Album Review: Hot Chip
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2012

  • Posted by: Andrew Gruttadaro

Like good sports teams (read: the Miami Heat), oftentimes good bands have trouble figuring out who they are and confidently adopting that identity. With In Our Heads, Hot Chips fifth full-length album, it seems as though they have finally done just that. And you can hear it within the first minute and a half of the album. "Motion Sickness" begins with shuttering percussion and a synthesizer and builds extensively from there, adding a high frequency noise, horns, drums, background vocals, and even more synthesizer. By the time Alexis Taylor begins to sing, the song has already sank its teeth into its listeners. And Hot Chip refuses to let go until the noise stops.

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