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The Warning [Import]

Hot Chip Audio CD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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1. Careful
2. And I Was A Boy From School
3. Colours
4. Over And Over
5. (Just Like We) Breakdown
6. Tchaparian
7. Look After Me
8. The Warning
9. Arrest Yourself
10. So Glad To See You
11. No Fit State

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--This text refers to the LP Record edition.

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4.0 out of 5 stars A warning! Feb. 22 2007
Format:Audio CD
Fledgling UK electropop band Hot Chip have found greater success with their second album, "The Warning," but thankfully have not sold their souls to do so.

This sophomore album is simply exploding with experiments and ideas, so much so that an otherwise amazing album gets a little drippy around the edges. Give them a few more years, and Hot Chip will be blowing our minds with the bravest, wildest electronica. For the moment, they're still trying their wings.

It opens with the retro drones of "Careful," right before the song suddenly settles into a more expansive little groove. It sounds torn between retro synth and the artier edges that they are so, so good at. They stabilize their sound somewhat in "And I Was A Boy From School," with its steady beats and catchy little melody.

From there on, Hot Chip experiments with just about any sound that electropop can include -- airy little ballads, hip-hoppish dance music, delicate beats like something from Telepopmusik, grimy robot rock, twinkly little art tunes, and some Kraftwerk-inspired techno. In other words, they will twist those amazing art beats into... anything, really.

Not many bands can do EVERY kind of music with more or less successful results, but Hot Chip is pretty good at all kinds of music. The only problem is that they seem to be a bit torn between the popular retro sound, and the more out-there art sounds. In songs like "Careful," it feels awkward and unbalanced.

But once they work the kinks out of that, Hot Chip will probably have few musical flaws at all. They have a knack for putting the right beats in the right places, and excel at deceptively simple melodies that never stop being catchy -- even the quieter ones can draw you in and make you mumble the words.
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5.0 out of 5 stars 80's/Modern Synth Pop Jan. 11 2008
By Estrild
Format:Audio CD
Very cool, early synth sounds blended with modern techno boings and pops, with sexy and cool computery duet singing. Kraftwerky, Visagey, Human Leaguey, and Severed Headsy, this is an awesome NEW band doing retro synth pop for today!! Great beats and compelling melodies too! The band is fresh and new while at the same time sounding familiar. Songs are awesome from start to finish, not a single dud. A seriously excellent and groundbreaking release! It's no wonder they won the UK's Nationwide Mercury Prize for album of the year. It sounded a bit strange to me at first, but by the second listen I was getting very excited!

I could also mention reminiscences to Gary Numan, Ultravox and Depeche Mode. MECHANICAL MUSIC MUSEUM, yeah!
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5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album Sept. 8 2006
Format:Audio CD
I had never heard of them until my cousin mentioned to me one day about his album and how great it is. And it is great... the singer sounds sorta like the guy from the british band Hood and the beats and the lyrics are all magnificient... very good album to listen to when relaxing and in your mellow moments. This is not one to be missed.
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