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Hot Chip – In Our Heads!

January 19, 2017

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This post is the twelfth post of my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die by Robert Dimery.

In this series I’m going to be looking through the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die and commenting on the albums featured, telling you about albums I think should have been featured, artists that should have been featured too and just anything else I feel like commenting on!

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This isn’t a sponsored series but if you’d like to read the book with me I’ll put a link at the bottom of this post to where you can buy it. This series is just something I wanted to do because I’d been reading the book and found that I had a lot of opinions!

Every Tuesday and Thursday I’m going to take one album from the front of the book starting in 1950s and one album from the back of the book starting in 2000’s, I’ll give you a bit of the albums history, the track list and of course my thoughts on the album!

In this post we’re going to be talking about Hot Chip – In Our Heads!

As this album is available on Spotify I’ll put a player below this paragraph so that if you’d like to listen along whilst you read the rest of this post you can!

I don’t own this album but I do occasionally listen to it on Spotify, it’s a great album, just not something I love enough to officially add to my collection.

In Our Heads was released in 2012 on Domino, it was produced by Hot Chip and Mark Ralph, the art director was Nick Ralph and the run time is 56:54!

Hot Chip are an electronic / synth pop band from London England they emerged in 2004 and to date have released six studio albums.

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In Our Heads was Hot Chip’s fifth studio album and the first to be released by Domino, it debuted at Number 14 on the UK album charts and received high praise across the board!

It topped the UK Dance Album Charts and The US Dance / Electric Chart as well!

Let’s take a look at the chart topping track list

Track One: Motion Sickness

Track Two: How Do You Do?

Track Three: Don’t Deny Your Heart

Track Four: Look at Where We Are

Track Five: These Chains

Track Six: Night & Day

Track Seven: Flutes

Track Eight: Now There Is Nothing

Track Nine: Ends of the Earth

Track Ten: Let Me Be Him

Track Eleven: Always Been Your Love

 

I’m struggling to pick a favourite track from this album, it’s a good album but there isn’t one track that especially stands out for me!

All that’s left to say now is whether or not I think it belongs on the list of 1001 Albums You Must Hear before you die.

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I’m sure one day we’ll maybe look back at 2012 and cite this as one of the best albums from that year but right now I think that this spot on the list should’ve gone to a more deserving album honestly.

That’s it for this post from my new series based on the book 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die! As I said at the beginning of this post this isn’t in anyway a sponsored series but if you’d like to buy the book so you can read along with me then click here for the link to purchase from Waterstones if you live in the UK and click here for the Amazon link if you’re in the rest of the world.

Those aren’t affiliate links; I just want to make sure you guys know where to buy the book if you want to read along too!

If you’d like to read other posts from this series then please click here to be redirected to the 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die section of my blog.

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Charlotte xo