Hot Motion

Temples - Hot Motion
Critic Score
Based on 11 reviews
2019 Ratings: #506 / 591
User Score
Based on 60 ratings
2019 Ratings: #736
September 27, 2019 / Release Date
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CRITIC REVIEWS

80
Clash
A stunning effort all-around, it is a pleasure to have Temples back, the prospect of where they can go from here is one of excitement and thrill.
80
Under The Radar
Spend time with this album. I categorically promise you that it was leave you elated. And then press play again.
80
AllMusic

Hot Motion is just as good as Temples' debut, and while it lacks the element of surprise that record had, it makes up for it with improved craft and a boost in energy and sound.

70
Gigwise

Essentially, Hot Motion slots satisfyingly into a, now trilogy, of crafted growth that we can only hope will have continuous additions in years to come.

70
DIY

It’s a solid statement that Temples are alive and kicking, drawing fresh inspo from the past without fading into it themselves.

70
God Is in the TV

For long term fans, Hot Motion is thankfully very Temples-like, yet it’s also brimming with new ideas and techniques.

60
Dork
At the end of it all, 'Hot Motion' is an entertaining, if overly familiar, trip into 60s psychedelia. Played with a keen ear for melodies and warped soundscapes, they capture the era perfectly. There's just a feeling that maybe a tour off the beaten path could have rendered more rewarding results.
50
Pitchfork

Temples are clearly skilled technicians; they probably could’ve produced this record in their sleep. What’s frustrating is that the project begins and ends at talent. These songs are hollow; you could listen to Hot Motion half a dozen times and feel nothing.

50
PopMatters

For a group with such a promising debut album, Temples should be chasing new musical avenues rather than emulating their existing discography. Hot Motion feels like a safe bet for a band too at ease with their music.

Z.Younk
41
I've never been a fan of how derivative their sound is, but this record is new levels of corny. It is a quite horrible, cringe-worthy experience.
Edgeworth
80
After multiple playbacks, this is a rather solid, consistent album.
Though it's not as edgier than Sun Structures, but Hot Motion has much more depth and replay value than 2017 Volcanoes.
DalekTurret32
94
Wasn’t as amazing as Volcano, but Hot Motion still manages to pack some of that wonderful psychedelic energy into it.

Hot Motion [102]
You're Either On Something [97]
Holy Horses [93]
The Howl [100]
Context [87] (-)
The Beam [88]
Not Quite The Same [94]
Atomise [87]
It's All Coming Out [96]
Step Down [92]
Monuments [99]

Top 5:

5. It’s All Coming Out
4. You’re Either On Something
3. Monuments
2. The Howl
1. Hot Motion
DukeEman
74
Sweep psych pop with a tinge of rock to spice it up and make you feel like you're grooving it in the Sixties, so put on those flower dresses and beads cause we're going sway to the magic of the Temples...
distraughtonaut
58
neo psych or just long drawn out choruses that repeat ten times?
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Year End Lists

#52/Rough Trade

Track List

  1. Hot Motion
  2. You're Either on Something
  3. Holy Horses
  4. The Howl
  5. Context
  6. The Beam
  7. Not Quite the Same
  8. Atomise
  9. It's All Coming Out
  10. Step Down
  11. Monuments
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Added on: June 5, 2019