- Summary: The fifth full-length release for the Canadian electro-funk duo features guest appearances from D.R.A.M., French Montana, Amber Mark, Stefflon Don, and The-Dream.
- Record Label: WEA
- Genre(s): Electronic
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Jun 15, 2018Chromeo specializes in upbeat, retro-embracing synth-funk—but, unlike others in a similar vein, the Canadian duo exists in an area somewhere between a come-hither wink and a seduction parody. On Head Over Heels, the group strikes a perfect balance between these extremes. Credit for this goes to the roster of impressive special guests.
Jun 15, 2018It’s not perfect; a couple of the album’s feature spots from the likes of D.R.A.M. and Stefflon Don feel a little crowbarred-in, there's less of the punchiness that characterised the duo's early work, and the lounge-funk interlude of Right Back Home To You goes on for at least a minute too long. But when the pieces fall into place there aren’t many bands that exude this much ridiculous, filthy, party-starting energy.
Jun 15, 2018That's not to say there aren't glorious passages on Head Over Heels. Listen to the long, climbing curve in the second round of backing vocals during the chorus of "Right Back Home to You;" the shimmering, too-brief melodic interlude in "Count Me Out," which is so rich it could serve as the basis for another song entirely; or the groove on "Slumming It," which is an impeccable riff on Chemise's "She Can't Love You." But these moments are fleeting, and there aren't enough of them to make you fall head over heels for this album.
Jul 17, 2018At their best, Chromeo are a big, dumb party, the embodiment of guilty pleasure much like the cheesiest moments of the '80s hits they emulate. But a few choice songs, special guests, and Chromeo's studied arsenal of '80s signifiers can't keep Head Over Heels from growing tiresome, absent the hooks required to keep the party going.
Positive: 2 out of 2
Mixed: 0 out of 2
Negative: 0 out of 2
Jun 25, 2018The album is great cover to cover. Although White Women had more memorable tracks like "Come Alive" and "Old 45s", Head Over Heels never has aThe album is great cover to cover. Although White Women had more memorable tracks like "Come Alive" and "Old 45s", Head Over Heels never has a dull moment and consistently brings the funk.… Expand
Jun 28, 2018The first listen led my ears to believe that Chromeo had sold out for a safer, radio-friendly sound. Fortunately, after half a dozen plays,The first listen led my ears to believe that Chromeo had sold out for a safer, radio-friendly sound. Fortunately, after half a dozen plays, i'm hooked! The first two tracks, Must've Been and Don't Sleep, are duds, but once One Track Mind kicks in, the album really starts to shine. This isn't necessarily the duo's strongest songwriting, but the production and funk are on POINT! The last five tracks, especially the Bedroom Calling suite and Slumming It, are pure electro-funk perfection. Being a funk-lover and fellow Canadian, this duo seems to never let me down! I also strongly suggest you catch one of their live shows. "Funk forever, mother*******!"… Expand
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