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In Our Heads

Hot Chip

In Our Heads

Fifth album from Grammy-nominated, London-based electropop five-piece

ADM rating[?]

7.5

Label
Domino
UK Release date
11/06/2012
US Release date
12/06/2012
  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    It is the best album start-to-finish from Hot Chip, one that continues to show their deft range - from infectious disco hits to soulful ballads. It’s an impressive return from the quirky five-piece, topping their nearly brilliant fourth album in both scale and ambition
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  2. 9.0 |   All Music

    In Our Heads is some of their finest and most accessible music, which is an extra treat for fans who liked One Life Stand's sentiments but wished that album moved feet as easily as it moved hearts
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  3. 9.0 |   PopMatters

    Proof that Hot Chip are succeeding on their consistently impressive musical journey
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  4. 9.0 |   AU Review

    A thrilling, career high-watermark from electro-pop’s great innovators
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  5. 9.0 |   God Is In The TV

    The album’s foundation is still built upon the union of Alexis Taylor’s sombre vocals and intimate songwriting with Joe Goddard’s sonic mastery
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  6. 8.5 |   Tone Deaf

    With In Our Heads, main members Joe Goddard and Alexis Taylor have cemented themselves as one of the best and most consistent songwriting duos of the last decade
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  7. 8.3 |   Pretty Much Amazing

    The emotion comes full force along with the careful arrangements, which draw freely from R&B, pop, and dance
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  8. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    There’s so much that's juicy here that In Our Heads is likely their finest album
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  9. 8.0 |   State

    With this latest album, however, Hot Chip have made a statement – they’ve put down roots and are here to stay
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  10. 8.0 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    They clearly love pop music; they’re students of the subject and, from obviously Chic-y guitar squiggles to Timbaland’s percussively minimalist production, they know exactly how to pay the right amount of tribute to the people they’ve grown up listening to
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  11. 8.0 |   The Scotsman

    No anthems this time but plenty to appeal to the head, heart and feet
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  12. 8.0 |   Rave Magazine

    Another great Hot Chip album – what else do you really need?
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  13. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    They've carved out a niche alongside New Order and Pet Shop Boys as one of this country's finest experimental electro-pop acts of the past few decades
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  14. 8.0 |   Pitchfork

    A meditation on positivity, a hedonistic joyride that isn't afraid to get deep, and a reminder that any band-- any album, any song-- can be your life, even for just a moment
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  15. 8.0 |   Prefix

    It feels like Hot Chip have become the best thinking man’s party band on Earth
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  16. 8.0 |   Q

    Hot Chip continue to outdo themselves, not to mention most of their peers. Print edition only

  17. 8.0 |   Mojo

    There is no obvious crossover hit destined for perfume adverts, but the pay-off is an album that's a steady pleasure from start to finish. Print edition only

  18. 8.0 |   Uncut

    There's no shortage of sublime moments. Print edition only

  19. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    In Our Heads is a resounding re-enforcement of the unorthodox electrofunk manifesto that has held sway since the beginning
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  20. 8.0 |   BBC

    A record for all occasions, an album that balances sentiment and soul with an ever-evolving talent for constructing infectious pop hooks
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  21. 8.0 |   The Guardian

    Hot Chip are clearly not the only artists in the world to boast wildly eclectic tastes, but what they're exceptionally good at is synthesising those tastes into an impressively sleek and streamlined sound
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  22. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    While other dance acts busy themselves “working that body/throwing their hands up in the air” (delete as appropriate), the Putney band have always created music with a little more depth
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  23. 8.0 |   The Fly

    They’ve left easy indie-disco hits behind and are now proving they’re some of the most capable songwriters around
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  24. 8.0 |   The Independent

    Their various sabbatical projects have rejuvenated their creative juices
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  25. 8.0 |   DIY

    Never short of an idea these oddly eccentric electro-romantics have, for five records now, ploughed a uniquely identifiable furrow straight for the heart. This is another joyous triumph
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  26. 8.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    Their most emotional release yet and also their most philosophical
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  27. 8.0 |   The Observer

    If nothing else here quite touches the heights of Motion Sickness, it's partly because, in keeping with that credo, they refuse to repeat themselves
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  28. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Fun, infectious and entertaining
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  29. 7.9 |   Beats Per Minute

    In Our Heads is, at the end of the day, a signal that Hot Chip’s masterpiece is still forthcoming
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  30. 7.6 |   The AU Review

    Yhey do the funk/pop/dance thing so well, but lose momentum with some of their slower tracks
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  31. 7.2 |   Paste Magazine

    Like any good evening out, the fun level varies, and at times it gets a little too blurry for good measure, but that’s what we came for, right?
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  32. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Few bands can fill a dance floor with melody, soul and electro intensity like Hot Chip
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  33. 7.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Fills the perfect middle dance floor between their disparate influences
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  34. 6.7 |   A.V. Club

    A full culmination of what’s truest to the group’s warm electronic heart
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  35. 6.5 |   Bowlegs

    In Our Heads, while still a fine record, sounds like a family tradition which, while it’s fun to see old faces, is just a date in the calendar. They’ve got new projects running these days, new directions to explore
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  36. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    For now this will be sufficient to maintain the status quo, but for all their slacker charm it will eventually take more than a flurry and a flourish of a drum machine to keep Hot Chip at the forefront of a scene constantly reinventing itself
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  37. 6.0 |   NME

    Tasteful and perfectly executed, but workmanlike
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  38. 6.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    This album will certainly get in your head, but how long it stays there is another matter
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  39. 5.0 |   Clash

    An ’80s-inspired album lacking in pace
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  40. 5.0 |   Slant Magazine

    Hot Chip is built primarily on good beats and a sweet, devil-may-care sass, neither of which the groups seems interested in delivering on In Our Heads
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  41. 4.0 |   Art Rocker

    Comes and goes in an instantly forgettable blur: ‘In Our heads’ is probably where this album should have stayed
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  42. 4.0 |   The Quietus

    The work of a band fresh out of ideas. It is the sort of record on which four-minute songs feel interminable; a record so half-hearted that it sounds like it was constructed with one hand while the band were doing other, more important things, like making toast or checking the football score
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