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  • Summary: The sixth full-length studio release for the British electronic band was produced with Mark Ralph. On every CD and LP release, the artwork will feature a color variation of a design due to a bespoke printing technique.
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  • Record Label: Domino
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic, Alternative Dance
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Huarache Lights
When I see the beams of Those huarache lights I know every single thing Will be just right I know every single We play tonight Will make the... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Magnet
    Jun 8, 2015
    85
    More than enough to make this probably the finest dance-party record this summer will have to offer. [No. 121, p.55]
  2. May 19, 2015
    83
    Six albums in, Hot Chip doesn’t really have much to offer in the way of surprises, but with such strong songwriting and a languidly sexy mood tying it all together, it doesn’t need to.
  3. Uncut
    Apr 29, 2015
    80
    Open-hearted vulnerability is what sets them apart--the desire to be cool dissipates with age, leaving them to restore funk, the album's major underpinning, to its maximalist glory following years of sublimation from bedroom musicians. [Jun 2015, p.76]
  4. May 14, 2015
    80
    Focused, domestic, deep in thought. It's as anti-complacent as pop music gets.
  5. Mojo
    May 20, 2015
    80
    The logical progression for a band who know exactly what they are doing. [Jun 2015, p.87]
  6. 75
    This is the first Hot Chip album that channels the appeal of their live show. There’s no need to go out. They’ll bring the club to you.
  7. 58
    The album doesn’t take nearly enough risks.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. May 22, 2015
    8
    when i was a boy, i realised that my life will always be better with hot chip releasing music, so it became my life mission to do ice andwhen i was a boy, i realised that my life will always be better with hot chip releasing music, so it became my life mission to do ice and believe in aliens Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2015
    8
    This is certainly not their best, but still a great album. They have some of their best tracks to date (Huarache Lights for example) but theThis is certainly not their best, but still a great album. They have some of their best tracks to date (Huarache Lights for example) but the weaker songs are just too weak and boring to carry the album to the end. It lacks a bit of dynamics and doesn't take enough risks which makes the whole album sound less interesting and enjoyable. Still, the heavenly clever & catchy electronic tunes are just enough to make it nothing less (or more) than a good album. Expand
  3. May 20, 2015
    4
    This is clearly not the same band that created Made In The Dark. I'm all for a group evolving and shifting sounds, but when it sounds asThis is clearly not the same band that created Made In The Dark. I'm all for a group evolving and shifting sounds, but when it sounds as melodically abysmal as this, then you really need to take a step back and look in the mirror. I mean, maybe the chord progressions on these tracks just don't fit with my DNA, but there's barely one song on this record that I would consider noteworthy. And when you compare that to Made In The Dark, a record that is a near-masterpiece, I have to wonder what in the world happened to these guys since then? Expand