Ever since Hot Chip started as indie kids seemingly dabbling in classic soul and modern R&B, they’ve been underestimated. Delivering lines about “20-inch rims” and “Yo La Tengo” in a proper English accent, as they did on their 2005 debut, can have that effect. Yet on their two subsequent records– 2006′s The Warning and 2008′s Made in the Dark– Hot Chip steadily rebuilt their reputation by toughening up their sophistipop side. Their melodies began to betray hints of neurosis, and they earned dancefloor credibility through an association with DFA. Their fourth album, One Life Stand, changes things a bit. Dialing back some of their eccentricities and embracing personal songwriting, Hot Chip have crafted their most consistent album yet.