Album: Hot Chip, In Our Heads (Domino)

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The Independent Culture

After the romanticism of One Life Stand and the playfulness of side-project The 2 Bears, it was difficult to know which direction Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard would take on the fifth Hot Chip album.

The answer is "deeper". IOH is their most emotional release yet and also their most philosophical – with the complex, seven-minute "Flutes" and the cascading arpeggios of "Let Me Be Him" among the finest things Hot Chip have ever achieved musically.