🎵 How Good Are They Really 🎵 Hot Chip

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Artist Rating
Aretha Franklin 4.64
Nina Simone 4.57
Neil Young 4.48
Miles Davis 4.42
Talking Heads 4.39
R.E.M. 4.38
Beastie Boys 4.36
Otis Redding 4.34
The Velvet Underground 4.33
David Bowie 4.31
The Beatles 4.31
Pixies 4.30
Leonard Cohen 4.30
The Cure 4.28
Björk 4.27
Mogwai 4.24
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds 4.22
Marvin Gaye 4.21
Tom Waits 4.20
Aphex Twin 4.18
PJ Harvey 4.17
Stevie Wonder 4.17
Nirvana 4.15
Joy Division 4.15
Radiohead 4.13
The Supremes 4.13
Pavement 4.12
Prince 4.11
Wu-Tang Clan 4.11
Nick Drake 4.10
Elliott Smith 4.09
Pulp 4.08
Public Enemy 4.08
Sonic Youth 4.08
Sleater-Kinney 4.08
Kate Bush 4.07
OutKast 4.07
Portishead 4.03
Super Furry Animals 4.03
Black Sabbath 4.03
Simon & Garfunkel 4.02
MF DOOM 4.01
Bob Dylan 3.97
Kendrick Lamar 3.97
Low 3.96
Robyn 3.96
The Beach Boys 3.93
Jimi Hendrix 3.93
LCD Soundsystem 3.92
Joni Mitchell 3.89
Massive Attack 3.89
Bruce Springsteen 3.84
The Clash 3.77
Dolly Parton 3.77
Pet Shop Boys 3.76
Modest Mouse 3.76
Blondie 3.73
Bright Eyes 3.71
Rage Against The Machine 3.71
The National 3.68
Paul Simon 3.68
The Ramones 3.67
ABBA 3.66
Kanye West 3.65
Arcade Fire 3.64
Blur 3.61
Beck 3.59
The Smiths 3.57
Beyoncé 3.54
Yeah Yeah Yeahs 3.54
Eels 3.52
Carly Rae Jepsen 3.51
The Chemical Brothers 3.49
Bob Marley & The Wailers 3.48
Jeff Buckley 3.47
Idlewild 3.42
Madonna 3.40
Manic Street Preachers 3.39
Fleetwood Mac 3.39
The Notorious B.I.G. 3.37
Toots & The Maytals 3.35
The White Stripes 3.34
Supergrass 3.32
Hole 3.31
The Smashing Pumpkins 3.30
Suede 3.30
Steely Dan 3.29
Elton John 3.28
The Pogues 3.28
Kylie Minogue 3.27
The Specials 3.26
Sugababes 3.22
Thin Lizzy 3.22
Rihanna 3.19
The Prodigy 3.18
Led Zeppelin 3.16
Ash 3.16
Pink Floyd 3.15
Taylor Swift 3.14
Jay-Z 3.14
Arctic Monkeys 3.14
Interpol 3.12
TLC 3.12
Los Campesinos! 3.10
The Rolling Stones 3.09
Iron Maiden 3.06
Destiny’s Child 3.05
Primal Scream 3.04
Shower Cans 3.04
The Strokes 3.03
Elvis Presley 3.02
The Bee Gees 2.99
Weezer 2.97
Amy Winehouse 2.95
Girls Aloud 2.93
Frank Sinatra 2.92
2Pac 2.91
The Doors 2.89
Lizzo 2.86
Belle And Sebastian 2.85
Britney Spears 2.85
Metallica 2.81
Green Day 2.81
Madness 2.80
The Jam 2.75
Basement Jaxx 2.75
Oasis 2.71
Whitney Houston 2.69
The Verve 2.67
Slayer 2.65
The Sex Pistols 2.63
Lady Gaga 2.61
Queen 2.60
Billy Joel 2.57
Foo Fighters 2.57
U2 2.55
Justin Timberlake 2.52
Biffy Clyro 2.48
Dire Straits 2.43
Bloc Party 2.41
Cher 2.40
Eminem 2.38
Mariah Carey 2.32
Rancid 2.26
The Killers 2.22
The Who 2.22
Blink-182 2.21
Muse 2.20
Adele 2.05
Kings Of Leon 2.01
Red Hot Chili Peppers 1.90
The Spice Girls 1.81
Stereophonics 1.74

Today; Hot Chip!

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  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

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  • Coming On Strong
  • The Warning
  • Made In The Dark
  • One Life Stand
  • In Our Heads
  • Why Make Sense?
  • A Bath Full Of Ecstasy

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And the singles

  • Playboy
  • Hittin’ Skittles
  • Over And Over
  • Boy From School
  • Colours
  • My Piano
  • Shake A Fist
  • Ready For The Floor
  • One Pure Thought
  • Hold On
  • One Life Stand
  • I Feel Better
  • Night & Day
  • How Do You Do?
  • Don’t Deny Your Heart
  • Dark And Stormy
  • Huarache Lights
  • Need You Now
  • Started Right
  • Hungry Child
  • Melody Of Love
  • Bath Full Of Ecstasy

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Hurt by the lack of an all-killer-no-filler album in their discography (In Our Heads comes closest IMO). But the highlights are astonishingly good and they’re great live, especially with the way they tweak the song arrangements every tour. Easy 4 for me.

A bit like LCD Soundsystem if you prefer goofy sincerity (which I do).


One of the best current bands. Incredible live. Gone for a 5


Solid 4/5

Not had a proper classic album, but each album has a good handful of bangers. Great live, do a good cover (Dancing In The Dark). Just shy of a 5. Could make a very very good best of out of the plentiful highlights


Love 'em - one of the most reliable bands around.

One life stand is my fav (alley cats :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:), but there’s good stuff on all of them.

Flutes is the bangeriest banger.



Shouldn’t Flutes be on there?


Agree with all of this (and the score).

I’ve never seen them live but did watch a Glasto performance quite a few years back and thought damn that looks like a proper event, like electrifyingly good.

Raise the question, does an artist need a Classic Album to deserve a 5?

I love the bits I love, but they’re more of a singles band in my world… what a singles band though. Flutes is one of my favourite things ever.

4 due to lack of classic album, but probably the closest to a 5 of any 4 I’ve voted so far.


Wasn’t on the singles list, should have noticed that really. Wiki tells me it was a free promo single so that’s why.

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One of my absolute favourite bands. Not necessarily something I would have said a few years ago but at some point I realised that I just listened to them all the time and they have been ridiculously consistent, with their last album being one of their best. Live they are an absolute joy to behold, and I love the way they adapt their songs each tour - the addition of the extra members really adds something too.

Such a 5.


Probably the most consistent British band of the last 15 years for me. Probably all of their albums are 4/5, but have bumped them up to a 5 due to their incredible live shows


Only just started getting into them having dismissed them as student indie disco fare for years. Gonna give them a 5 as even though I don’t fully love them yet I think I will soon. This rules:


First time I’ve kneejerk-voted for a band I don’t really know well in one of these rather than abstaining, but they’re a 1 for me based on the handful of songs I’ve heard. The goofy sincerity comment above is a great shout, but for me that means they set my teeth on edge rather than it being a positive thing.


Each person votes differently. It’s hard to say, they don’t have a 9/10 album in their back catalogue imo, plenty of 8/10s, but nothing to elevate them. Maybe classic album isn’t the right term. This isn’t me dunking on them. They are an excellent band, soundtracked some great events in my life and one of the few bands my wife and I share a love of. But I can’t put them up there with Dylan, Neil Young, Radiohead ect… in the way I’ve been voting in these polls


As a singles act theyre currently one of the best around and are phenomenal live as a result. The albims I can generally take or leave though

Settle on a 4

Yup, not a criticism, just the first thought that sprang to mind. They tick a lot of boxes and if they did have an album regarded as a “Classic” they could score higher. Solid 4.

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