Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2015: Hot Chip

I am forever running late. While it may not be a part of my charm, I would refer you to the old saying about better late than never. In any case, after probably way too much thought, I finally settled upon my favorite 50 records from the year that was 2015. I'm also mixing it up a little this year, y'all. Instead of ranking every record, I'm giving you my picks in alphabetical order, saving my number one, very favorite record of the year for last. So sit back, relax, and refresh your memory of last year's best with a group of records that I hope will tickle your fancy.

Who: Hot Chip

What: Why Make Sense?

When: May 2015

Where: Domino

Why: By now, it's safe to say that Hot Chip owns the dancefloor. But not in the boring old big, cheesy beats and hands in the air kind of way. Always eccentric, the Hot Chip gents throw down geek chic hipness and a good time vibe that seems to inherent emanate from every song. Never ones to ignore the slow jam, the fellows also know how to take it down a few notches. The vocal dynamic of Alexis and his more falsetto notes and Joe's deeper, rich tones continues to all sorts of rule. Never a dull moment. 

My very favorite jam: "Huarache Lights" and "Easy to Get" and "Need You Now"




[posted 5.5.16]

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