The Warning - Hot Chip
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  • Summary: The genre-mashing Londoners return with a quick follow-up to last year's debut 'Coming On Strong.'
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Hot Chip strip down their influences, reworking scores of sound into new, distinctly original machinations. [Aug 2006, p.222]
  2. As far as improvements go, The Warning isn't so much a triumph as it is a reach in the right direction.
  3. Imagine the Postal Service, but far more danceable and quirkily experimental.
  4. With The Warning, the band again forces listeners to drop the safety of labeling and comparisons with other bands.
  5. 'The Warning' will claim your souls and break your hearts.
  6. In the end, Hot Chip leave us frustrated, which makes sense since this is an album about frustration.
  7. There are moments... as good and chart-friendly as anything by Royksopp or Mylo.... But most of the time they prefer to trade in dreary whimsy. [Jun 2006, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Will
    Sep 25, 2007
    10
    Cooler than LCD Soundsystem will ever be. The track 'Over and Over' must be one of the tracks of the decade! This is inventive Cooler than LCD Soundsystem will ever be. The track 'Over and Over' must be one of the tracks of the decade! This is inventive music at its best, one of the most refreshing listens in recent memory. Expand
  2. DEE
    Apr 24, 2007
    10
    Electronica hasn't been this good or fun since the 80's, when New Order was at the top of their game. Hot Chip is one of best bands Electronica hasn't been this good or fun since the 80's, when New Order was at the top of their game. Hot Chip is one of best bands in the world. Expand
  3. Joris
    Jun 18, 2006
    10
    "Careful" and "Over and Over" are astonishing !!!! DEfinitely Check Careful out. Other highlights are "The Warning" and "No Fit State", great "Careful" and "Over and Over" are astonishing !!!! DEfinitely Check Careful out. Other highlights are "The Warning" and "No Fit State", great album -refreshingly good after -I agree with that particular reviewer here- all the static Daft Punk's and boring LCd Soundsystem's Robot techno of these days! If I would start with nzmedroppng here I would say: The Postal Service meets The Beach Boys.... Will suerly be in my top 5 of 2006 Expand
  4. Logan
    May 15, 2007
    10
    So much fun to listen to,
  5. NickP
    Jun 14, 2006
    9
    Overall I am impressed. The steady base beats and mellow sound are reminiscent of Of Montreal and the stylized vocals resemble Spoon. To Overall I am impressed. The steady base beats and mellow sound are reminiscent of Of Montreal and the stylized vocals resemble Spoon. To describe it, I'd say Arcade Fire remixed by Of Montreal with just a hint of Spoon. A lot better than their last album. Can't wait to hear more. Expand
  6. LawrenceP
    Nov 20, 2006
    9
    One of the most fun and exciting dance LP's of the year. Only "Arrest Yourself" misfires. Everything else is a highlight.
  7. DecepticonPom
    Jul 13, 2007
    4
    If you thought The Postal Service were too intimidating, THIS is the album for you!

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