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EmmaMcG

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NEW CHROMEO ALBUM - HEAD OVER HEALS

Anybody looking for a great modern funk album can do a lot worse than checking out Chromeo's new album, titled 'Head Over Heals', which is out today. I've had a few days to digest the album and I can safely say that it's their best yet. It's a slight departure from their previous albums in that it features more live instruments than before but the end result is a much funkier sound that still has that same Chromeo feel to it.

If you're still on the fence about it, check out the song "Bad Decision" and try not to feel the funk. Or have a listen to the song "Must've Been", which features The Time's Jesse Johnson on guitar.

Prince may have passed away and George Clinton may be retiring next year but funk is very much alive in 2018.
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Reply #1 posted 06/15/18 2:22am

LightOfArt

EmmaMcG said:

Anybody looking for a great modern funk album can do a lot worse than checking out Chromeo's new album, titled 'Head Over Heals', which is out today. I've had a few days to digest the album and I can safely say that it's their best yet. It's a slight departure from their previous albums in that it features more live instruments than before but the end result is a much funkier sound that still has that same Chromeo feel to it. If you're still on the fence about it, check out the song "Bad Decision" and try not to feel the funk. Or have a listen to the song "Must've Been", which features The Time's Jesse Johnson on guitar. Prince may have passed away and George Clinton may be retiring next year but funk is very much alive in 2018.

Thanks for the tip. First time I've heard of them. Loving the album so far

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Reply #2 posted 06/15/18 4:33am

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EmmaMcG said:

Anybody looking for a great modern funk album can do a lot worse than checking out Chromeo's new album, titled 'Head Over Heals', which is out today. I've had a few days to digest the album and I can safely say that it's their best yet. It's a slight departure from their previous albums in that it features more live instruments than before but the end result is a much funkier sound that still has that same Chromeo feel to it. If you're still on the fence about it, check out the song "Bad Decision" and try not to feel the funk. Or have a listen to the song "Must've Been", which features The Time's Jesse Johnson on guitar. Prince may have passed away and George Clinton may be retiring next year but funk is very much alive in 2018.


I cant wait to listen to it. I loved Juice and Bedroom Calling dancing jig

I have all their albums and just another one to add to the collection. So glad they never gave up and kept on pushing.

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Reply #3 posted 06/15/18 5:03am

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LightOfArt said:



EmmaMcG said:


Anybody looking for a great modern funk album can do a lot worse than checking out Chromeo's new album, titled 'Head Over Heals', which is out today. I've had a few days to digest the album and I can safely say that it's their best yet. It's a slight departure from their previous albums in that it features more live instruments than before but the end result is a much funkier sound that still has that same Chromeo feel to it. If you're still on the fence about it, check out the song "Bad Decision" and try not to feel the funk. Or have a listen to the song "Must've Been", which features The Time's Jesse Johnson on guitar. Prince may have passed away and George Clinton may be retiring next year but funk is very much alive in 2018.

Thanks for the tip. First time I've heard of them. Loving the album so far



If you like this you'll probably like the band Tuxedo. Well, I say "band", it's just two guys. They've got two albums out, one called Tuxedo and the other called Tuxedo II. More old school style funk than Chromeo but I actually prefer that. Tuxedo have also recently released a new single called "Shy" featuring Zapp. So hopefully "Tuxedo III" is on the way!
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Reply #4 posted 06/15/18 5:39am

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Check out Breakbot

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Reply #5 posted 06/15/18 7:48am

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LightOfArt said:

Thanks for the tip. First time I've heard of them. Loving the album so far


WHAT?! How have you missed them over the years? I've been listening to Chromeo for a good decade at least. They don't have a particularly long catalog, so it is worth going back and listening to their music. They are huge Prince fans, as well as 70's and 80's funk/soul/R&B fans. It shows in their music. They take it funk to a new modern level.

They joke that they are the first successful Jew & Arab partnership.

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Reply #6 posted 06/15/18 10:23am

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I’m really impressed with the guest features on this. DRAM completely makes Must Have Been, the Amber Mark duet is fantastic and The Dream does his thing on Bedroom Calling Pt 2. Even Steflon Don and French Montana sound good on Don’t Sleep! Good to hear an album where the guests actually add something rather than just being tracked on.

I definitely agree with EmmaMcG, the album is very similar to Tuxedo. I’ve always thought Dave 1 (Chromeo singer) and Mayer Hawthorne (Tuxedo signer) have been a bit too similar for their own good but they have now more or less morphed into the same person! Same vocal style and same toungue in cheek lyrics. But I think both are great so it’s not really a problem to me!
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Reply #7 posted 06/16/18 5:48am

Romeoblu

Really enjoyable album. 5 great albums now. I just wished they were a bit more prolific.
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Reply #8 posted 06/16/18 11:06am

S2DG

Didn't know they had new work, thanks for the heads up! thumbs up!

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Reply #9 posted 06/16/18 11:27pm

LightOfArt

TrivialPursuit said:

LightOfArt said:

Thanks for the tip. First time I've heard of them. Loving the album so far


WHAT?! How have you missed them over the years? I've been listening to Chromeo for a good decade at least. They don't have a particularly long catalog, so it is worth going back and listening to their music. They are huge Prince fans, as well as 70's and 80's funk/soul/R&B fans. It shows in their music. They take it funk to a new modern level.

They joke that they are the first successful Jew & Arab partnership.

And they are cute as well biggrin

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Reply #10 posted 06/17/18 4:57am

novabrkr

Hmm, it's kinda underwhelming on the first listen. I can't be the only one?

Not spotting the type of super catchy hooks and varied production styles from track to track as on their earlier albums.

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Reply #11 posted 06/17/18 9:35pm

S2DG

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Hmm, it's kinda underwhelming on the first listen. I can't be the only one?

Not spotting the type of super catchy hooks and varied production styles from track to track as on their earlier albums.

I think it's one that will grow on me. I really like a couple of the songs and that's a good start.

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Reply #12 posted 06/18/18 6:12am

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Romeoblu said:

Really enjoyable album. 5 great albums now. I just wished they were a bit more prolific.


5 albums in 14 years isn't that bad. At least we don't have D'Angelo style gaps between albums. And while you're waiting for the next one you can check out similar artists like Tuxedo and Cool Million.
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