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. CarlS
    Feb 10, 2010
    6
    There's a good review of this album here: http://thedailyauration.blogspot.com/ The blog reviews a new album every day, and Hot Chip is today's.
  2. BrentG.
    Feb 10, 2010
    4
    Very inconsistent record. With that said, several gems, but too many stinkers in here.
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.