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White Women
     

White Women

by Chromeo
 

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Named after a coffee table book from fashion photographer Helmut Newton, White Women is an equally titillating, prose-free, and '80s-embracing effort from Canadian electro-pop duo Chromeo, who are hitting their stride when it comes to hooks, although they arguably stumble when it comes to cute. Case in

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Named after a coffee table book from fashion photographer Helmut Newton, White Women is an equally titillating, prose-free, and '80s-embracing effort from Canadian electro-pop duo Chromeo, who are hitting their stride when it comes to hooks, although they arguably stumble when it comes to cute. Case in point is a light electro lark called "Sexy Socialite," an easy singalong candidate if "I could be your boyfriend and your counselor" and other cringe-worthy bits didn't drive the track off the cheeky cliff, but this minor speed bump is overshadowed by 11 other cuts that could have come from a Prince side project launched during the fruitful Purple Rain era. Finger-poppin' funk and Morris Day-styled come-ons like "What matters to me is what's inside/And a little backside too/Can I get a bird's eye view?" drive the cool swaying single "Over Your Shoulder" into highlight territory. "Come Alive" comes on strong with a popping bass and a guest appearance from Toro y Moi as it falls somewhere between the easy cool of DeBarge and the bright disco joy of Earth, Wind, & Fire. Speaking of guest appearances, Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig returns to croon the miniature bridge that's appropriately titled "Ezra's Interlude" while Solange appears on the great "Lost on the Way Home," an R. Kelly-styled love duet served with a touch of Kavinsky's sound, meaning 16-bit video game music and Reagan-era movie soundtracks. One iffy joke don't stop no show, so take White Women as fun, frivolous, and floor-filling stuff where that slick '80s flair is gloriously bolstered by that modern dancefloor punch.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/12/2014
Label:
Big Beat / Wea
UPC:
0075678673146
catalogNumber:
542269
Rank:
52143

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Performance Credits

Chromeo   Primary Artist
Paul Pesco   Guitar
Tawatha Agee   Background Vocals
Ben Jacobs   Pilot Vocals
Noelle Scaggs   Background Vocals
Pat Mahoney   Drums
Taku Hirano   Percussion
James Casey   Saxophone
Adrian 'A-Dogg' Harpham   Drums
Erika Spring   Background Vocals
Louisahhh!!!   Rap
Asian Dan   Bass
Ozzie   Rap

Technical Credits

Rob Mounsey   String Arrangements
Justin Meldal-Johnsen   Composer
A-Trak   Advisor
Chromeo   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation,Additional Production
Entcho Todorov   String Section
Todd Low   String Section
Jeremie Rozan   Art Direction,Back Cover Photo
Charlotte Delarue   Art Direction
Kevin Kocher   Executive Producer
Sean Walsh   Vocal Producer
Ezra Koenig   Composer,Instrumentation
Katie Kresek   String Section
Tom Gardner   Engineer
Dave Eggar   String Section
Julie Goodale   String Section
O. Goldstein   Composer
Oligee   Producer,Instrumentation,Additional Production
V. Oliver   Composer
Thad DeBrock   Instrumentation
Chaz Bundick   Composer
Patrick Gemayel   Composer
David Macklovitch   Composer
Peter Schön   String Section
Adrien Blanchat   Image Manipulation
Solange Knowles   Composer
Pat Mangan   String Section
Malik Lacheheb   Image Manipulation
Benjamin Bastide   Image Manipulation
Tha Funk Lordz   Executive Producer
Rommel Villanueva   Engineer
Rachel Goulb   String Section
Oliver   Producer,Instrumentation

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