Hot Chip - Why Make Sense? - 2015 Electro - Ltd Blue 180 Grm LP + 4 Trk 12 EP

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Hot Chip - Why Make Sense?

Label: Domino
Cat#: WIGLP313X
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album, 180g
Vinyl, 12", EP, 180g
Blue Cover
Due to a unique and bespoke printing technique, new album “Why Make Sense?” will come in one of 501 different colours. Combined with subtle variations of the design, this means every copy of the album, will feature completely unique artwork. Comes with download code and 4 track bonus EP, 'Separate'.
All Media, Special Edition
Country: Europe
Released: 18 May 2015
Genre: Electronic, Rock, Pop
Style: Electro House, Leftfield, Indie Rock


A1 Huarache Lights

A2 Love Is The Future

A3 Cry For You

A4 Started Right

A5 White Wine And Fried Chicken

B1 Dark Night

B2 Easy To Get

B3 Need You Now

B4 So Much Further To Go

B5 Why Make Sense?

Separate - EP

C1 Burning Up 4:10

C2 Separate 4:25

D1 Move With Me 3:49

D2 Re-Harmonize 6:24

Companies etc

Copyright (c) – Domino Recording Co. Ltd. – WIGLP313S
Published By – Warner/Chappell Music Publishing Ltd.
Published By – Domino Publishing Co. Ltd.
Published By – Sony / ATV Music Publishing
Published By – Kricket Spit Publishing
Published By – Imagem London Limited
Mastered At – Alchemy Mastering
Engineered At – Club Ralph
Engineered At – Angelic Studios


Artwork By – Nick Relph
Layout – Matthew Cooper
Mastered By – Matt Colton
Written-By – Hot Chip (tracks: All except A2)

With download code.

Track A1 contains a sample of Let No Man Put Asunder by First Choice.
Written by B. Gray / B. Hawes. Produced by Baker, Harris, Young. (P)1977 Salsoul Record Corp. / Verse Music Group LLC. Licensed courtesy of Altra Moda Music BV, The Netherlands.

Track B3 contains a sample of I Need You Now.
Written by S. Cumberbatch / H. Brooks / M. Bailey, as performed by Sinnamon.
Published by Universal Music-Z Tunes (ASCAP).
Used courtesy of Essential Media Group.

Code cracked by Paul J Street.

Thanks to Nick, Robert and Kathryn at Fleet River, Laurence, Jonny and all at Domino.
Special thanks to Money Mark.

Dedicated to Vincent Sipprell.

"Love Is The Future" is a spare Pharrell-style groove with a rapped bridge by De La Soul's Posdnuos. "Cry For You" is laced with Hip Hop beats. "Started Right" is Stevie Wonder meets Chic, groovy and clever. "Dark Night" is a catchy Pop song with guitars wailing in the background.

Other highlights are the Prince-style ballad "White Wine And Fried Chicken", "Easy To Get" (with nice bubbly synths), the house-y "Need You Now" (laced with some soulful vocals), while the closing title track finds Taylor singing "Why make sense, when the world refuses? Why be tough when strength is just for losers" to clattery percussion, echoing and dizzying effects.

Alexis Taylor's airy falsetto floats effortlessly above tracks giving a sense of dancefloor ennui. Sometimes, less is more.

Why Make Sense?" is Hot Chip's 6th album and the band's best since "One Life Stand." Okay, so there was only one album in between "One Life Stand" and "Why Make Sense?", but it feels like it's been a long time. "One Life Stand" was an instant classic and the album that really made me fall in love with this band. Unfortunately, "In Our Heads" didn't quite live up to the band's previous efforts. But "Why Make Sense?" stands strong in the band's catalog.

This album is filled with all the things that make Hot Chip great. Jammed with groovy beats accompanied by R&B, Hip-Hop, Electronic, and Dance influences, this is an album that will make you get up and move. The production is smooth and doesn't get in the way of the band's diverse sound.

Album highlights include "Huarache Lights," "Dark Night," and "Easy To Get," but the entire album is consistently strong. That isn't to say that the album is consistent in sound. While the songs do flow together, this is an album that blends genres and pushes boundaries. Whether you're listening to the more subdued tracks like "White Wine and Fried Checking" or the dancey "Need You Now," this album delivers again and again.

With "Why Make Sense?", Hot Chip is back. So get those dance shoes out of the closet and dust them off. Let Alexis Taylor's soulful vocals and the band's groovy beats take control of your body.

Hot Chip - Need You Now (Official Video)

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Hot Chip - Huarache Lights

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Hot Chip - Dark Night (Live)

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Hot Chip - Burning Up (Lyrics)

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Hot Chip - Separate

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More Information
Condition New
Format 2LP
Label Domino Records