Hot Chip - In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
CRITIC SCORE
73
Based on 26 reviews
2012 Rank: #286 / 759
USER SCORE
79
Based on
85 ratings

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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
musicOMH
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. 

90
PopMatters
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.

80
Pitchfork
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
Drowned in Sound

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

79
Beats Per Minute
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
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
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
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
FACT Magazine

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

User Reviews
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, How Do You Do?, Don't Deny Your Heart, These Chains, Flutes, Ends of the Earth, Let Me Be Him
Eldaufino
86
Standout tracks: Motion Sickness, Flutes, These Chains
70
Hot Chip own Cheeezzzy City.
51
cliched lazy dance music with bland lyrics
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#285
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#287

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Why Make Sense?

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Made in the Dark

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DETAILS

RELEASED: June 11, 2012
FORMAT: LP
LABEL: Domino
GENRE: Electropop, Synthpop
WEBSITE: hotchip.co.uk
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END OF YEAR LISTS
# 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
MISC LISTS
# 36 - Pitchfork Readers
# 30 - The Needle Drop
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
Contributions By
royalflush, patton, philthy, erik
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Added on: March 1, 2012