In Our Heads
Label: Domino Recording Co
"A church is not for praying/ It's for celebrating the life that bleeds through the pain," Alexis Taylor coolly intones on "How Do You Do?" According to this definition, Hot Chip's church is clearly the dancefloor, a place they seem even more indebted to on their fifth album. The nearly hour-long set is jammed with honeyed melodies mainlined into infectious grooves that move from mid-tempo house to 2-step to electro-funk to disco. Sometimes their Casio cheese can cross into Chromeo parody or lite-rock fluff, but mostly they keep the beats sleek and the melodies lip-smackingly sweet.