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2010 Best Music Poll Winners
BEST MUSIC POLL > NATIONAL

Electronic or Dance Act

Hot Chip


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Machine-made music designed for dancing often plays down the real-live-flesh artists behind the scenes. Which means that those who hang on long enough to assert their individuality often wind up shedding the very electro/dance trappings that made them notable in the first place. Such is the case with Hot Chip, who've turned quite a few heads with the success of One Life Stand (Astralwerks) — a collection that sacrifices the giddy whumping pleasure principle of older hits like "Over and Over" and "Ready for the Floor" for the vulnerability and seriousness of "Thieves in the Night" and "Take It In." As the evolution of the genre pushes onward and outward, it'll be acts like Hot Chip — with memorable tunes and demonstrable heart — who'll rise to the top.

Runners-up
2. La Roux
3. Four Tet
4. Fever Ray

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