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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Hot Chip - One Life Stand: B+

For however much of a contender for best song of the year "Take It In", the final track of Hot Chip's new album, is, the band do a pretty good job of watering down that epiphany throughout the rest of the album. Songs like "One Life Stand" and "I Feel Better" are pretty good placement fillers, but songs like "Slush", "Brothers" and "Alley Cats" are so boring and pointless, it's one of those few times that actually warrants a remix album. If it weren't for "Take It In", One Life Stand would receive a lot less attention from me. However, that it maintains my interest enough to not be extremely relieved by the time that final song begins, it is a complete project that finishes just barely above average.


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