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ACL Music Fest 2014 Sunday Review

By Abby Johnston, October 3, 2014, Music


White Women (Atlantic)

Over its decade run, Chromeo has openly flirted with the absurd. Line by line, the Canadian duo leaves you wondering whether you should laugh or simply revel in its carefully constructed electronic R&B. Either way, they never stand still, and the moment the pure pop bliss of "Jealous (I Ain't With It)" opens its fourth offering, Chromeo romps to the dance floor. It's definitely a sore thumb moment, closer to a modern radio hit than the Prince-infused electronics that White Women traffics in, but they wear all shades of pop well, it turns out. The Eighties urgency of "Lost on the Way Home," which features a flawless duet with Solange, and "Old 45s" could segue into "Little Red Corvette" on a mixtape. Go ahead, laugh at tongue-in-cheek lines like, "You're a sexy socialite/ I wish you were a socialist/ Instead of worrying about your name on the list," but do so knowing that Chromeo is serious about getting you on the dance floor. (7pm, RetailMeNot stage)


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