Coming On Strong (2005) Whether or not its name is a computer reference, Hot Chip have definite geek appeal. Sounding like comp-sci majors with a Prince fetish, they create… 2005-11-29 Hot Chip Indie Rock
Music Review

Coming On Strong (2005)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Nov 29, 2005; Lead Performance: Hot Chip; Genre: Indie Rock

Whether or not its name is a computer reference, Hot Chip have definite geek appeal. Sounding like comp-sci majors with a Prince fetish, they create quirky techno-soul that flip-flops between swooning romanticism and dry British wit. ''I'm like Stevie Wonder, but I can see things,'' quips Alexis Taylor on ''Keep Fallin','' an off-kilter funk track. A bit conceptual for sure, but the sublime melodies and impressive beats keep Coming On Strong from derailing into pure prank.

Originally posted Dec 02, 2005 Published in issue #853 Dec 09, 2005 Order article reprints