Welcome the first edition of Time Warp, the piece in which I take a look back, and point out a good album that you may have forgotten by now. Today, I’m looking at Knock Knock Knock EP by Hot Hot Heat.
Released in 2002, Knock Knock Knock contains some of the best noise pop you’ll ever hear. Clocking in at a mere 15 minutes, it’s by far one of the most frantic, frenzied albums ever, comparable even to the classic Yeah Yeah Yeah’s EP in it’s pacing. Picking a favorite track in nigh impossible, as all five songs are gems. However, if I had to choose a favorite, I would have to choose 5 Times Out Of 100, just for it’s pure energy. Since 2002, Hot Hot Heat have released two albums, Make Up The Breakdown and Elevator. Although both albums are excellent, and firmly planted on my iPod, neither of them captured the same energy as Knock Knock Knock. It’s also worth noting that Hot Hot Heat are expected to release a new album later this year.