Chromeo are back with their own brand of dance groove music that blends together elements of funk, pop, soul, and electronic. Much akin to Mark Ronson, Tuxedo, and even Calvin Harris’ latest efforts. Head Over Heels is all about feel good music and while it does dig into funk quite a bit, it’s really only surface level – funk-lite if you will. That’s probably why I couldn’t get into the project that much. There were moments that left me bopping my head along with the rhythms but those were few and far in between. Yes, the production is clean and crisp and they check off a lot of the stereotypical elements of classic dance/funk but everything they have to offer here is so shallow and devoid of any real soul that not even their varied array of guest features could do much to save it. All this album did was make me want to listen to some real funk.
If I didn't know better and I just heard Allan Kingdom's last two projects together, I would assume that 'Peanut Butter Prince' was the one that came earlier in his career; it's that much of a step back.
Dada Life's "Our Nation" is enjoyable in that it's more Dada and they do those monster, face-melting songs as good as anyone out there, but the album as a whole feels a bit too formulaic and at times outdated compared to where everyone else is in EDM.
On Caer, for every moment of true brilliance there are moments of head scratching mundanity, but regardless of these concerns, it's still an extremely smooth listen and another lesson from Twin Shadow in crafting sparkling pop hooks.
Have you heard Head Over Heels? What’d you think about it? Did you find it lacking of any real soul? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Chromeo – Head Over Heels Reaction
Everything Chromeo has to offer here is so shallow and devoid of any real soul that not even their varied array of guest features could do much to save it. All this album did was make me want to listen to some real funk.