One Life Stand
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One Life Stand

February 9, 2010

  Song Title
Thieves In The Night
Hand Me Down Your Love
I Feel Better
One Life Stand
Alley Cats
We Have Love
Keep Quiet
Take It In

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  • Original Release Date: February 1, 2010
  • Release Date: February 1, 2010
  • Label: Parlophone UK
  • Copyright: 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd. This label copy information is the subject of copyright protection. All rights reserved. (C) 2010 Parlophone Records Ltd
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  • Total Length: 49:20
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  • ASIN: B0036L031G
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,295 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Chip - One Life Stand February 9, 2010
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I started listening to Hot Chip shortly after The Warning came out, in 2006, and I fell in love with the band's knack for writing catchy, melodic, and danceable tunes. The album had a brilliant balance of hard and fast dance tracks and slower, smoother ballads and pop songs. When Made in the Dark came out in early 2008, I was disappointed with the direction the band had taken, eschewing their melodic inklings for a more dance-oriented album, filling in the gaps with some meager attempts at '70s R&B and soul. Alas, the dance tunes lacked the punch of brilliant songs like "Over and Over," and I sort of put Hot Chip on the proverbial shelf, somewhat forgetting about them, until of course I read about the impending release of One Life Stand.

Like clockwork, Hot Chip are set to release another album in their two year cycle, and One Life Stand can certainly serve as fitting company to the excellent The Warning. It seems that this time around, Hot Chip have again learned how to love melody, and have worked it in throughout the record, creating captivating hooks and little ear worms that you'll have stuck in your head for weeks, if not months. The chillout bridge and triumphant harmonized chorus of the title track soars well above and beyond Made in the Dark, and it's at this point that it becomes obvious that Hot Chip have done it again. The songs are more tightly composed and the styles more varied on this effort, and I for one am very pleased with the restraint shown by the band on this go. I am once again in the thrall of Hot Chip, and looking forward to their next album in February of 2012. Other album highlight include the brilliant closer, "Take It In" and the beautiful fraternal-love-touting "Brothers." Another great record for 2010. Damn, this is a good year.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotic and Captivating May 3, 2012
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I had the great fortune of recently discovering this band about four months ago. I heard One Life Stand here in the US and pulled it into Shazam to identify it on my iPhone. I had no idea of the amazing group that I had discovered. I have become bored with much of the music which has come out in the past few years, with only a few bands capturing my interest. I was astonished at the brilliance that this band displays. The music on this album is truly amazing and this group shows more creativity in both its music, and accompanying videos, than I have found in a long time. Every song on this album is not only good, but great!

There is no filler on this album and every song is well thought out and performed with emotion. Hot Chip possess the best of many types of music, incorporating deep electronic soundscapes with catchy rythims and even a little jazz/r&b/Motown in the mix, all with hypnotic lyrics. I have not run into a band like this in a long time.

I am a fan of 80s and 90s music as well and they remind me of a cross between alternative artists such as Devo, New Order, Joy Division, Moby, with R&B music. However, don't take this as limiting the bands scope at all, that's just my perception. There is so much more to their music and they get the mix just right. I have never quite heard anything like it. Its as if they can cross over into anything while retaining their roots.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You'll only need one night! November 15, 2013
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This was just what I was looking for it couldn't be any better! This sell was on time and great to work with!
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5.0 out of 5 stars the chips starts here April 15, 2013
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here a chip, there a chip, everywhere a chip, chip. todas bueno!! GRANDIOSO REVIUE!! Mas o menos solomente, todas fantastico groupa!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars beholden eye March 12, 2013
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I loved Hot Chip since the day I saw the Playboy video (still one of my favorite songs ever by any band), however, I have to pen One Life Stand as largely a transition album, to get them from the playful humor of their early lyrical content to the more serious themes they touch-on now. Although I tend to remove a few songs from each of their albums, I would not miss any of the songs on this album if they left them out of a live concert. That is not to say there isn't a gem or two, but I was not ready for them to remove the humorous lyrics completely, although the album after this is 100% essential to me without hardly a single tongue-in-cheek joke.

Side note: It's sort of like watching Beck mature, because Sea Change is clearly musically more advanced and mature than Odelay, but it's a downer of an album and largely Beck's least distinct work. One Life Stand is not a total downer, but it seems less like a deliberate choice towards maturity, and more like the result of running out of jokes.

Regardless, this album does have some distinction in their catalog, and for that reason alone, I have no doubts that it is someone's favorite Hot Chip album. However, it is my least favorite, because the sentimental ideas seem corny to me here, and not in the way that I first fell in love with from them. Make of it what you will.
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5.0 out of 5 stars One Life Stand August 6, 2011
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Key tracks would definitely be "I Feel Better", "One Life Stand", "We Have Love", and "Keep Quiet. I love the emotional honesty and haunting vibe from the drone of the beats and instrumentation. The strings in "Keep Quiet" leave a reminiscent tone of the strings in the first Mario Game for Nintendo 64. "Take It In" leaves a dark feeling to come as the outro for the album, with a tone that makes me think of the angst one is filled with when listening to Nine Inch Nails albums, but with a much more soothing voice and less prominence on a distorted or hyped vocal. Smooth listening.

I've listened to "One Life Stand" while driving on the highway downtown with a friend. It was my first time hearing it, though I had already heard "I Feel Better" and honestly say the whole work is crafted well...every time I hear another one of their songs I just want to listen to more.

The song about alley cats is cool too.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Chiiiill
This is my favorite working band right now. The rhythms are amazing. This album fits right in with the rest of their repertoire. It's a bit mellower than the last two. Read more
Published on May 16, 2010 by Dan Bradley
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Chip -- One Life Stand
Hot Chip is unquestionably one of the most distinctive technosonic music groups to emerge in the last decade. Read more
Published on April 19, 2010 by Jonathon M. Wood
3.0 out of 5 stars okay... not as good as "The Warning"
from myBlog (go check it out!)

...I discovered this Electronic group last Fall, and once I listened to some of their music I became a fan. Read more
Published on April 2, 2010 by H. Alexander
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad. Not their best.
Their previous works were so good, so funny, so catchy, so cheeky, I think they probably found it hard to top that. This one is not as poppy, not as catchy, not as bright. Read more
Published on March 20, 2010 by Hammer-Y
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Chip Baby
The recently released fourth studio album by Hot Chip entitled One Life Stand, is a calm, innovative effort carefully crafted by the popular British electropop band. Read more
Published on March 15, 2010 by JFoster6
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Chip Enter Their 'Growing Up' Phase
The British electro-pop band Hot Chip have shown that they have done some growing up on their most recent album, One Life Stand. Read more
Published on March 14, 2010 by etw3p
5.0 out of 5 stars Tied as their best album!!
Like most here I first got into Hot Chip after listening to "The Boy From School" on Pitchfork and instantly became obsessed with it. Read more
Published on February 19, 2010 by Vinny Mac
4.0 out of 5 stars Still one Hot Chip!
"One Life Stand" is UK dance quintet Hot Chip's 4th album and it is filled with swirling synths, catchy melodies, and angelic falsettos. Read more
Published on February 9, 2010 by Nse Ette
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