In Our Heads

Hot Chip - In Our Heads
Critic Score
Based on 36 reviews
2012 Ratings: #292 / 1032
User Score
Based on 166 ratings
2012 Ratings: #109
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June 11, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Domino / Label
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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.


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. 


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. 

Drowned in Sound

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

Beats Per Minute

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


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

Consequence of Sound

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

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.

FACT Magazine

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

I have just written to @Trindade31 stating that (for me) Hot Chip is both hot and cold. Sometimes great. Sometimes regrettable. Still, I'm a sucker for Synth-pop... Especially Brit Synth-pop so this sits in my collection enjoying the occasional spin when the mood strikes. Heather Phares [whom I emphatically trust] of AllMusic writes, "That Hot Chip manage(s) to balance their kinetic and confessional sides so well here is no small feat, and In Our Heads is some of their finest and most ... read more
Excitingly, bubbly, fun synthpop music with an optimistic rhythmic quality to it. The tracks on here are long enough to enjoy for a well amount of time with your peers, while also not overstaying their welcome. A great summer time album to dance to in an open field. Certainly a good replacement album for any of ya'll Of Montreal fans waiting for another consistent project from them.
I liked it more than the previous album. More quality songs and it's super effective at getting and keeping you hooked into the songs.
Um álbum dançante na mesma proporção que é esquecível
In Our Heads proves to be an artistic, breathtaking experience with its colourful production and brilliantly written lyrics about relationships.

Motion Sickness [100]
How Do You Do? [100]
Don't Deny Your Heart [95]
Look At Where We Are [88] (-)
These Chains [97]
Night & Day [104]
Flutes [102]
Now There Is Nothing [97]
Ends of the Earth [105]
Let Me Be Him [103]
Always Been Your Love [90]

Top 5:

5. How Do You Do?
4. Flutes
3. Let Me Be Him
2. Night & Day
1. Ends of the Earth
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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