- 21 Jun 19
Simultaneously classic Hot Chip and a completely original sound, the seventh studio album of the London-based five-piece is a compelling listen. 'Positive', melds together psychedelia and electro-pop in an introspective recollection of the state of the world that never outright lists all of its faults, but nonetheless explores them: "You’re despised, contaminated / Defeated, isolated / People look at you / A puzzle, not a clue / To be solved by only you". The dance-worthy tune and trippy equalisation is distracting enough, however, that you can choose to listen in ignorant bliss if you so desire.
The album is remarkably cohesive, jumping from track to track, it maintains its integrity as a whole. However, it's the individual flare of each song – the keys in 'Hungry Child'; the harmonies in 'Clear Blue Skies'; the galactic disco beat of 'Spell' – that brings the most delight to the album.
Put your headphones on, tie up your dancing shoes, and get ready to bop along to A Bath Full of Ecstasy.