Wed Oct 14 2009
Time Out Ratings<strong>Rating: </strong>3/5
Many critics, including at least one in these very pages, have occasionally accused Chromeo of glazing its '80s-referencing electro-R&B sound with just a tad too much irony. But after listening to the duo's edition of the venerable DJ-Kicks mix-CD series, we take it back—despite the presence of Leo Sayer's "Easy to Love"; we could never deal with that guy's voice. The set trawls through Italodisco (Kano's "Ikeya-Seki"), shuffle-beat disco (Cheri's "Murphy's Law") and plain old disco disco (France Joli's gorgeous "Gonna Get Over You"), along with groovy synth-funk, electro and Chromeo's nice take on the Eagles' "I Can't Tell You Why." Hell, we'll even dance to that Sayer track.