Scritti Politti

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Hot Chip | One Life Stand

Four albums into a career that appeared to begin as an art-school goof, Hot Chip look more likely than any of their peers to ascend one day to the intellectual electro-pop heights of Pet Shop Boys or Scritti Politti.
Astralwerks (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  February 19, 2010

The Big Hurt: The decade ahead

As a new decade dawns, it's time to cast a curious eye toward the future.
Music predictions for the pubescent millennium
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 15, 2010

Guest lists

What small, private lists like this remind us is that big, honking institutional lists are largely fictions, mirages of a consensus that no longer exists, if it ever really did in the first place.
 What 30 of the Phoenix 's music critics liked this year
By PHOENIX MUSIC STAFF  |  January 02, 2007

On the bus

There’s nothing remarkable about a new band — or even an old one — hitting the tour circuit.
Scritti Politti learn to tour
By KURT B. REIGHLEY  |  October 31, 2006

The song whisperer

This is an album that you lean into, as if receiving a happy confidence.
Green Gartside revives Scritti Politti
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  August 23, 2006

Post-punk prophet

With a narrative arc that begins in the London dub dungeon of Public Image Limited and ends in the worldbeating semen storm of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, the whole grand experiment of post-punk is tracked and given coherence.
Simon Reynolds rips into rock’s strangest era
By JAMES PARKER  |  March 21, 2006