Business Casual A major-label deal hasn't led to any substantial changes in this duo's retro-electro sound. On Business Casual they remain adept students of the Hall &… Business Casual A major-label deal hasn't led to any substantial changes in this duo's retro-electro sound. On Business Casual they remain adept students of the Hall &… 2010-09-14 Chromeo Pop
Music Review

Business Casual (2010)

Chromeo | DON'T TURN THE LIGHTS ON Chromeo
DON'T TURN THE LIGHTS ON Chromeo
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Sep 14, 2010; Lead Performance: Chromeo; Genre: Pop

A major-label deal hasn't led to any substantial changes in this duo's retro-electro sound. On Business Casual they remain adept students of the Hall & Oates school of hooks, which they surround with gleaming synth grooves and robotic talkbox solos that recall '80s funk masters like Zapp & Roger. Are they kidding or paying serious homage? Singer Dave 1's wry pickup lines suggest the former, but it's impossible to say for sure. B

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Originally posted Sep 08, 2010 Published in issue #1120-1121 Sep 17, 2010 Order article reprints