Today's Song: Hot Chip 'Look at Where We Are'

Rich Juzwiak · 06/12/12 03:30PM

British dance (I'm sorry, I have to do it: Britlectro) band Hot Chip's fifth album In Our Heads is commercially available in the U.S. today and it's...OK? Kind of divisive? They definitely commit to making classic-inflected house without a trace of irony, but the dweebish voice of Alexis Taylor (the more active of the band's two singers) clashes in a way that keeps me from loving the band entirely. I much prefer the non-dance moments, such as the electronic ballad "Look at Where We Are," which sports an earnestness that seems not out of place at all. Dig that terrific pitch-bending around the 1:40 mark.