Quite simply, if 2010 were to end today Hot Chip's One Life Stand would win best album of the year, hands down. The english dance-rock group simultaneously deliver their most toned down and most danceable record yet. With this record, Hot Chip have dropped the jarring techno beats of Made In The Dark's "Shake a Fist" and have produced a more melodic sound. Here's the catch though, those melodies happen to have some of this band's most focused grooves backing them.
Here's a link to listen to a song off of the album via YouTube. I am too afraid to post the traditional .Mp3 due to this being a very high profile release and the fact that Google has been recently searching out and shutting down music blogs as a result. However, if you are a fan of this track, there are plenty more like it on the album, so buy the record!