Made in the Dark

Dance music, long accused of having no soul beneath its machine-dream beats, found its warm, fuzzy salvation in Hot Chip’s 2006 breakout, The Warning. So it’s puzzling that the British quintet trades that sweet sunshine for a colder strobe light on this less dynamic follow-up, Made in the Dark. Hot Chip’s signature balmy synths and daydream-dizzy vocals are still body-moving, but less heart-stirring. Only intermittently, as on the gorgeously bruised title track, does the band once again find its humanity. B-
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Made in the Dark
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