Fancy Footwork

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/19/2007
  • Label: Vice Records
  • UPC: 075678998430
  • Catalog Number: 176252
  • Sales rank: 35,216

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Intro (1:08)
  2. 2 Tenderoni (4:14)
  3. 3 Fancy Footwork (3:18)
  4. 4 Bonafied Lovin (Tough Guys) (4:32)
  5. 5 My Girl Is Calling Me (A Liar) (2:20)
  6. 6 Outta Sight (2:36)
  7. 7 Opening Up (Ce Soir on Danse) (4:58)
  8. 8 Momma's Boy (2:49)
  9. 9 Call Me Up (4:11)
  10. 10 Waiting 4 U (3:47)
  11. 11 100% (6:00)
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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
Simon Davey Mastering
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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Good balance of modern sounds and '80s funk

    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.

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