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Business Casual

Chromeo Audio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 14, 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B003TL0IT0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,531 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

The men of Chromeo are about to release 'Business Casual,' which is their third full-length album and a testament to the growth and further sophistication the band has undergone over the many years they've been collaborating. After their sophomore release, 'Fancy Footwork,' pushed them into the stratosphere of party-rocking, club-banging, and heart-thrilling electrofunk, we might consider 'Business Casual' their postgraduate work. Where does a group go after mastering their craft? Do they rest on their laurels? Do they retreat into self-parody? Neighbor, please. Chromeo, in 2010, have pushed forward into yet newer levels of song craft and body moving music that is respectfully indebted to its noble inspirations while still being fully contemporary. Are there lush string arrangements on 'Don't Walk Away?' Do we have Moroder-esque analog synth layers draped all over 'Don't Turn The Lights On?' Is there a fully authentic French ballad (don't forget, Dave and P are of the Québécois persuasion and will never abandon those roots) in 'J'ai Claqué la porte?' Well yes, actually, to all of the above. But what's this we have here? The flip side of Chromeo, the emotional gangster tracks, are still here on 'Business Casual,' represented by titles such as 'Hot Mess,' 'I'm Not Contagious,' and 'You Make It Rough.' And, newly added to the roster, we have the straight-up pop, vanilla in the best sense (creamy and smooth), of 'The Right Type,' a get-up-and-go tune in the greatest 80s tradition, and the album closer, 'Grow Up,' which almost sounds like golden era Billy Joel backed up by Cameo. How real is that? Lyrically, Dave continues to mine the rich vein of affairs of the heart. Is there really any other topic that Chromeo needs to cover? Arrogant ladies, dancefloor seduction, boudoir skills, love gone wrong, and knights in shining armor... Chromeo does all this and more with their trademark Franco-insouciance-that-borders-on-coolness and their always sexy worldliness (pause). In these uncertain times of financial upheaval and musical mediocrity, Chromeo's 'Business Casual' is a testament to the fact that inspirational funk shall always prevail. Vive le Chromeo!

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Super retro Funky! September 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Chromeo are electro-Funk duo Patrick "P-Thugg" Gemayel and David "Dave 1" Macklovitch from Canada, and their retro sound is redolent of eighties bands like Zapp, Hall & Oates or Cameo, not to mention that David's vocals recall Ray Parker Junior.

The songs are bouncy catchy fun; the falsetto-sung "Hot mess" with great drum breaks, "I'm not contagious" sounding like Zapp (thanks to P-Thugg's vocoder sounds), while the galloping "Night by night" is groovy with a great guitar solo. "Don't turn the lights on" features a choppy and slippery bassline, while the epic 7 minute long "You make it rough" is Prince-meets-LCD Soundsystem with its lengthy electronic-laden breaks.

The light Funky "When the night falls" is enhanced by Solange's vocals in the chorus. Highlight has got to be "Don't walk away" with an incredible Disco-style string section and lyrics about a changing relationship. "J'ai claque la Porte" is a lilting ballad sung in French over delicate electronic beats, spare synths and tenderly picked acoustic guitar.

"The right type" is 80s Pop while closing Glam/Pop "Grow up" reminds one of Adam Ant. Such is the variety on this incredible album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid Chromeo September 14, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Nse Ette gave a great review of Chromeo's sound. I would just add in relation to their other albums, She's in Control and Fancy Footwork, I don't think this album is as good. It's still a very solid album and I would recommend buying it if you've liked their previous work, but I didn't find it quite as engaging. Overall though a good record that is better than a lot of music being made.
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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Waited Over 20 Years For This October 18, 2010
Format:Audio CD
Somebody told me that music is cyclical and in time the dance/funk sound of the late 70's and 80's would return. I just didn't think it would happen to such an extents of perfection. Hot Mess can be considered a "Classic Song" and by that I mean it has the capability of withstanding the years. I spent the peak period of my life during the decade of the late seventies and 80's, my Twenties. I can attest that it is that period of time that an individuals taste of music becomes embedded within themselves. Also it should be known that I own well over 2,000 CD's spanning the decades from 50/60's doo-wop, Motown, Teen 60's pop, Beatles, Stones and the other bands that made up the British Invasion, 70's music from the likes of Robin Trower, Disco, Grateful Dead, 10cc Godley Creme, Paul Simon, Carly Simon, Electric Light Orchestra. Then came what is now know as 80's music at a time when I entered my 20's along with falling in love and eventually married. The music scene evolved in that decade and is now simply referred to as "80's music". Cars, Duran Duran, Madonna, Pointer Sisters, and a slew of one hit wonders took synch pop and added a dance beat for a decade of happy dance hits. Stewing in the background like some some plot to kill bubbled RAP, which I refer to as CRAP. I never understood the derogatory type of music that is vulgar, with a mix of ranting blasphemy and brain washing messages where profanity and hatred towards women, or anybody or thing is the norm. Although I do like Eminem to some extent. Other than him. Rap to me is CRAP and has been removed from my extensive music collection and is avoided like the plague. I did enjoy some 90's music with the likes of Violent Femmes, 10 thousand maniacs, R.E.M, Toni Braxton, Enigma. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great cd! December 18, 2010
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great cd. if you like dance/techno with a little bit of a hip-hop feel you'll love this cd. im a huge fan of chromeo.
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By Recluse
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Another group I never heard of, probably because my musical tastes were different when this album came out. I heard "Over Your Shoulder" from their upcoming album and liked it so much that I investigated the back catalog. Business Casual didn't disappoint. I'd have to say the stand out songs for me are "Night by Night" and "When the Night Falls".
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nice recording. October 30, 2013
By Emil E.
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
Very good quality . The music is fantastic. I believe is a music for all ages and for all kinds of musical tastes. The sound quality is superb .
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great album! July 22, 2013
By gchild
Format:Audio CD
Chromeo made a really awesome album. From top to bottom this has a bunch of great songs. I have always been a fan because there music is really different and great to dance to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Album!! May 28, 2013
Format:Vinyl|Verified Purchase
"the only successful Arab/Jewish partnership since the dawn of human culture." -- Chromeo LOL love it, great dancing music, with an 80's throwback feel.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent album
The popular songs on the album were great. The rest just felt like fillers. Buy it if you're into this music.
Published 10 months ago by TheCheese
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! Good condition
Doesn't skip at all, just like new for a really good price. All of the songs are awesome and I love it :)
Published 11 months ago by Allison Kathy-Kathleen
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just for fans of this genre!
Greatest hits quality, the first 7 tracks really zing. Two-man set, keyboards, but also electric guitar and strings and stuff in accompaniment on some tracks. Read more
Published 15 months ago by J. Knight
4.0 out of 5 stars Chromeeeoo! Oooh!!!!
Ive been a big fan of chromeo since their humble beginnings and love them greatly. I feel on this album they kind of matured a bit and while that is good for any band, it kind of... Read more
Published 16 months ago by daftchild89
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible
I was born in 79, so during the 80s i was young enough that music didn't matter that much to me, but once i was in college i discovered my love for 80s music. Read more
Published on September 7, 2011 by Charles M Jorgenson
5.0 out of 5 stars Chromeo = Talent
Chromeo are a slick hybrid... 21st century digital ditties blended with a healthy dose of uber-hot 70's funk! Read more
Published on June 15, 2011 by Robert H Teachey
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Casual
Im at work..making it quick...

The album is nice..features a couple good jams...but they could have thrown more funk on it than new wave. Read more
Published on December 27, 2010 by Isaiah K. Tolbert
5.0 out of 5 stars chromeo
good third album from the canadian elettro beat duo Chromeo! less elettronic than the other two album,and more melodic,Dave One and P Thugg are the knight of the modern elettro... Read more
Published on December 9, 2010 by Matteo Basso
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