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One Life Stand (Digi) [Import]

Hot Chip Audio CD
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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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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Product Description

2010 album from one of the most exuberantly inventive and acclaimed bands around today. Hot Chip have built a devoted fanbase with their soulfully eclectic records and incendiary live shows. Hotly-anticipated by fans and media alike, One Life Stand is the band's most boldly accomplished record yet, at once offbeat and anthemic, cerebral and danceable. Features the single 'One Life Stand'.

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1 x CD Album
UK & Europe 2010

1Thieves In The Night6:09
2Hand Me Down Your Love4:34
3I Feel Better4:42
4One Life Stand5:24
5Brothers4:22
6Slush6:29
7Alley Cats5:21
8We Have Love4:28
9Keep Quiet4:02
10Take It In4:11

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great, aural, enjoyable album. March 4 2010
Format:Audio CD
"Their fourth album is not quite the copper-bottomed, hit-packed classic foreshadowed by their last but one, 2006's The Warning.
But "One Life Stand" is a really great electronic album about love.
Clubbing has always been more about pulling than avowals of affection like the deeply old-fashioned "Slush" - a waltz-time digital duet in which Hot Chip admit: "Now we are older/ There's more that we must do".
But Hot Chip have effectively hitched the rhythms and textures more often attuned to lust to a higher emotional calling.
One track, at the very least, stands shoulder to shoulder with "Over and Over", Hot Chip's breakout anthem. The title track is soppier than a puppy and harder than a limpet to dislodge. "I only wanna be your one life stand," swoons Taylor in his little-boy-lost voice. "Tell me, do you stand by your man?".
"Hand Me Down Your Love", meanwhile, is a nagging neo-house track in which a couple appear to retrieve their emotions from a loft space.
"Hand me down your love," urge the lyrics. "Open up my love..."
The live drums are just one instance of several on "One Life Stand" where Hot Chip have used instruments as a surprise counterpoint to their exquisitely detailed digital progressions.
So much electronic music affects a stony froideur.
Hot Chip, by contrast, have made a great big aural hug of a record."- Kitty Empire
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By gpye
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Love it. Seems like a slightly more dance inspired CD than the others I have from Hot Chip but that is fine - don't want a homogeneous pile of music anyways.
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4.0 out of 5 stars very good music Jan. 23 2013
Format:Audio CD
Didn't like it at first but now I'm listening to it all the time.
Getting their In our Heads one and it will probably be the same story lol
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hot Chip - One Life Stand Feb. 9 2010
By Andrew Vice - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I started listening to Hot Chip shortly after The Warning came out, in 2006, and I fell in love with the band's knack for writing catchy, melodic, and danceable tunes. The album had a brilliant balance of hard and fast dance tracks and slower, smoother ballads and pop songs. When Made in the Dark came out in early 2008, I was disappointed with the direction the band had taken, eschewing their melodic inklings for a more dance-oriented album, filling in the gaps with some meager attempts at '70s R&B and soul. Alas, the dance tunes lacked the punch of brilliant songs like "Over and Over," and I sort of put Hot Chip on the proverbial shelf, somewhat forgetting about them, until of course I read about the impending release of One Life Stand.

Like clockwork, Hot Chip are set to release another album in their two year cycle, and One Life Stand can certainly serve as fitting company to the excellent The Warning. It seems that this time around, Hot Chip have again learned how to love melody, and have worked it in throughout the record, creating captivating hooks and little ear worms that you'll have stuck in your head for weeks, if not months. The chillout bridge and triumphant harmonized chorus of the title track soars well above and beyond Made in the Dark, and it's at this point that it becomes obvious that Hot Chip have done it again. The songs are more tightly composed and the styles more varied on this effort, and I for one am very pleased with the restraint shown by the band on this go. I am once again in the thrall of Hot Chip, and looking forward to their next album in February of 2012. Other album highlight include the brilliant closer, "Take It In" and the beautiful fraternal-love-touting "Brothers." Another great record for 2010. Damn, this is a good year.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hypnotic and Captivating May 3 2012
By damonter - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I had the great fortune of recently discovering this band about four months ago. I heard One Life Stand here in the US and pulled it into Shazam to identify it on my iPhone. I had no idea of the amazing group that I had discovered. I have become bored with much of the music which has come out in the past few years, with only a few bands capturing my interest. I was astonished at the brilliance that this band displays. The music on this album is truly amazing and this group shows more creativity in both its music, and accompanying videos, than I have found in a long time. Every song on this album is not only good, but great!

There is no filler on this album and every song is well thought out and performed with emotion. Hot Chip possess the best of many types of music, incorporating deep electronic soundscapes with catchy rythims and even a little jazz/r&b/Motown in the mix, all with hypnotic lyrics. I have not run into a band like this in a long time.

I am a fan of 80s and 90s music as well and they remind me of a cross between alternative artists such as Devo, New Order, Joy Division, Moby, with R&B music. However, don't take this as limiting the bands scope at all, that's just my perception. There is so much more to their music and they get the mix just right. I have never quite heard anything like it. Its as if they can cross over into anything while retaining their roots.
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars July 1 2014
By Helcio Luiz Zorzan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I listen in Jools Holland program and I like
5.0 out of 5 stars the chips starts here April 15 2013
By Joshua J. Hanson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
here a chip, there a chip, everywhere a chip, chip. todas bueno!! GRANDIOSO REVIUE!! Mas o menos solomente, todas fantastico groupa!!
3.0 out of 5 stars beholden eye March 12 2013
By Jason Harrington - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I loved Hot Chip since the day I saw the Playboy video (still one of my favorite songs ever by any band), however, I have to pen One Life Stand as largely a transition album, to get them from the playful humor of their early lyrical content to the more serious themes they touch-on now. Although I tend to remove a few songs from each of their albums, I would not miss any of the songs on this album if they left them out of a live concert. That is not to say there isn't a gem or two, but I was not ready for them to remove the humorous lyrics completely, although the album after this is 100% essential to me without hardly a single tongue-in-cheek joke.

Side note: It's sort of like watching Beck mature, because Sea Change is clearly musically more advanced and mature than Odelay, but it's a downer of an album and largely Beck's least distinct work. One Life Stand is not a total downer, but it seems less like a deliberate choice towards maturity, and more like the result of running out of jokes.

Regardless, this album does have some distinction in their catalog, and for that reason alone, I have no doubts that it is someone's favorite Hot Chip album. However, it is my least favorite, because the sentimental ideas seem corny to me here, and not in the way that I first fell in love with from them. Make of it what you will.
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