Thursday, December 15, 2011

Album Reviews with Kerin: Chromeo's "Business Casual"

Ladies, if you haven't heard of Chromeo, prepare to swoon. Really, really hard. Listening to Chromeo is like having a crush for the first time, and then realizing that your crush is really hot, speaks French, plays half a dozen instruments and sings songs about loving you right. It also feels like drowning while dancing, in the BEST WAY.

'Business Casual' is their latest full length and I have been non-stop jamming to it ever since it came out. It's one of those albums that I am always in the mood for, especially when I'm walking down the streets of New York and need something with a good beat. There is no feasible way to stand still and listen to Chromeo; they're infectious and get stuck in your head but not in the way that makes you want to listen to something else to make it go away. It just makes you want to listen to more Chromeo. They're undeniably smooth in their approach to get ladies (and men, because even my boyfriend has fallen victim to their charming ways) to fall in love with them. This album is the definition of swag and is for every kind of music lover, especially if you've got a soft spot for Michael Jackson who was an obvious influence.

My favorite tracks are probably all of them but since this is about giving recommendations and not just being under the Chromeo spell (can you tell that I am? This will be you in a few hours) I'll highly recommend their singles, "Hot Mess", "Don't Turn The Lights On" and "Night by Night." One listen is all it will take and then you'll illegally pirate the entire album and then the entire discography. Also, if you ever get the chance to see them live, I highly recommend it. I had the time of my life dancing and singing for two hours when they came to Terminal 5 this past November and it was the most fun I've had in a long time. Also the singer is incredibly gorgeous and definitely doesn't hurt the eyes. His name is Dave 1, and he dances like this:

Boom. I bet you just fell in love.

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