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#38-HOT CHIP-One Life Stand (EMI)

Hot Chip had earned their reputation as a singles band. While some of the most impressive electropop anthems of the noughties have their signature, their albums have always lacked some cohesion and been fairly irregular. ‘One Night Stand’ was a successful attempt to break that spell and arguably their more coherent long play to date. Without losing their ability to write astonishing tunes, always wrapped in the most up to date production (‘I Feel Better’; ‘Take It In’ and the title track count among their best tracks), maybe this time was their new found softer touch –they were never keen on ballads before- what helped getting the balance right.

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#27-HOT CHIP-Take It In (EMI)

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#42-HOT CHIP-I Feel Better/I Feel Bonnie (Feat. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy) (EMI)

Hot Chip – I Feel Bonnie Feat. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy (Club Version) by lucidonline

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The Week That Was (20-03-2010): Videos

Plenty of interesting videos this week, beginning with the smashing 9 minute epic, Tarantino-esque video for Lady Gaga’s ‘Telephone’; a visual extravaganza that recalls the golden days of MTV, when every clip was a world of surprises and Michael Jackson and Madonna reigned supreme. She even managed to convince Beyoncé to appear as her love subject… We haven’t exactly been the biggest fans of the ubiquitous star, but ‘Telephone’ is a new career high that confirms her unrivalled status as the best pop artist in the conservative waters of today’s mainstream music. The video is one of the most clicked ever in the story of youtube. Check the track’s remixes too. The likes of Passion Pit, Crookers and even Alphabeat have worked on it.


Hot Chip – I Feel Better

Hot Chip | MySpace Music Videos

Hot Chip brought a superb new video, ‘I Feel Better’, in which even the supernatural powers have had enough of boy bands and unleash their furious vengeance on one of them in the middle of club perfomance. Good song, too! Other video highlights of the week after the jump.. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hot Chip Take In The Loop.

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British electropop greats Hot Chip are taking in our loop this week. Until now, they had been regarded mostly as a singles band, but their fourth record “One Life Stand” has been universally saluted as their more compact album to date.

The band will have to endure strong competition from The Magnetic Fields, Caribou and Yeasayer in order to maintain the peak position.

New entries include glo-fi duo Toro & Moi; Arcade Fire’s string arranger Owen Pallett and Sigur Rós’ lead singer gone solo Jonsi.

Check The Loop here.

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The Week In Records: Hot Chip, Pantha Du Prince; Basia Bulat; Charlotte Gainsbourg…

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The last week of January came packed with more fine records, establishing the first month of the year as the time of choice by small labels to launch their most important artists’ output. To top-notch albums by the likes of Vampire Weekend; Spoon; Owen Pallett; Beach House… we can add a whole bunch of interesting new releases, beginning by Charlotte Gainsbourg’s second album, after her first failed to impressed despite a all-star cast of collaborators. ‘IRM’ sees the actress and singer teaming up with Beck, who revisits his passion for Charlotte’s dad music . Together they’ve made a record that would make Serge proud and recalls Beck’s own “Sea Change”. The album can be streamed in full here. The return of Stephen Merritt’s Magnetic Fields “Reality”, described by the songwriter as his folk album is also generating waves of enthusiasm. Alongside Swedish acoustic folkies First Aid Kid; avant-garde jazzists The Shining and returning favorites Tindersticks, they are some of spotify’s most interesting additions in recent days.

British electro-pop champions Hot Chip return with “One Life Stand“, acclaimed by the British press as their best album to date. Other notorious returns are Low’s Alan Sparshawk side project , Retribution Gospel Choir, taking a giant step in their second effort, named simply “2”, which matches in quality the mother’s band offerings. Quasi’s back too with with “American Gong”. The peculiar husband & wife from Portland deliver their best album in a decade and will be part of the line-up of ATP festival curated by their mates Pavement.

Last, but not least in the comeback department is the fifth album by Bristol’s finest Massive Attack. The collective return with “Heligoland” in the company of another stellar cast of collaborators : Hope Sandoval ; Damon Albarn ; Tunde Adebimpe ; Martina Topley-Bird and Portishead’s Adrian Utley. First impression is that, even if superior to their former studio venture, it does not quite mean a return to their earlier peaks. The band is previewing a selection of new remixes through facebook.

Among the best singles and advance songs we find Yeah Yeah Yeah’s third song taken for their electro-infused latest album “It’s Blitz”; Joanna Newsom’s “81” – the first official track from her forthcoming triple album “Have One On Me”; Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward teaming up once again in She and Him; the first fruit of their second album together is “In The Sun”. Indie greats coming from the folk –The Tallest Man On Earth-; art-pop –Parenthetical Girls– and avant-garde electronic –High Places– backgrounds have also featured prominently among this week’s best music playlists.

A few interesting reissues: seminal US indie band Black Tambourines got their complete recordings compiled by indie label Slumberland. Also, Galaxy 500 are seeing their back catalogued reissued by Domino. The trio fronted by Dean Wareham was one of the most influential indie formations of the late eighties.

A fine debut by fresh American voice Basia Bulat with “Heart Of My Own”; The full opera project “Tomorrow, in a year” by the Knife ,which can be streamed in its entirety at the siblings’ website; Gil Scott-Heron’s comeback’ “I’m New Here” and the finest electronic album heard in many moons, Pantha Du Prince’s “Black Noise” are also noteworthy releases and help to wrap an incredible week for music.

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REVIEW 2008: TOP 50 ALBUMS (50-26)


And last but not least, the countdown of our favorite albums from 2008 begins. Every selected record with links to as many relevant audiovisual material as we could gather, including many albums in full. The chosen ones after the jump.

Y como colofón, la cuenta atras de nuestros albums favoritos del 2008. Cada album escogido viene acompañado por el mayor numero de enlaces a su material audiovisual relevante que hemos podido encontrar. En muchos casos, incluimos el disco en su totalidad. Los elegidos, tras el salto.
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REVIEW 2008: TOP 100 SINGLES (75-51)


75-THE VERY BEST-Kamphopo
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