Worth an uninhibited bedroom dance or two.

Words by

Luke Forester

Hot Chip has always been a dorky band, there's no denying that.

It's a kind of charming, infectious dorky of course. Their sixth studio album, Why Make Sense? does little to change this, continuing their streak of cartoonish electro pop releases.

This is, however, Hot Chip's most low key album yet. You can almost hear them holding back from jumping into full goofy break down mode on every track. Except for "White Wine and Fried Chicken" which is potentially the most bizarre electro ballad I've ever heard.

There's also a slightly unfortunate guest rap on "Love Is The Future" but the less said about that the better.

If you take yourself very seriously, I'm sorry to say but this probably isn't the album for you. But for the rest us, Why Make Sense? is a tongue-in-cheek fun time and definitely worth an uninhibited bedroom dance or two.


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For anyone who loves them as much as I.
We get it, Zayn. You like having sex.
Totally unnerving.
They seriously know their way around a four-part harmony.
Boldly taking a leap over the to the pop side.
Possibly the best singer in the whole world.
Following the coolest summer break ever.
Heading into darker, more abstract territory.
Dreamy pop done right.
This is pure pop music: the sugary, possibly bad for your health kind.
It literally sounds like the band has used all the colours in the crayon box for this release.