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  • Summary: The fourth release for the Canadian electronic duo features guest appearances from Ezra Koenig, Solange and Toro Y Moi.
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Old 45s
Dudes just step to ya with a corny line Asking for your name, saying what's your sign? You turn around like boy quit talking to me He could pick you... See the rest of the song lyrics
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. May 13, 2014
    85
    There’s a fine line between irony and referential lightheartedness. We all need a vehicle to convey emotions, after all, and Chromeo’s is more stylish than most.
  2. May 14, 2014
    76
    White Women is the closest Chromeo have come yet to fully realizing their sound, but it's also far from perfect.
  3. 75
    This album does do something to placate their critics on this issue. Kind of.
  4. May 12, 2014
    70
    Featuring the ever-glorious Solange on vocals, it’s a moment of gracefulness that showcases Chromeo’s evident knowledge of when and how to take things down a notch. As a result, it largely accounts for the mostly-pleasant ride that the duo take us on with White Women.
  5. Oct 30, 2014
    67
    Go ahead, laugh at tongue-in-cheek lines like, "You're a sexy socialite/ I wish you were a socialist/ Instead of worrying about your name on the list," but do so knowing that Chromeo is serious about getting you on the dance floor.
  6. May 14, 2014
    60
    Generally the album hits all the right notes, with great vocals and solid sounds, but at times you may be overpowered by the sickly-sweet nature of the beast.
  7. 30
    Even a run of solid guest stars--Solange, Toro Y Moi and Vampire Weekend’s Ezra Koenig--can’t pump any passion into this flaccid cringe-fest.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. May 26, 2014
    9
    Well, well, Chromeo is back.

    This album is effing amazing. as Dinology says, this is by far their most polished and overall best album to
    Well, well, Chromeo is back.

    This album is effing amazing. as Dinology says, this is by far their most polished and overall best album to date. All songs are great. While there are no tracks that match the magic of Fancy Footwork, the album also features no duds. Amazing up beat funk that makes you unable to resist bobbing your head to the beat.
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  2. May 14, 2014
    9
    I discovered Chromeo about two months ago and have become a huge fan of their style. There's a sense of style with their music that hasn'tI discovered Chromeo about two months ago and have become a huge fan of their style. There's a sense of style with their music that hasn't been around in years, a mix of synth pop, rock guitar, soul, and funk that sounds like both a throwback and innovative. White Women continues that tradition with a further evolved style. There are at least five gems on this album (I'm not counting Sexy Socialite or Over Your Shoulder...those didn't stick with me). Play The Fool is some sort of retro fever dream mixed with modern sound. Love it. Expand
  3. May 14, 2014
    8
    While the production is not exactly groundbreaking, Chromeo managed to make this one of their most polished and the best album they have everWhile the production is not exactly groundbreaking, Chromeo managed to make this one of their most polished and the best album they have ever released in their career. Overall it is best to say this album is solid and fun to listen to. Expand
  4. Jun 3, 2014
    3
    Far too gimmicky for my taste. They have basically recreated disco sounds without adding much in the way of innovation. If you're going to apeFar too gimmicky for my taste. They have basically recreated disco sounds without adding much in the way of innovation. If you're going to ape a style, pick a better style than disco. Better throwback groups (like HAIM) bring something fresh and new to familiar styles. I just don't find that here. Sexy Socialite is one of the worst songs I've heard in a while. And the guitar riff on Jealous is super-cheesy, as are the lyrics. Expand