12 Songs, 43 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five albums in, Chromeo prove they can still bring the funk. But unlike their clubbier past releases, which refashioned retro grooves for sweaty Brooklyn dance floors, Head Over Heels is broader and more human—and packed with guests. (DRAM, for instance, provides the raspy croon in album opener “Must've Been,” and The-Dream lifts “Bedroom Calling, Pt. 2” into a glitzy '80s jam). Recorded over two years in the pair’s first proper studio, a wood-paneled wonderland in Burbank, California, it features some of 2018’s biggest new artists (Stefflon Don, Amber Mark) alongside industry greats (Raphael Saadiq, The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson, and legendary bassist Pino Palladino). Or, as lead singer Dave 1 told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, “Old-school players and new-school cats—that’s our mix.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Five albums in, Chromeo prove they can still bring the funk. But unlike their clubbier past releases, which refashioned retro grooves for sweaty Brooklyn dance floors, Head Over Heels is broader and more human—and packed with guests. (DRAM, for instance, provides the raspy croon in album opener “Must've Been,” and The-Dream lifts “Bedroom Calling, Pt. 2” into a glitzy '80s jam). Recorded over two years in the pair’s first proper studio, a wood-paneled wonderland in Burbank, California, it features some of 2018’s biggest new artists (Stefflon Don, Amber Mark) alongside industry greats (Raphael Saadiq, The Time guitarist Jesse Johnson, and legendary bassist Pino Palladino). Or, as lead singer Dave 1 told Beats 1 host Zane Lowe, “Old-school players and new-school cats—that’s our mix.”

Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

ALVAREZZ3000 ,

Awesome surprise!

After the first three lackluster singles I was worried what the album would sound like, but after listening to bangers like, "Don't Sleep", "One Track Mind", and "Bad Decision", my love for Chromeo is back! I only wish the album was a little longer.

j_olson ,

Chromeo Rules The World

Chromeo's 2014 LP White Women was a BLAST. Twelve tracks of infectious electropop that didn't receive nearly the acclaim or commercial success it deserved. Head Over Heels is every bit as addictive but markedly more funky. High production value, slick instrumentation, incredible hooks. There is nothing here not to love. Longtime fan or newbie, you WILL NOT regret taking the Head Over Heels plunge.

Highlights:
Must've Been
One Track Mind
Count Me Out
Bad Decision
Juice
Bedroom Calling Pts. 1 & 2
Room Service

formatinghgbisunbeatleuble ,

Funky as Ever

Yes, the singles seem thoughtless and vapid, this I’ll agree with. However, the rest of the album is true blue and fresh. I’d say it’s as good as the last if not superior. An extremely fun bunch of songs to run, dance and drive to.

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