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Risque

CHIC

1979

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Risque

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3.31

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Did you know that "Good Times" is over 8 minutes long? I sure didn't before today. Let me tell you, that's about 6 minutes longer than it needs to be. And, as annoying as that song is, it's the best part of this whole record. Disco is just the worst.

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Good Disco album can hear where the samples have been taken for other tracks

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Good Times + a lot of filler.

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I cringed when the first song started. The dreaded disco that I hated with passion and now I have to listen to it. I always thought there was a special place in hell reserved for the bands that played this. But wait! I'm starting to like the first song. This can't be. Am I going to hell too? Fortunately, after half liking the first song I truly hated the rest. No postmortal global warming for me

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Disco funk!

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5

Nile and co will always get my vote

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5

bops

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5

Oh man, funk and groove galore, I loved this album.

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Dancy

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5

love love love YESSS funkaay disco monday morning I am feeeeling it

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5

Bängeri Skön funk

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Qué agradable disco, todo este sonido sí me gusta, jajaja, y creo que justo antes de iniciar los 80, ya a poco más de 40 años de su lanzamiento, uno puede apreciar hasta el día de hoy la influencia. Todas las canciones me gustaron bastante, excepto "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)". Aunque comparte estilos con C'EST CHIC, se pueden apreciar otras búsquedas acá. Qué risa además el "te quiero" intercalado y el "te quiero... papi" final de "A Warm Summer Night". Una media hora muy buena. 9.5/10.

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5

Bloody love Chic (and Nile Rodgers). Forbidden Lover and my feet keep dancing are up there with my favourites of theirs. 5/5

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Great vibes

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5

Short album of absolute bangers

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5

Loved this

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5

Bernie. Edwards. Makes it a 5.

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5

Loved it! Super funky and great with the new setup at home. Amazing to hear the clear line of sight towards the bands that would this album would go on to influence. Definitely putting this one on high rotation.

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5

Good TIME!!!

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Интересный гитарный поп в стиле 80-х

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It is hard to give any album that starts with a full 8-minute version of Good Times anything less than 5 stars. The opener and the other two singles, which are also great, form half of the album. Hence, it follows that \[(4+5)/2=4.5 + \mbox{the perfect sound} = 5 *.\]

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Нужно послушать)

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Så er der sgu dømt dansevenligt disco! Kort og genialt

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5

This was thoroughly enjoyable. Soulful, funky, it has it all. Loved it!

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5

love this! these are the 70s disco vibes i'm here for! love the instrumentals having orchestral sounds as well as nice drums and guitar, that's one of my favorite things about the genre. Good Times is of course a classic, and I know it so it stands out already, but I enjoyed all the other songs as well!

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Good Times. Leave your cares behind. Those two lines say it all.

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5

Отличный ритм

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5

Absolute corker

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5

Disco-soul-funk. Un megahit. Venga, un 5.

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5

Obviously a core record, designed to make you shake tha bootay

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5

I think more people would like disco than care to admit. The bassline in Good Times is worthy of 5 stars alone, really like that it was sampled and squires a lot of later tracks.

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5

Had some fun with this one

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5

Good Times!! This is a album full of peak 70's disco boogie funk goodness.

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5

Now this I can listen for eternity

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Aw hell yeah... soon as I heard the first little riff I knew I was gonna like it. I think I need to admit that I really, really like disco haha. edit: the ballad-y songs are kinda bland, should be all upbeat numbers like the first one. 4/5 cause they're not all bangers.

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Some really lush tracks on this album, that's the best way I can describe it. I liked it a lot more than the other CHIC album I listened to.

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Törkysen kova. Levy miltä löytyy oma top5 bassoriffi. Say. No. More.

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the best band to put on at a party

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who said disco is dead?

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Good Times is perfect.

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Jams

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smoooooove bass on this album, man

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8/10 Good times es un rolololon que ya esta en el olimpo de las canciones

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4

Divertido de escuchar y con ritmos pegadizos y bien elaborados

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Super chill, ligerito, digerible y con una cantidad moderada de especias, como una pechugita de pollo a las finas hierbas. ¿Qué puedo decir? me gusta Chic mucho y fue agradable oir el disco. Canción fav: Good times porque soy basic bitch I guess. Mención honorifica: Will You Cry, porque es una balada que me agradó y a mi me gusta una balada una vez cada mil años. Mood: Tomando mi tecito caliente en un día frio pero soleado.

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37 minutes of straight up boner music.

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that's what i'm talking about

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These are the good times

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Good times

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VERY short and very sweet, it’s saccharine, molasses thick. This album is vibes central and the vibes are good. It starts out with one of the most memorable bass lines ever and the vibes keep coming. I had an epiphany while listening: this is proto hip hop, all the songs stay on the break the whole tome so people can keep dancing, the songs don’t have the traditional verse/chorus/bridge format. Which, if intentional is revolutionary. In the slower “Will You Cry” is basically vapor wave before vapor wave. I bet this album has been sampled a million times and for good reason. Put it on and the party gets going. It’s a 4, maybe even a 5.

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It feels goooooood. Unique sound that seems more substantial than other disco. Deep grooves. Attitude. White guy dancing at my standing desk. Sustained songs - they're not rushing anything. I thought A Warm Summer Night felt repetitive but I think that's exactly the point - it repeats the same romantic pattern like the evenings it describes. My Feet Keep Dancing is six minutes of joy, chimes, and incredible bass. The songs are long and the album is short. I love it. A-

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Nice soft disco

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Very decent album songs are kind of samey but theres some classics on there

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Good album. The whole sound top to bottom is pretty consistent, and a really strong introduction with Good Times. Some of the tracks drag on a little, no doubt because of the dance floor audience, but a very listenable album.

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When this record flies, it soars! Even for "Good Times" alone, it deserves a place on this list. But I also can't help but feel like tracks like "A Warm Summer Night" fall too easily into this kind of soft radio disco mode that just hasn't aged all that well. Rating 3.5/5 Favourite Tracks: Good Times, My Forbidden Lover, My Feet Keep Dancing, Best

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Immediately recognized Good Times but did not know the band that made that great song. Now I do!

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Detailed and beautifully crafted dance music. It got kinda boring after the second half though, I think it was not supposed to be an album rather than a collection of Dance songs. Another interesting fact was this album was released in the same year which "Disco Demolition Night" happened.

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Bisher nie mit beschäftigt aber viele Wiedererkennungs-Lieder und tolle Songs insgesamt! Weiss jetzt wer Chic ist!

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This clearly inspired Daft Punk and the likes. Great upbeat disco, bouncy bass lines, funky guitar riffs.

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God, disco is the best, but every track is so goddamn long without really introducing new stuff

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Disco guitar fun, will be revisiting

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Groovy classic! Música de festa de casamento!

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Classic music for classic times

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it was great nothing I've ever really heard before

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4

-"Good Times" was good. Also the bass in the bridge sounded like Uptown Funk -Quite a few catchy tracks, an overall solid disco album

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essential. somewhat repetitive but very influential

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Luscious late ‘70s funk/R&B. Borders on disco (shudder), but that bass is oh so nice. Remember the name Bernard Edwards!

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It’s boppy and I like it.

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Chic. Say no more !!!! Good Times !!

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July 23, 2021 Enjoyed this, although I have to admit it kind of turned into background music and I didn't notice when the album ended and autoplayed something else. But it's funky!

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Setentero disco.

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starts off especially strong with Good Times, although i think it overstays it's welcome by a couple of minutes. while each song was extremely groovy it suffers from being quite repetitive. The runtime is quite short though which keeps the good times rolling without bearing too hard on the listener. 3.5 to a 4/5

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Very talented musicians and singers. But after 8 minutes of good times, I didn't need to listen to the rest.

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Absolute class… derided a bit in its day, but this has proved to be an absolute disco funk classic!

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C'est fantastique

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Good Times is a multi-generational party anthem. The bass and guitar are timeless and have been sampled by many over the last 4 decades. I was half-expecting the other tracks to be filler, but I found most (5/7) of them catchy and danceable, especially Forbidden Lover. And Spotify kindly sent me to Dimitri from Paris remixes of Chic afterward. What a bonus!

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Straight up disco-funk. It's peppy and absolutely resonates with the time in history it's from. I like it.

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Un excellent album. Je vais d'ailleurs très prochainement apprendre la ligne de basse du morceau Good Times et la jouer dans une story Instagram sur mon compte @robnucléaire.

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Good Times is a great song, a classic! But is it enough to raise this album to Must listen status? The 2nd song...A Warm Summer Night is a boring, formulaic sounding balad that just lies there for me. 3rd song My Feet Keep Dancing; Meh! Too long, not a great hook. I won't bore with a song by song analysis. I will say that Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song) is a very good song breaking forom the disco formula very successfully. All in all a good album from the era with one absolutely classic tune. 3.75 stars

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Aawwwwwwwwwww sheeeeeeeeeit. Yeah, that opening on Good Times. This album is great. The bass playing alone on this album makes me want to listen to it.

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4

A much better album than I'd imagined. More cohesive, less single-driven. Great.

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Classy disco, Rodgers and Edward create brilliant compositions with that unique Chic sound - intricate bass parts and that double recorded funk guitar let’s you know this is a quality record from the Chic organisation.

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Awesome

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A fun fusion of disco/r&b/soul that doesn't over stay its welcome and has aged fairly well

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Enjoyable, very early disco vibes

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Solid disco hits

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Groovy

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Звук напоминает диско.

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Disko

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The best band of the disco era hands down.

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Disco når det er bedst, sprøde baslinjer, stryger, groovy, funky

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Ah yeah - we got the funk. Get ready for some interpolation. Super interesting to me how *long* funk songs are - very similar to jazz in the sense that the musicians just get 'in the groove' and get after it.

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Love the bass lines

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Pretty solid record, I'm not a huge disco fan but I can appreciate the musicality and just making some groovin' tunes. Was definitely bobbing my head along.

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Great band, but every song sounds like something else. Still enjoyable though

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I really liked this, I hadn't heard of the band but I had heard many of these songs.

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Party time!

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4

Excellent. Such musicianship and sophistication. Loved it.

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Good Times, enough said.

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Listened Before? P Well, THIS was a surprise. I loved this album. Solid funk/disco stuff from the 70s. Awesome! Pros: Groovy, catchy, danceable songs beginning to end. Not too long! Cons: Not many. Maybe the individual length of some of the songs, but for the big hit on the record: Good Times, I know for a fact a radio edit exists. Added to Library? Y Songs Added to Playlist: Good Times,

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Superb smooth and funky disco. I think it is better than it’s predecessor, C’est Chic due to the comprehensive and mature quality of all tracks - no filler here although there is still the repetition of refrains that keep Chic songs in clubs. Excellent.

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Second Chic album to come up.The first album had one great song and a lot of filler. This album also has one great song but the rest of the album is pretty good too

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I am not familiar with CHIC and their third album RISQUÉ. As a punk / post-punk listener, I remember distinctly there being an anti-disco vibe in the late 70’s here in America, so this will be my first disco album that I’ve listened to. After listening to RISQUÉ, this album is decent. First, surprised that how much “Good Times” influenced QUEEN’s “Another One Bites The Dust”. Also surprised that the songs started out on the longish running time. In 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die, with CHIC - RISQUÉ, there is one previous album listed: C’EST CHIC (1978) Rate Artist: CHIC (3.0) Rate Album (Year): RISQUÉ (US 1979 Original) (4.0) Ranking of CHIC - RISQUÉ songs No. Title Length 1. "Good Times" 8:08 08.5/10 2. "A Warm Summer Night" 6:10 07.5/10 3. "My Feet Keep Dancing" 6:38 08.5/10 4. "My Forbidden Lover" 4:39 08.5/10 5. "Can't Stand to Love You" 2:56 07.0/10 6. "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)" 4:06 07.0/10 7. "What About Me?" 4:09 08.0/10 US 1979 Original Release 55.0/70 = 7.86 / 2 = 3.93

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Disco

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This is funky fun and uplifting. The bass throughout is so good. Stand out tracks - Good Times - My Forbidden Lover 4/5

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Lot of songs one here just as good as Good Time, but you can see why that was the hit. Not bad.

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I really wish someone had had a quiet word with Nile Rodgers and told him to swerve the ballads and stick with the disco bangers. I guess he was keen to show his range, because he really does have range, but if you can write Good Times, We Are Family, Le Freak, Upside Down et al, just do more of that. This is a 5 star all day long if you exclude A Warm Summer Night and Will You Cry. Shame.

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Good times

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Very good listen. I love the disco vibes, and I think it's a fitting album for when you want to relax and just dance. I liked the first half better, but the second one is also strong. Favourite track: Good Times.

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Classic record! "Good Times" is the most infamous sample in hip hop history, the one that started it all for "Rapper's Delight." Other great songs on here too that would lend well to samples, if they haven't already. I thought the structure was really interesting, only seven tracks and the first three front-loaded the runtime. A great experience. Favorite tracks: Good Times, Warm Summer Night, My Forbidden Lover. Album art: Is this the band? Looks like an old timey saloon where a shootout is about to occur. Pretty cool shot, don't love the black and white. 4/5

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Great kick off to the week. Good times is a classic. And while I have never heard the rest of these songs, I felt like I had to some degree. I'm sure they were on radios at some point. Every song was really catch and could easily be danced too. This also might be our first Disco album?? Either way this was a great album.

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4

Great album & group!!! Loved the songs!!

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4

This is actually really underrated. Super catchy with "Good Times" being the obvious mega hit but all others are great too. Maybe the easiest album to listen to, 300+ albums into this. 8/10.

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4

Very relaxing

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3

It was ok. I'm not a fan of disco. There were some great bass lines in there.

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i know a lot of disco music is repetitive, which i usually don't mind... but for some reason this album got annoying very quickly.

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1979: Good Times, A Warm Summer Night, My Forbidden Lover

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Fun, sticky melodies. Songs can be a little long and a little repetitive. But the instrumentals are lush and fun. 3.5. Favorite tracks: "Good Times", "What About Me", "Will You Cry When You Hear This Song"

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Similar to EWAF I respect them a lot but it wasn’t my favorite to listen to.

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3

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I don't love disco. Don't really like disco. But damn it! When it comes on, it is impossible to not dance and smile.

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3

Funky classics.

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3

Enjoy the rhythms and beats, but the repetition quickly fades to the background - hard to actively listen to this album.

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3.5 stars

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Kuuntelussa vasta perjantaina ja sopi tunnelmaan

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Good Times a fucking banger and a classic! Cool and funky, nice and consice. Loved some of the songs on this. Probably won't revisit but I like this kind of music. Fav dong Good Times, 6/8.

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Great baselines. Album starts out strong but songs later on seem a bit generic. All in all a great album would give 3.5

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Good times is excellenté but the rest wasn't at the same calibre.

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Eine Strat muss so klingen wie Nile Rodgers 'Hitmaker‘. Ich stehe ja auf so Funk-Kram, daher kann ich die Platte gar nicht schlecht finden, auch wenn 1, 2 Nummern hart an der Grenze zur Pornomusik entlangschrammen.

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Enjoyable. A bop, but nothing too outstanding. Could probably use it for doing homework.

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Disco! Deu vontade de dançar igual o Travolta. Infelizmente as musicas são repetitivas e longas.

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This album works best when it focuses on the uptempo, guitar-driven tracks, but even the slower songs have their place here. It's clear this is an LP to dance to - the track lengths and structures are undeniable in their rhythm and catchiness. Fun to see the building blocks of early House (four on the floor beats, synth-like piano lines, and tight, compressed guitar looped) permeate this album and remember where the samples originally came from.

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Some late 70s funky R&B with some stellar bass. I think this record is up there with 70s funk which, although it is not my favorite, is a respectable period in music. Don’t have a lot else to say about this one. Favorite track: Good Times Least favorite track: A Warm Summer Night

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Smooth tunes and bass lines

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Repetitive, but it was fine

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Disco-funk songs are excellent with smooth bass runs - but their slow stuff is uninspired

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Not a disco fan

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funky but sounds dated

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enjoyed

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No havia escoltat mai aquest disc, però coneixia el seu tema "Good times", impossible no conèixer-lo. L'escolta ha estat agradable, tot i que m'han agradat més els tres primers temes, més llargs i amb estructures més complexes i allargades, que els temes més curts i directes de la segona meitat.

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First up, That is a top top album cover. Everyone who has working hearing will instantly know the first track. Its an all time classic tune and worth a couple of stars by itself. But what of the other 7 songs (can it really be classed as an album with just 7, granted quite long samey disco tracks?). Its obviously very influential and impossible not to tap your feet to but what i'm hearing is good times + lots of less good versions of good times. There is also the fucking awful Will you cry which led to me reaching for the skip button. Music to dance to but like most dance music it lacks any sort of depth. 1 point for the cover and 2 points for Good Times. 3/5

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Mustaa diskojytää, hittibiisi oli laitettu heti levyn kärkeen ja sen jälkeen tasaantui. Ihan okei, ei mitään vikaa tässä.

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Good stuff, not blowing my mind but a fun time.

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Chic has always been a singles band, producing dance-floor ready disco that can light up our worlds. So it's a little difficult to rate this record on the whole, as there are a few stellar tracks here, but the later half of the record feels inconsequential and made me want to pick out the best tracks and save them to a dance playlist. Will You Hear Me Cry and A Warm Summer Night don't really hold up. Fav tracks: Good Times and My Forbidden Lover

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Fun! Lots of songs felt familiar as someone who has listened to lots of Daft Punk over the years.

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CHIC knows how to put together a groove. Some of the songs lost steam for me, but I had my fair share of highlights. Favorite song: good times

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Ziemlich cool

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Classic disco album- 7 songs, not too long. I probably wouldn't listen to this in my spare time but turn it on at a party and I'm on the dance floor.

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It was fine

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These are the good times? I’d hate to see what the bad times are like

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WOW! 3 songs longer than 6 minutes! I'm sure that won't be annoying!

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Fun disco tracks with some awesome bass lines, but might not be anything that really sticks with me. Still fun to throw on and groove out to

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Easy listening, was bobbing my head along a good few times, good background music but I probably wouldn't listen to it if I wasn't doing something else alongside it

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Funky. Catchy tunes.

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Pretty interesting, was good

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Very disco. I’ve realized disco is a bit like jazz minus the solos, once they find a good groove they stay there. No standout songs but a respectable listen

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yea this is good

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Oh wow, absolutely NOT my thing. It is well crafted though.

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Not bad music, but not my cup of tea. Some great basslines though

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Started off with a great song and the. The rest of the album I felt was average

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Funky, with some nice grooves. Not necessarily for me, though.

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not sure i've ever listened to a disco album. fun, but just ok-ish.

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3

All round, better album than Cest Chic but the songs often go for a bit too long.

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Decent disco album that unfortunately got old quite fast though due to very similar sounding songs

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I respect their influence on disco, whatever that may be worth, as well as having an instantly recognizable sound, being a commodity for disco, I found the album to drag on despite its short runtime, and to provide nothing special or truly memorable.

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Positivt överraskad! Är inte ett stort fan av disco, men låtarna var inte så bombastiska och festliga som jag trodde, utan mer lågmälda, med rytmiska basslingor. Lätt att förstå varför exempelvis Johnny Marr angett gruppen som influens! Inledningsspåret Good Times känns igen direkt, för mig främst från Sugarhill Gang's Rapper's Delight. Basslingorna i synnerhet på denna låten, men även på albumet i allmänhet, är det bästa med albumet. Man rycks med och blir glad. Men även de lugnare låtarna, främst Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song), är vackra. 3/5, vilket för mig är väldigt högt för ett discoalbum! Bästa låt: Good Times

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3

Some nice disco, I prefer it to the previous Chic album

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This is really good music, almost a 4, but damn it's repetitive. Favorite track is Good Times, obviously

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Come for the Good Times, stay for a bit for the other tracks that are nice background music but aren’t particularly groundbreaking.

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3

Level of funk took it well above the usual disco crap

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Très surprenant de retrouver des chansons très très familières associées à un groupe très très peu familier. Je n'en dirai pas plus, mais je pense qu'il y a Robert sous roche, si vous voyez ce que je veux dire. Mon camarade robcomère est actuellement en train de mener l'enquête dans les locaux du Generator Hostel, il vous en dira plus très bientôt dans l'une de ses reviews.

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Skemmtilegt diskó. Nile og Bernie í essinu sínu!

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Super Funky fresh

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Groovy but very repetitive

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Not bad but not something I want to listen to all of/regularly

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Opens with a banger, "Good Times". "My Feet Keep on Dancing" has a fun tap dancing breakdown that I didn't expect. Overall an easy listen that isn't overly exciting but nowhere near bad music.

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Short but sweet, from arguably the masters of disco. My Feet Keep Dancing is a stand-out imo, but the entire album is pretty good.

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Good Times is still great - the rest... pleasant enough

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Some classic disco sounds and of course Good Times

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More variety than I thought there'd be from only knowing their big singles. Nice groove, good background work music. Fav new track: Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)

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Doing whatever it takes to keep the song going and loneliness at bay. Every so often their nemesis comes into view. Hearing them give it the slip is a thrill.

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Glamorous and smooth. Easy listening but watered down and overall not very creative.

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3/5 nice, but not enough

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dejlig fin

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I’ve listening to this one a few times and it’s probably one of the easiest listening albums. I prefer it to the other chic album partially since there is less French. This album groves and is fun to listen to. 7.2/10

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Can't Stand to Love You was the highlight for me (and all too short), with the instruments swooping in and out of the mix with the melodic line. The rest of the tunes were nicely drawn out but less memorable as tunes.

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I knew that I must know something from this band, and the first track on the album is the track. "Good Times" is the one track that I might play again. It was good to hear a full album from CHIC. They are talented and the album is solid. "Will You Cry (When You Hear This Song)" was the one track that I would be tempted to skip on a re-listen. To me, the track sounded to sugary sweet. The album is good, but isn't a match for my music tastes. One listen might be enough for me.

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Nice classic disco vibes with a little bit of funkiness!

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The third Chic album; the third best Chic album. The high spots are the singles, but overall the album doesn't have the consistency of the first two.

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Jaime bien, c’est disco et je necoute pas souvent ca mais parfait pour un dimanche a la maison et menage. 3.5

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Aquí empezó la música disco, aquí esta "Good Times". Nada más que añadir para considerar que hay que escuchar este disco.

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5 stars for the Good Times bassline alone. Never gets old. Rest of album is pretty wishy-washy disco/70s but listenable.

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p434, 1979, 3 stars Classic dance album, fabulous production. Play and recreate nightclubs in 1978-79. Suffers from the "extended dance version" syndrome. Still sounds good, have to be in the right mood it though :)

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I can not recall ever listening to a disco album in its entirety, so this was a first. I’ve heard this group referred to as disco and disco funk; in my opinoon this was more disco funk. In any case it was good but I felt it was repetitive. It didn’t wow me but it wasn’t bad either. I would add elements to my overall playlist but not a weekly rotation.

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Baseline on good times amazing

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like,, it's fine, you know??? but.. i just can't listen to an entire disco album on a row. unless it's saturday night fever. or the bee gees. like.. it just bores me. i'm sorry.

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Fun, Mostly party songs.

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Genre: Disco 3/5 Chic’s Risqué, while home to one of disco’s greatest hits, Good Times, is unfortunately just a run-of-the-mill disco/pop album, but fortunately that means it’s pretty decent. A few slow, a few speedy, but with that sore thumb of an opener that leaves everything in its wake sounding like so much less. Nile Rodgers’ playing on this is essential to the genre, and his technique would be utilized (as well as stolen) by many different artists and producers throughout the 80s. Nile isn’t able to save the weaker cuts on this project, though, but it certainly bolsters the stronger ones.

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Absolutely wonderful way to end the week. Back when I was alive these were the music track in my college existence.

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Is decent. Kinda repetitive

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Opens up with an all-time banger - I'm in the minority in that I actually with that "Good Times" was longer than 8 minutes - and then just stumbles around through the end. As an unabashed Nile Rodgers and Chic fan, this was a major disappointment. But Good Times alone merits the album's inclusion here.

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I enjoyed it! That first song is sampled so much. Groovy, but probably won't return to it.

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Cool but repetitive.

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Great 70s disco vibes

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I saw a woman get born today. It was fascinating. Burst right out of that thing.

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21st March 2022 Listened in the late morning while working from home in the front room. First day of juice cleanse. I preferred C’est Chic and Good Times is the clear stand out track.

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Good times is a great song but the rest was nothing that was memorable. I do like several of their hits but non were on this 💿: Le Freak, I Want your love…. Great dancing 💃 🕺 music

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Bom.

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Good times is a great song but that bass player slaps funky shit throughout the whole album. 3.49 stars

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I liked parts of this, and I can definitely see why the bass from the album was sampled so frequently in early hip-hop, but ultimately I found it a bit dull. Also, I did not know that Good Times was 8 fucking minutes long. Perfect for the dance floor, but a bit strange for a single. Worth a listen, but not an album that I plan on coming back to 3/5

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Interesting work. I never imagined that disco progressive was a thing before this record.

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First song is an absolute banger, worth checking out if for nothing but that

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When I first started listening, I thought, Ok...one good song. But, as the day went on I really started enjoying it more. 1979 is right when I was first getting into music, but I was never a Chic fan, so It took this long for me to finally hear it. I can definitely see this being a very hot album in 1979. Standouts: Good Times. Best of the Rest: The other six songs on the album. 3.5/5

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A bridge to post-disco per Simon Reynolds. Influenced Duran Duran among others.

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I was kinda bummed to see another CHIC album. Don't get me wrong - it's great disco, but all the songs are same-y

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It's not terrible.

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This feels like the quintessential disco album to me. I like some of the grooves on here, but some songs are a bit repetitious. 3 stars.

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Solid disco background music. Favorite song was Good Times.

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Listened to on 5/22/22 3.5/5 Favorite song: good times This album was super upbeat, jazzy, fun, and entertaining - I really thought about giving it a 4 but the songs were super repetitive

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meh - I like Good Times

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Not as bad as I thought it would be, but nonetheless very, very repetitive. I suppose if you've got a bad case of Saturday night fever, you've just done some lines of coke in the bathroom, and you just want something steady that you can go all night to, then this would do the job. However, I don't think I will ever find myself in such a situation. Best song: Can't Stand to Love You, because it didn't wear out its welcome.

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Catchy disco. Meh.

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Chic are great. This is another album that gets repetitive quickly though. It's all very Chic, all the way through, with no surprises . I didn't dislike it, I didn't really need to sit and listen to the whole thing though. Good Times is an obvious highlight here, the other tracks not quite living up to that opening track promise.

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Täysin vieras nimi itselleni ennakkoon. Heti ensimmäisen kappaleen alkurytmit kuitenkin paljastuivat erittäin tutuiksi. Valitettavasti tämän yhden hitin ihmeen ainutkaan hitti ei ole erityisen hyvä. Levyn loppu olikin sitten täysin yhdentekemää funkjamittelua ilman mitään tarttumapintaa. Ei ärsytä ykkösen arvoisesti, mutta ei myöskään anna mitään syytä kolmosen arvosanaan.

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Not nearly as good as the other Chic album. Mostly grooves, but not really songs.

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Not bad.

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Meh. There are lots of albums that have that _one_song_. This is one of those. This was released late late in the disco 'era' and it seems that disco had already run it's course.

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Some good bops.

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I'm really not a big fan of disco. It wasn't bad, like I could groove to this, but I'm just not really feeling it

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Nothing like a woman whispering "Te quiero papí". My reaction to track 1 was "oh, so that's who wrote this song". Not a huge disco fan myself, but this was certainly palatable. I can see Guillaume fucking to this for sure.

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First song is classic, but the rest aren't really my cup of tea. Probably just a 2/5.

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Not my kind of music

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This is disco music. Be ready to dance.

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First track was great. Then is kinda yacht rocked off a little for my liking

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It was ok

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I don’t like disco at all, but I’ll admit there is a groove here and there that I liked

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It was okay, wasn't totally in a disco mood but it's a vibe for sure.

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Ambivalent

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Every song was way too long

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In 1979 I might have enjoyed this ! It's very samey and very very repetitive !!!

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I'm not a huge fan of disco/pop so it's difficult to give a truly unbiased review of this record. I will say that the opening track is infectious and has a class use of random distortion in the opening second to contrast with the tight beats and harmonies that come after in the first song. One to listen to for some of the pioneers of disco.

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It was ok, disco isn’t my favorite and this album is mostly that. Some funk and soul flavor saved it from 1 star.

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Did not enjoy this as much as I thought I would.

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Alright

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Listenable. Not my genre. Cool influential instrumentals but overall kind of repetitive. 2.5.

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80' hygge/danse musik

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1.5

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Good voices and instrumentation can't overcome the fact that this album is more disco than soul or funk. As a result, it only gets 2 stars from me. If you like disco with a good groove, you'll like this album.

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They saved the best for first. Nile Rogers plays some mean guitar licks and Bernard Edwards also lays down some great bass tracks on the first song - Good Times. I must admit that this is a pretty iconic disco anthem. But after this it just got hella repetitive, like very very very repetitive.

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I just can’t get excited about disco

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First song’s a classic, the rest are a class I did not enjoy it had to take in order to graduate.

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The second song made me cringe so hard.

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I'm not into disco.

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Back in high school, I attended a concert that featured the smashing of disco records during the height of the disco's popularity in the late 70's. The local rock radio station sponsored the event, which in turn was giving advertising hype for one of their DJ's band that had a "hit" on the station called, Disco's In the Garbage. Us, impressionable teenagers cheered on the spectacle believing our Cheap Trick, Van Halen, Boston, Foreigner tastes were far superior to any disco music because...disco sucks! Embarrassingly looking back and listening with fresh ears now, disco still does suck, but not as much. I understand the appeal and it is very danceable, not doubt, but I can't dance and the music on it's own is just a slicker soul/funk. I'll give this album a couple of stars mainly because this is a more authentic experience than say...the Bee Gees, Andy Gibb or anyone on the Saturday Night Fever album.

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I thought I would find some place for this in the fond nostalgia of disco... but given that disco is already repetitive, why would i want 8.5 minutes of a disco song. Even their best song tires way before we get to the end.

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I started this album, went to make a sandwich, ate the sandwich, and this song was still on. Good times. But otherwise, the other songs don't live up.

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Good times is obviously a classic but otherwise a bit boring for my tastes

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Other than good times this didn’t have a ton of value for me.

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Risqué by Chic (1979) This disco album is yawningly simple in composition, but supremely danceable, which, I suppose, is the whole point of disco. I don’t think that when it was produced anyone thought it would be given a serious listen forty-plus years later. But here we are, so we dutifully note its excellent qualities within the genre: it is clean and bright, with top-notch (for the time) production values, predictable arrangements and technically correct instrumental performances, including schmaltzy, poorly intoned violins telling me what to do with my feelings, very nice drums telling me what to do with my feet, and groovy electric bass telling me what to do with my butt. This record didn’t make me want to dance, but if I had to dance, this music would be adequate to the purpose. Hence, I suppose that if someone held a gun to my head and demanded that I absolutely had to have one disco album in my collection, this one would do, although “C’est Chic” by Chic (1978) is beaucoup mieux. 2/5

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Good times, then slow times, then kinda meh times.

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Good Times is a frigging good time, obviously. It's the only memorable bop on the album though. Long live disco and all, this just didn't do it for me.

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Chite

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Thought it was okay but everything sounds the same. Some of the tracks are way too long.

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The problem with Disco records is that all the songs are unnecessarily long with nothing to really hold them up for that extended length. Seriously, once you've heard the first 8-minute-long track off of this album, just stop listening, as the rest of the album is the same thing over and over.

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This album would be a lot more fun if the songs were all about 2 1/2 minutes long. So repetitive. But such fun melodies too!

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I enjoyed about 3 minutes of good times but after that, there wasn't really much worth listening to.

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I liked their sound but the songs were too long and repetitive within each song. I didn't dislike the music, but wasn't especially impressed by anything

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One banger, lots of meh - not that interesting to hear disco as an album

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Another one for the long list of one single filler albums. Maybe it's a time and place album, but I was in neither I should try it again after a few beers.

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At least it has a sense of fun, unlike a lot of the dreck on this list

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2.9 - This album is smooth as an all-inclusive vacation but about as exciting. Terrific production and musicianship but I can't get into disco. "Can't Stand To Love You" is the one jam I might come back to.

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Can't stand Chic for some reason. It's not like it's offensive to the ears. Maybe it's the fact that everything is so overtly trying to be a disco anthem (which again, is their remit) Just not for me.

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Very good disco album and what a way to open up but outside of that nothing very inspiring.

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Pretty repetitive

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Well.. it sure is disco. Can't deny that. The songs are too long for their own good. It gets really samey near the end.

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Pretty one note and repeatitive

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Not for intensive listening, meant for clubs etc.

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I'm not a fan of Disco, but - I suppose - there should be one or two albums representing the genre on this list. I'm still not sure what makes it special. I do like the bass lines and it seems to be well-produced.

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The one famous song but still bad.

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bruh

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couldn't finish

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CHIT

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