Rubbed Out is the first solo album by the leader of British indie electronic band Hot Chip, Alexis Taylor. It was released on October 13, 2008 in the UK. According to Taylor, he "just made it there wasn't any thinking behind it really." The album was "tailored in places, planes, hotel rooms and at home."
The reception to the album was generally favourable. Pitchfork described the album as "a refreshingly simple collection of tender ballads and quirky set pieces" while "Taylor's voice hovers over rich keyboard smears or bounces lightly over tripping guitars, accented with little bells and whistles." Although, it was noted that the album tended to wander through its "confused final third." Luke Lewis, a blogger for NME, said Taylor's cover of Paul McCartney's "Coming Up" enabled "the simple beauty of the chorus... to breathe more freely," while "Taylor's voice is perfectly capable of raising goosebumps even without the sleek digital backdrop [of Hot Chip]."
All tracks written by Alexis Taylor with the exception of "Coming Up."