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White Women

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May 13, 2014

Chromeo's fourth album has everything from smooth Chic guitar joints to flourishes of Euro hi-NRG and modern dance pop so shiny it could have been produced by Dr. Luke. The Canadian duo's disco revival isn't quite as cheeky as similar efforts from, say, Duck Sauce (co-founded by Chromeo singer Dave 1's little brother A-Trak) – but songs like "Sexy Socialite" are clearly meant as clever fun all the same. Your enjoyment may hinge on whether you hear Dave 1's lines as those of a con man trying to persuade you to like him or an endearingly nervous wreck terrified that you don't. On "Old 45's," meanwhile, he sounds both earnest and sure. It's an easy song to leave on repeat.

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