Me Down Your Love, Brothers, Slush). Better than Made In The Dark, not as good as The Warning.
  10. ChrisP
    Feb 16, 2010
    10
    This band gets more sophisticated with each release. it's not as instantaneous as their earlier work, but it's more rewarding.
  11. OliverC
    Feb 11, 2010
    9
    The best hot chip album in my opinion. I imagine many people will feel disappointed that it isn't so dance friendly and full of club singles as their earlier stuff, but people in that category really ought to go about this album from a different perspective and embrace the honesty and love. Cut copy only has one peer.
  12. VillainousFace
    Feb 12, 2010
    9
    Amazing record. Not a perfect one but close. Definitely one of the best albums of the year.
  13. PeterB
    Feb 13, 2010
    7
    There are still fillers such as slush and Brothers - Hot Chip seem to still lack a little consistency on their albums.
  14. MattA
    Feb 15, 2010
    8
    This CD is full of very strong, catchy, songs! Many of the songs such as, "Thieves in the Night", "Brothers" and "Alleycats" have excellent builds. Songs such as "Hand me down your love", "I Feel Better" and "We have love" are awesome electro-pop that would be fun at any party. A very solid and strong CD, with a few hindering spots. Some songs fail to pick up speed and end up dragging for This CD is full of very strong, catchy, songs! Many of the songs such as, "Thieves in the Night", "Brothers" and "Alleycats" have excellent builds. Songs such as "Hand me down your love", "I Feel Better" and "We have love" are awesome electro-pop that would be fun at any party. A very solid and strong CD, with a few hindering spots. Some songs fail to pick up speed and end up dragging for an extra 2 or 3 minutes. But overall... great effort by Hot Chip. Expand
  15. 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.