Coming on Strong (album)

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Coming on Strong
Hot Chip - Coming On Strong.png
Studio album by Hot Chip
Released 24 May 2004 (2004-05-24)
Recorded 2004
Studio The Bunker
(Fulham, London)
Genre Electropop, indietronica, neo soul
Length 51:07
Label Moshi Moshi
Producer Alexis Taylor, Joe Goddard
Hot Chip chronology
Coming on Strong
(2004)
The Warning
(2006)The Warning2006

Coming on Strong is the debut studio album by English electronic band Hot Chip. It was released in the United Kingdom on 24 May 2004 by Moshi Moshi Records and in the United States and Canada on 29 November 2005 by Astralwerks, as an extended version with three additional bonus tracks. The album was re-released by Moshi Moshi Records in the United Kingdom on 3 May 2009, as a digital download with four additional bonus tracks. In 2014 it was awarded a silver certification from the Independent Music Companies Association,[1] which indicated sales of at least 20,000 copies throughout Europe. [2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (67/100)[3]
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 3/5 stars[4]
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[5]
CHARTattack (4/5)[6]
Collective 4/5 stars[7]
Pitchfork Media (8.0/10)[8]
Playlouder 3/5 stars[9]
PopMatters (3/10)[10]
Spin (8/10)[11]
Stylus Magazine C−[12]
Winnipeg Sun 3/5 stars[13]

Coming on Strong received mixed to positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalised rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album received an average score of 67, based on 14 reviews, which indicates "generally favorable reviews".[3] Sean Fennessey of Pitchfork Media referred to the album as "a successful but safe entrée to the British electro-soul outfit" and said that the album had "kitschy yet deeply affecting lyrics."[14] Rob Theakston of Allmusic described the sound of the album as "quirky electro-pop",[15] whilst Ron Hart wrote for Billboard that the "utilization of American hip-hop scenarios in the context of the English slang is exactly what makes Coming On Strong such a unique listen."[16]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Alexis Taylor and Joe Goddard.

No. Title Length
1. "Take Care" 4:05
2. "The Beach Party" 4:01
3. "Keep Fallin'" 4:48
4. "Playboy" 5:33
5. "Crap Kraft Dinner" 6:34
6. "Down with Prince" 3:17
7. "Bad Luck" 4:03
8. "You Ride, We Ride, in My Ride" 5:03
9. "Shining Escalade" 5:11
10. "Baby Said" 4:56
11. "One One One" 3:34
2005 US and Canadian bonus tracks
  1. "A-B-C" – 4:34
  2. "Hittin' Skittles" – 4:31
  3. "From Drummer to Driver" – 4:24
2009 UK Digital Download bonus tracks
  1. "From Drummer to Driver" – 4:24
  2. "I Don't Know the Half of How to Have a Hope of Holding Back" – 3:04
  3. "Hittin' Skittles" – 4:30
  4. "The Ass Attack (Four Tet Remix)" - 3:01

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/sites/default/files/pictures/Awards4.png
  2. ^ http://www.impalamusic.org/node/340
  3. ^ a b "Coming On Strong – Hot Chip". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  4. ^ Damo. "Hot Chip – Coming on Strong". About.com. The New York Times Company. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  5. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Coming on Strong – Hot Chip – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  6. ^ Hotchkiss, Caitlin (10 January 2006). "Hot Chip – Coming On Strong". CHARTattack. Chart Communications. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  7. ^ Walton, Matt (7 May 2004). "hot chip 'coming on strong'". Collective. BBC Online. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  8. ^ Fennessey, Sean (30 November 2005). "Hot Chip: Coming on Strong". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  9. ^ Moffat, Iain (13 May 2004). "Hot Chip: Coming On Strong". Playlouder. Archived from the original on 20 November 2006. Retrieved 12 May 2006. 
  10. ^ O'Neil, Tim (4 January 2006). "Hot Chip: Coming on Strong". PopMatters. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  11. ^ Hermes, Will (6 January 2006). "Hot Chip, 'Coming on Strong'". Spin. Spin Media LLC. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  12. ^ Miller, Derek (25 May 2005). "Hot Chip – Coming on Strong". Stylus Magazine. Retrieved 25 September 2009. 
  13. ^ Sterdan, Darryl (12 January 2006). "Hot Chip: Coming on Strong". Winnipeg Sun. Jam!. Retrieved 7 June 2011. 
  14. ^ Fennessey, Sean (25 May 2006). "Hot Chip: The Warning". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 28 June 2008. 
  15. ^ Theakston, Rob. "The Warning – Hot Chip – Review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 8 March 2008. 
  16. ^ Hart, Ron. "HOT CHIP, "Coming on Strong"". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved 28 June 2008.