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  • Summary: The debut full-length solo release for the Hot Chip artist-producer features a guest appearance from SLO (Jess Mills).
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Ordinary Madness
Sanity serves no point of view There is a way to redefining every move I know you want me, you want me but it's just pointless This is no ordinary... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Jun 5, 2017
    90
    On Electric Lines, the fine moments are bountiful.
  2. Mojo
    Apr 17, 2017
    80
    Not as humorous as 2Bears nor as wistful as Hot Chip, here Goddard further explores the potency of the danncefloor combined with intelligent, leftfield pop. [May 2017, p.92]
  3. May 10, 2017
    80
    While there’s nothing on Electric Lines to match the heart-stopping brilliance of Gabriel or even be as sheer fun as much of The 2 Bears record was, it will satisfyingly sate anyone who feels they’ve been waiting too long for a new Hot Chip album.
  4. Uncut
    Apr 17, 2017
    70
    There may be too much on Electric Lines--including Jess Mills, American nwo R&B upstart Daniel Wilson and an uncharacteristically low energy Taylor on the title track. [May 2017, p.30]
  5. 65
    Like a kid in a candy shop, Goddard has indulged in a selection splashed with dazzling colour; but the results are pic’n’mixed.
  6. Apr 28, 2017
    64
    The album (somewhat) finds itself towards its end, where Goddard’s sonic explorations and falsetto, paired with simple drum work, are better suited.
  7. Apr 17, 2017
    50
    There’s no doubt that Electric Lines will be the basis for some excellent live sets. But as an album, most of these songs offer too little innovation, too little variation, and too little life.

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  1. Apr 24, 2017
    10
    In the age of postmodern stupidity Joe give us the true meaning of plastic abstraction making us remember with our senses what was like to beIn the age of postmodern stupidity Joe give us the true meaning of plastic abstraction making us remember with our senses what was like to be in tone with the music of our time... which was the music of forever because music is always the present. (Lucas Molteni) Expand