2021 VINYL REPRESS OF THE 2004 DEBUT LP FROM LONDON 5-PIECE HOT CHIP.
There's a quite lovable oddball quality to this album, hints of Prince, the Beastie Boys, Beck.... a souled-up folk vision of chilled out pop music with a twist.
A loungey, electropop sheen covers much of the music, but more than anything, Hot Chip displays an omnivorous approach to the entirety of alt, '60s pop and electronic music history.
Their songs are infectious, silly and often weirdly beautiful. With singer-songwriters Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard at the core, Hot Chip's mixture of textured, smart, lo-fi groove with actual humour is incredibly rare.