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  • Summary: The electro-funk duo returns with its third album of new wave-inspired songs and crooning synthesizer-heavy jams.
  • Record Label: Atlantic
  • Genre(s): Electronic, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Club/Dance, Indie Electronic
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  1. The record opens with a powerful three-part salvo crafted for maximum dance-floor penetration.
  2. 78
    Business Casual is the sound of Chromeo having wholly realized its vision. The only question is where does the duo go from here without becoming a tired party trick? Chromeo just might want to get out while the getting's still good.
  3. Their signature '80s homage is consistent across their songwriting, lyrics, album covers, and design - even their videos. And despite their claims to the contrary, the duo have enough self-aware irony to rise above the level of a throwback novelty act or a one-trick nostalgia pony.
  4. More money means more studio time, and more studio time can lead to more experimentation; as such, Business Casual's most successful moments are the result of genre-related leg-stretching.
  5. Business Casual will probably slay people at parties, on Urban Outfitters sales floors and as part of the pre-concert entertainment over the P.A. But it'll probably have the same seven-month shelf life as Fancy Footwork did.
  6. If it didn't capture the fun of '80s pop, it just wouldn't be Chromeo. And for their third album, Pee Thug and Dave One are as campy and faithful to their roots as humanly (and robotically) possible.
  7. 40
    Their one great idea grows tiresome over an album's length. [Oct 2010, p.88]

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  1. Sep 14, 2010
    9
    Great album!Great Songs and I don't want to stop listen this album!!Definitely one of the best albums of 2010. I´m Not ContagiousGreat album!Great Songs and I don't want to stop listen this album!!Definitely one of the best albums of 2010. I´m Not Contagious and You Make It Rough is brilliant!! Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2014
    9
    A perfect balance capturing the sounds of the 80's along with a modern feel to it. Songs such as night by night and hot mess the album alreadyA perfect balance capturing the sounds of the 80's along with a modern feel to it. Songs such as night by night and hot mess the album already sores passed most hip hop albums released today. Expand