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In Our Heads

Hot ChipAudio CD
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (June 12, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2012
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Domino
  • ASIN: B007V1VS1G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,337 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Motion Sickness
2. How Do You Do
3. Don't Deny Your Heart
4. Look At Where We Are
5. These Chains
6. Night and Day
7. Flutes
8. Now There Is Nothing
9. Ends Of The Earth
10. Let Me Be Him
11. Always Been Your Love

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In Our Heads is the 5th album from English quintet Hot Chip. It's eleven stellar tracks of hyper-infectious pop, fizzing percussion and addictive bass line; there is even a gorgeous ballad or two.

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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% Satisfying, Infectious, and Catchy June 12, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Hot Chip's fifth album IN OUR HEADS is just as infectious as the others that came before it. London's electronic indie-dance group is back again for 11 tracks of floor-filling pop tracks. Listeners will find it hard to not bob their head to many of the songs here. The band has made a career of its grab-bag of musical influences, and this latest album provides no exception to the genre-bending pop songs the band creates.

The opening "Motion Sickness" sets the trend for majority of the album: rhythmic and hypnotic percussion, looped samples, hints of synth keyboards. This brand of infectious dance-pop draws its influence from 1970's R&B, and it is mostly fun, upbeat, sometimes goofy, and energizing. Elements of dance, indie-rock, glam, and R&B fuse together for a unique sound that is distinctively Hot Chip. The lyrics generally focus on human connection, a theme that has been present since the earliest of the band's efforts, and while earlier entries in the bands' catalog may come across as ironic or detached, IN OUR HEADS feels pretty earnest and sincere.

Later moments in the album give way to more psychedelic tendencies. "Flutes," "Now There is Nothing," and the 7-plus minute "Let Me Be Him," and album closer "Always Been Your Love" find the band loosening up to great effect. The hint of spacey ambiance in the last third of the album depicts the band experimenting with its range; the result is some of the more beautiful songs Hot Chip has created.

IN OUR HEADS has been one of 2012's most fun and satisfying releases. Fans of LCD Soundsystem, M83, or Justice will really enjoy IN OUR HEADS. Highlights to sample: "How Do You Do," "Motion Sickness," "Now There is Nothing," and "Flutes." These songs will give you an idea of what to expect from the album. As of now, NPR is streaming the album in its entirety -- if listeners are unsure whether or not they would enjoy this record, be sure to give it a listen before buying.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Dang June 14, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Big surprise this, I was left cold by 'Made in the Dark' which I found too maudlin and serious in places, too jokey and throwaway in others. Honestly I never imagined myself purchasing another release by the band but 'In Our Heads' is near perfect, unexpectedly bettering the excellent 2006 album 'The Warning'.

There are some standout tracks including 'Ends of the Earth' and 'Night and Day' that'll have The Knife sweating a little, the 7 minutes of pulsing, swirling genius that goes by the name of 'Flutes', the none more eighties 'How Do You Do?' and 'Don't Deny Your Heart' that boast the sort of retro feel The Juan Maclean keeps striving for, and 'Let Me Be Him' that takes the epic quality and backing vocal chants from the recent M83 release and marries them to a better song than that band managed to write on a double disc album.

You can tell a classic by how even the lesser lights get elevated by the quality that surrounds them - 'Look at Where We Are' and 'These Chains' have a Burial feel to the vocals and have a refreshing quality thanks to being expertly sequenced in the middle of the track list. 'Now There is Nothing' is perhaps the weakest effort included here but it's sweetly psychedelic vibe, faintly reminiscent of 'Yoshimi' period Flaming Lips, is cleverly positioned between the two barn stormers 'Flutes' and 'Earth'.

A real surprise, I never imagined myself awarding a Hot Chip release with 5 stars and hailing it as the best album I've encountered so far this year but here I am doing just that - a really fun listen, essential.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! Best yet! June 13, 2012
Format:Audio CD
Hot Chip albums are often balancing between dancing-happy-time and yearning-lovesick-time. On The Warning, it was weighted more towards the happy (Over and Over), but tracks like Colours, And I Was A Boy From School, or No Fit State showed they could mesh yearning with dance tracks. Made In The Dark exemplified the dichotomy in Hot Chip, sacrificing the flow of the album for purely romantic songs (Made In The Dark) or purely dance songs (Shake A Fist). One Life Stand merged these two sides, landing danceable love songs (similar to The Warning tracks from earlier) throughout the album.

Then In Our Heads came around, and is undoubtedly my favorite album. What Hot Chip have done here is take all the progress they made up to One Life Stand and tightened it up, with a little more smiles, a little more dance, and a little more sincerity. The album starts with a bang with quick hits in Motion Sickness, How Do You Do?, and a sweetie in Don't Deny Your Heart. Look At Where We Are follows and is one of the best "pretty" songs I've heard by these guys. After that, the album really hits its zone. These Chains is a dancer with a sentimental bend. Night and Day is probably the most fun track on the album. Then, there's Flutes - absolutely stellar dance track, has replaced Take It In as my favorite of theirs. Now There Is Nothing reminds of Slush. Ends Of The Earth picks the pace back up with another dance track. Let Me Be Him is another favorite, probably the best closer I've heard by the band (though it doesn't close), the vocals and drive remind me of U2. Always Be Your Love closes the album beautifully. Overall, the best album I've heard by them - One Life Stand is a close second, The Warning a close third, and Made In The Dark a relatively distant fourth.

Stand Out Tracks: Flutes, Night and Day, Let Me Be Him
Not Great Tracks: Now There Is Nothing
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best albums in years.
I only buy albums on vinyl that I see as amongst the best in existence. This is one of them. Buy it.
Published 9 months ago by Lorne Craig Hart
3.0 out of 5 stars ITs okay
A few good songs. Heard it at my friends house on vinyl bought the CD. Nothing wrong with it, but only two songs rattle in my brain. Just buy song one and four. Or listen to them.
Published 15 months ago by Frank e. Little Jr.
5.0 out of 5 stars Gotta Love Hot Chip
Love the album and I love the soft cover case that the album was sent in. HOT CHIP IS DOPE!
Published 17 months ago by Christopher G. Webb
4.0 out of 5 stars Great pop
Loved this.
If you like Pet Shop Boys this is just as good as their best.
Probably wont stand the test of time but who cares.
Published 18 months ago by Slalomguy
4.0 out of 5 stars i like british things so i'm cool
catchy and fun. if i were a dj i would carve out the good parts and put it to a cooler beat. but i'm not, so I'll enjoy as-is. ps, amazon should rule the world.
Published 19 months ago by Nicholas M. Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound
I have listened to some of their earlier music and it was some what lacking in appeal, but this effort shows a lot of improvement. Read more
Published 19 months ago by MJ Colorado
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth it for the first three songs alone...
My exposure to Hot Chip was a song on one of the Kitsuné Maison compilation albums. So this purchase was something of a whim, thanks to it being on sale for $5 plus a one... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Tom Servo
3.0 out of 5 stars good album
got old for me pretty fast. but there is so really catchy songs on the album. if you like the band you'll like this album
Published 20 months ago by justin
5.0 out of 5 stars In My Head
This has to be Hot Chip's best album yet! Every tune on the record has caught my attention... Note-worthy favorites being the opening track "Motion Sickness," which is an... Read more
Published 21 months ago by joshweidy
5.0 out of 5 stars In Our Heads
This will challenge me to think and reason things out. I like to keep my mind active. This should be fun.
Published 22 months ago by Thomas L. Steffen
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