AOTY 2019

One Life Stand

Hot Chip - One Life Stand
Critic Score
Based on 31 reviews
2010 Ratings: #181 / 865
User Score
Based on 128 ratings
2010 Ratings: #86
February 9, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Astralwerks / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

84
Pitchfork

Dialing back some of their eccentricities and embracing personal songwriting, Hot Chip have crafted their most consistent album yet.

83
A.V. Club

While One Life Stand’s mindset is Hot Chip’s most overtly serious, the album is also its most musically accomplished.

80
musicOMH

One Life Stand feels English in the best possible sense: it’s cosmopolitan, unassuming and ever-so-slightly eccentric.

70
AllMusic

Their sensitive side dominates One Life Stand -- they don’t sound ready for the floor, they sound ready to settle down.

70
American Songwriter

If your fondest memories of Hot Chip involve gyrating to Dionysian tunes like “Ready for the Floor” and The Warning’s “Over and Over,” you may be disappointed with the overall feel of One Life Stand. But if their more ambient tracks like “Boy from School” tickle your fancy, you’re in luck.

bitterblossom12
85
This album has aged excellently, and in retrospect is for sure Hot Chip's best album. Just about every song is a great mix of pulsating 4 on the floor dance music combined with great melodies and some really excellent harmonies from the vocalists. The first 3 songs start so strong, and Brothers and Alley Cats are gorgeous and emotional anthems. Underrated album of the 2010s, hope it gets remembered in the decade's wrap up lists.
Ennety
70
The start of the album is truly amazing, I was thinking about a 8/10+, but than it gets ordinary. I hate 'Brothers'. The first 4 songs are amazing.
86
Worst Tracks: One Life Stand, Alley Cats
DalekTurret32
100
One Life Stand takes Hot Chip's synth-driven sound and blends it with a soulful house influenced style, resulting in one of the most colourful sounding works of their discography.

Thieves in the Night [102]
Hand Me Down Your Love [96]
I Feel Better [99]
One Life Stand [108]
Brothers [95]
Slush [103]
Alley Cats [105]
We Have Love [102]
Keep Quiet [94] (-)
Take It In [100]

Top 5:

5. Thieves in the Night
4. We Have Love
3. Slush
2. Alley Cats
1. One Life Stand
MySoftBulletin
85
one of my favourite album titles, it speaks to me
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Track List

  1. Thieves in the Night
  2. Hand Me Down Your Love
  3. I Feel Better
  4. One Life Stand
  5. Brothers
  6. Slush
  7. Alley Cats
  8. We Have Love
  9. Keep Quiet
  10. Take It In

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