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Review of Hot Chip’s One Life Stand

Hot Chip album cover

Every artist faces a point where they must decide where to take themselves artistically if they want to continue to grow in popularity. Frequently this means deciding between trucking forward with your integrity intact or “selling out” and conforming to the conventions that are popular at the time, and some bands handle this moment poorly and choose the option that goes against the spirit of their music’s original intent. But electro-pop fivesome Hot Chip have risen to the occasion for their fourth release One Life Stand, and approached the matter with a trajectory of growth that has culminated into a strong middle ground between artistic integrity and mass acceptance. It’s an offering that is sure to please new fans and regulars alike while only occasionally offending their purists.

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