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Fancy Footwork
     

Fancy Footwork

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by Chromeo
 

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Back with a slicker set of moves and immaculately groomed hooks, on Fancy Footwork Chromeo are in even more control of their sound than they were on She's in Control. The duo's debut was undeniably fun, but it was such a slave to the rhythm that, at times, it was numbing; on this album, Chromeo take their electro textures and

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Back with a slicker set of moves and immaculately groomed hooks, on Fancy Footwork Chromeo are in even more control of their sound than they were on She's in Control. The duo's debut was undeniably fun, but it was such a slave to the rhythm that, at times, it was numbing; on this album, Chromeo take their electro textures and funky beats in a very pop direction, topping them with memorable melodies and witty lyrics. From the tongue-in-cheek drama of "Intro" -- which conjures visions of Chromeo ascending the stage from a cloud of dry ice -- Fancy Footwork builds on everything that made previous singles like "Needy Girl" good dirty fun. "Tenderoni" is a great example of the album's tighter, glossier sound and swivel-hipped rhythms, while "Fancy Footwork" itself boasts growling, squealing, and purring Moogs and a percussion breakdown made for busting a move. And, by trimming the fat off their tracks, Chromeo have made more room for knowing, entendre-laden fun. "Momma's Boy," with its instantly lovable electric piano riff and lyrics about finding your sweetie eerily similar to your folks, is a funny, catchy, twisted update on the Hall & Oates-style pop that the band loves so much. Skit-like humor seeps into "Call Me Up," which pauses while a girl looks around for Chromeo's phone number, and "My Girl is Calling Me (A Liar)," which ends with a brief conversation between Dave One and a talkboxing Pee Thug. Elsewhere, Dave and Pee show their sensitive side: "Bonafied Lovin" shows them taking more time to court a conquest, and the "Needy Girl" sequel "Opening Up" finds them trying monogamy -- and liking it. Even though Fancy Footwork's grooves aren't quite as deep as those on She's in Control, Chromeo's transformation into polished Lotharios with pop skills to match more than makes up for it.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/19/2007
Label:
Vice Records
UPC:
0075678998430
catalogNumber:
176252
Rank:
91456

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Chromeo   Primary Artist
Coco   Vocals
Adrian Harpham   Percussion,Roto Toms
Ozzie   Vocals
Craig Hodgeson   Saxophone
Farah Malik   Vocals
Mart One   Percussion
Melisa Young   Vocals
Adrian 'A-Dogg' Harpham   Percussion

Technical Credits

Greg "Frosty" Smith   Engineer
Jean Charles DeCastelbajac   Contributor
Chromeo   Composer,Audio Production
Santiago Marotto   Art Direction
Adrien Blanchet   Image Manipulation
Jeremie Rozan   Art Direction
Coralie Bailleuil   Image Manipulation
Charlotte Delarue   Art Direction
Kevin Kocher   Management
Samy Osta   Engineer

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Fancy Footwork 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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After seeing them perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC in October, I bought Chromeo's album two days later. They have a unique funk groove in their songs. It's very influenced by '80s funk groups Zapp, Ready For The World, Cameo, The Time and even Prince. But they stay in 2007 and remain modern without coming off as retro. You feel like you're transported back to 1981, 1984, 1985 and 1986 in several numbers. Bonafide Lover is the standout. Their lyrics have a lot of humor to them, of how they can be a slouch with the girl they're with in a relationship. This was one of the out of left field albums that I listened to in 2007, very creative in their sound.