- In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 27 reviews
2012 Rank: #307 / 860
USER SCORE
79
Based on
94 ratings

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
PopMatters

In Our Heads is proof that Hot Chip are succeeding on their consistently impressive musical journey, and as far as I can see there’s still much to be learned from these songwriters.

90
musicOMH

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. 

80
Pitchfork

It's 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. 

80
Drowned in Sound

In Our Heads, arguably their most consistent record to date, is certainly their most fun.

79
Beats Per Minute

On In Our Heads, they demand absolute attention and don’t overstay their welcome, thanks in part to the polished production.

72
Paste

Like any good evening out, the fun level varies, and at times it gets a little too blurry for good measure

70
Consequence of Sound

In Our Heads‘ last third lets down what would otherwise be Hot Chip’s best effort to date.

67
A.V. Club

Brimming with dense beats polished to a sheen that dulls the group’s sharpest edges, it’s Hot Chip’s pop-friendliest effort so far.

50
FACT Magazine

Wittily crafted tunes replaced with something guileless, as if Britain’s smartest pop group forget how to think.

User Reviews
Feb 12, 2016
Space Vacation
82
I've always wanted to listen to a Hot Chip album in it's entirety but have never muscled through one before now.
Super danceable and groovy; probably the essential Electropop group right now.
A few tracks i.e. "How Do You Do?" have a cool Nu-Disco sound on top of that.
This album screams 1980's synth/pop and it does a beautiful job of it.
Can't wait to listen/compare more of their work, they have something special.
Apr 6, 2015
SiberianBreaks
79
Hot Chip do what they do best here: make some incredibly catchy and detailed songs with colourful production. They're not breaking into any territory here, but just releasing something that proves that they are still solid songwriters.

Favourite tracks: Motion Sickness, Look at Where We Are, Flutes
May 25, 2014
Eldaufino
86
Standout tracks: Motion Sickness, Flutes, These Chains
Nov 19, 2012
70
Hot Chip own Cheeezzzy City.
Nov 6, 2012
51
cliched lazy dance music with bland lyrics
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DETAILS

June 11, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
Electropop, Synthpop / Genres
hotchip.co.uk / Website
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# 30 - AllMusic
# 37 - Cokemachineglow
# 23 - DIY
# 14 - MOJO
# 33 - NME
# 40 - No Ripcord
# 39 - Pazz & Jop
# 39 - Pitchfork
# 31 - PopMatters
# 57 - Pretty Much Amazing
# 9 - The Guardian
# 31 - Uncut
# 31 - Under the Radar
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# 36 - Pitchfork Readers
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Track List
  1. Motion Sickness
  2. How Do You Do?
  3. Don't Deny Your Heart
  4. Look at Where We Are
  5. These Chains
  6. Night & Day
  7. Flutes
  8. Now There Is Nothing
  9. Ends of the Earth
  10. Let Me Be Him
  11. Always Been Your Love
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Added on: March 1, 2012


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