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Risque

CHIC

1979

Risque

Album Summary

Risqué is the third studio album by American disco band Chic, released on Atlantic Records on July 30, 1979. One of the records that defined the disco era, the album became highly influential not only within the movement, but also in other styles such as hip hop, art rock and new wave. In 2020, Rolling Stone ranked the album at number 414 on their list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

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Rating

3.28

Votes

5250

Genres

  • Funk
  • Soul
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Thu Jul 28 2022
5

The disco backlash was uniquely American. In Europe, people didn't torch their copies of Saturday Night Fever, but instead used disco as fertiliser for a crop of pioneering genres, from post-punk to Italo. Now, as much as commentators, with reason, point to prejudices against disco's black and gay subcultures as fuelling the backlash, it's not as if Europe lacked for such bigotries. What I say has been looked over is American exoticism as seen with the European gaze: what passes for everyday to Americans may either baffle or fascinate we Europeans. Many Americans damned disco as brainless, but many Europeans saw fierce innovation in these calls to dance. Yes, there were plenty of UK critics dismissing disco, and yes, some Americans did similar to Europe in devising new music inspired by disco, such as Chicago house, but they do not disprove the general trend of this specific American exceptionalism. And just remember: Nile Rodgers has not only had the last laugh, but he hasn't stopped laughing since 1983. Anyway, onto Risqué. One fault of Risqué is one of its great strengths: the opener, Good Times. Good Times, for several reasons, has rightfully become one of the most iconic 70s tracks (and here I'll mention its perhaps even more momentous half-sibling Rapper's Delight). The majesty of Good Times lies, of course, in Bernard Edwards' serpentine bassline, not that Nile Rodgers' guitar isn't fully up to snuff. But when you start an album with such a totem, the rest risks sounding diminished by default. To test this, I just tried listening to the album except for Good Times, and the magic of the other songs burst out. I had originally considered the strings on the rest of the album to sound too syrupy for the modern eardrum, but played independently, they sounded so warm and silky. Also, the latter half of the album revolves around themes of heartache, illicit love and betrayal, marking this out as substantially darker and richer than the fluff the name "disco" implies to some. So do we have the paradoxical result of the whole being less than the sum of its parts? Or one skyscraper of a song stealing all the other songs' sunlight? Or is it that Good Times is immediate in bestowing its rewards, whereas the other songs require more contemplation? Not the first, but I can agree to ther last two. The sheer quality of the songwriting, performances and production push this into the 5-star category, but the listener should heed the caveat that the best is the enemy of the good, and the best is Good Times.

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Tue Jun 08 2021
1

Good Times + a lot of filler.

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Wed Aug 11 2021
1

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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Tue Mar 15 2022
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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Thu May 19 2022
5

Now this I can listen for eternity

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Wed Sep 29 2021
1

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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Tue Feb 02 2021
5

Bängeri Skön funk

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Sun May 09 2021
4

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

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Mon Feb 07 2022
2

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

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Tue Feb 08 2022
2

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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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

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

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Wed Feb 23 2022
2

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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Mon Apr 04 2022
2

Pretty repetitive

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Mon May 16 2022
2

Pretty one note and repeatitive

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Mon May 16 2022
2

Not for intensive listening, meant for clubs etc.

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Wed Jun 15 2022
1

I reviewed the other Chic album and gave it a good mark but why are there two albums that are basically the same? Good times is the best song with Forbidden lover following closely on and the hits but the others are either identical beat with one line repeated for 4 minutes or laid back lovers soul. It's like the 1001 executives rigidly have to fill each genre with the required 20 albums regardless of quality.

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Fri Feb 19 2021

Disco funk!

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Thu Feb 04 2021
5

Nile and co will always get my vote

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Fri Feb 05 2021
5

bops

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Sat Mar 06 2021
5

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

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Wed Jan 27 2021
5

Dancy

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Tue Mar 02 2021
5

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

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Sun Feb 07 2021
5

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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Thu Mar 25 2021
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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Tue Mar 16 2021
5

Great vibes

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Thu Apr 15 2021
5

Short album of absolute bangers

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Wed Feb 17 2021
5

Loved this

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Sun Aug 01 2021
5

Bernie. Edwards. Makes it a 5.

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Fri Aug 06 2021
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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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

Good TIME!!!

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Tue Sep 14 2021
5

Интересный гитарный поп в стиле 80-х

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Wed Sep 15 2021
5

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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Wed Sep 22 2021
5

Нужно послушать)

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Tue Nov 02 2021
5

Så er der sgu dømt dansevenligt disco! Kort og genialt

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Mon Dec 06 2021
5

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

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Thu Jan 06 2022
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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Wed Jan 19 2022
5

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

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Wed Jan 26 2022
5

Отличный ритм

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Sat Jan 29 2022
5

Absolute corker

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Tue Feb 08 2022
5

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

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Tue Feb 15 2022
5

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

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Sat Apr 16 2022
5

Had some fun with this one

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Tue May 03 2022
5

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

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Mon Jul 04 2022
5

Funky, in a good way.

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Fri Jul 08 2022
5

Nile Rodgers is a guitar genius. Most of tbe songs on this album are more or less interchangeable, but he invented the new disco soynd so even though it's not what I would choose to listen to, it deserves 5 stars.

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Tue Jul 12 2022
5

1979 - Disco; Funk; Soul music; Rhythm and blues; Jazz; Samba

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

Mesmerizing

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Wed Jul 20 2022
5

This album is awesome! Nile Rodgers is a chuckin beast on guitar!

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Fri Jul 29 2022
5

Blast from the past! Loved it.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
5

‘Good Times’ with its bassline that gave birth to hip-hop on wax dominates, but ‘Risqué’ is much more than that. Underneath its lush, upbeat, shiny veneer is an album tinged with loss, sadness and despair, layers of sarcasm and cynicism; an album that finds catharsis (or oblivion) through the dancefloor, ultimately transcending its genre and becoming something bigger and deeper than just a mere disco album.

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Sun Sep 11 2022
5

Iconique

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Mon Sep 12 2022
5

Such a chill music

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Sun Sep 18 2022
5

Awesome

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Tue Sep 20 2022
5

Each song was as funky as the one before. Greatly recommend this song to anyone who is into funk and/or disco

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

Great grooves and hooks. Totally a unique sound with the group vocals and strings. Bernard Edwards basslines are super iconic. I like the long instrumental sections of just groove in Goodtimes. The tap dancing section in My Feet Feel like Dancing is cool. Can’t Stand to Love You is so great, probably my favorite song-I wish it were longer!

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Wed Nov 30 2022
5

🙏🏻

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Mon Dec 05 2022
5

Deserves to be on the list simply for putting down a groove that "inspired" both Rappers Delight and Another One Bites the Dust. All that said, the ballads here are equally impressive. The Edwards/Rogers team was humming at top gear throughout and writing, playing and producing at an extraordinarily high level.

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Thu Jan 21 2021
4

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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Mon May 17 2021
4

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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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

the best band to put on at a party

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Wed May 12 2021
4

who said disco is dead?

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Good Times is perfect.

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Tue Apr 27 2021
4

Jams

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

smoooooove bass on this album, man

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

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

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Wed Mar 24 2021
4

Divertido de escuchar y con ritmos pegadizos y bien elaborados

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Sun Feb 07 2021
4

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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Tue Mar 02 2021
4

37 minutes of straight up boner music.

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

that's what i'm talking about

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

These are the good times

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Good times

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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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Tue May 04 2021
4

Nice soft disco

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

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

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Tue Mar 09 2021
4

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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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

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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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

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

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Sun Mar 14 2021
4

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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Wed May 05 2021
4

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

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Thu Mar 25 2021
4

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

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Wed May 12 2021
4

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

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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

Disco guitar fun, will be revisiting

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Groovy classic! Música de festa de casamento!

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Wed Jul 07 2021
4

Classic music for classic times

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Thu May 06 2021
4

it was great nothing I've ever really heard before

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Thu Jun 10 2021
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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Mon May 10 2021
4

essential. somewhat repetitive but very influential

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Wed May 12 2021
4

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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Sun May 09 2021
4

It’s boppy and I like it.

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Tue Jul 13 2021
4

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

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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

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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Mon Jul 26 2021
4

Setentero disco.

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Mon Aug 02 2021
4

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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Fri Aug 27 2021
4

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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Sun Aug 29 2021
4

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

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Tue Sep 28 2021
4

C'est fantastique

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Wed Sep 29 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 07 2021
4

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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Fri Oct 08 2021
4

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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Sat Oct 09 2021
4

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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Tue Oct 12 2021
4

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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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

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

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Sat Nov 13 2021
4

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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Fri Nov 19 2021
4

Awesome

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Fri Nov 26 2021
4

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

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Tue Nov 30 2021
4

Enjoyable, very early disco vibes

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Solid disco hits

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Fri Dec 03 2021
4

Groovy

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Sun Dec 12 2021
4

Звук напоминает диско.

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Wed Dec 15 2021
4

Disko

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Thu Dec 16 2021
4

The best band of the disco era hands down.

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Mon Dec 20 2021
4

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

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

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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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

Love the bass lines

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Thu Jan 06 2022
4

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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Tue Jan 11 2022
4

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

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Tue Jan 18 2022
4

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

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Sat Jan 29 2022
4

Party time!

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Excellent. Such musicianship and sophistication. Loved it.

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Tue Feb 01 2022
4

Good Times, enough said.

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Mon Feb 14 2022
4

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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Tue Feb 15 2022
4

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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Fri Feb 18 2022
4

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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Sat Feb 19 2022
4

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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Wed Mar 02 2022
4

Disco

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Mon Mar 07 2022
4

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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Fri Mar 11 2022
4

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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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

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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Mon Mar 21 2022
4

Good times

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Sat Mar 26 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

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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Tue Mar 29 2022
4

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

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Tue Mar 29 2022
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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Wed Apr 20 2022
4

Very relaxing

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Thu May 26 2022
4

smooth!

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Tue Jun 28 2022
4

Great dance album for the time. Really held the beat even with very different songs at times. Really beautiful vocals as well with harmonies that fit right into the era.

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Sat Jul 02 2022
4

Actually slaps.

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Mon Jul 04 2022
4

3.5/5. Very disco. Very groovy. The opening track, Good Times, was my favorite here. The album was good, it was just a little stale, and didn't blow my mind.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
4

Very funky, makes you want to dance! -1 star for the sheer length of some of these songs and the fact that they are overly repetitive. Favourites: Good Times (if it was 4 minutes shorter), My Forbidden Lover.

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Fri Jul 15 2022
4

The first track alone deserves a 4*. It was great and of our time completely. The other tracks weren’t quite to the same standard but nevertheless !

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Happy and catchy songs from the disco era that represents a lot of the 70's. I know the songs are repetitive, but it's a characteristic of disco music and it works, especially in a dance club. Overall a good album. Favorite tracks: Good times, My Feet Keep Dancing

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Wed Jul 20 2022
4

Oh damn already with "Good Times". I'm into this disco. "A Warm Summer Night" is the right kind of slow sexy. The harmonies in this song is so good.

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Tue Jul 26 2022
4

It's 1979 and CHIC is here to show people disco isn't dead yet. My two favorite tracks are the first two for completely different reasons. The only thing they have in common is how they manage to make 6+ minute repetition sound amazing every second of it. "Good Times" is one of the most famous disco songs of all times and is just a great club track to have in the background, especially during the instrumental. "A Warm Summer Night" is a personal favorite of mine, reminds me of vaporwave: soulful, calming, and mesmerizing. Next are two more great disco tracks to sing along and dance to. What makes this album stand out from all the marketed trash of the disco era is the masterful combination of the arrangements of the CHIC Strings, the New Wave-esque synths (although often soulful), and the cool, punchy, chamber-like harmonic vocals. Despite a million sounds going on at the same time, you can make out everything, from the simple yet fun drums, foundational bass, and the distinctive funky guitar you can immediately recognize as disco. There's even some brass. The last three tracks are weaker, but I still really enjoyed them. "Will You Cry" is just as mesmerizing, especially with Alfa's ghastly melodic singing. The closer "What About Me" felt generic by CHIC standards, did not contribute too much, and ended the album anti-climatically. I personally don't mind the lengths. It's already a fairly short album at 36 minutes, so that gives me time to appreciate each of the 7 tracks.

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Wed Aug 03 2022
4

While the rest of the album is OK as far as disco goes (not exceedingly far), the impact of Good Times cannot be overstated. Also, Nile Rodgers is a verifiable music production deity.

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Sun Aug 07 2022
4

Good album, still think that the songs could use more changes for the song length.

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Sat Aug 20 2022
4

Classic disco!

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Mon Aug 22 2022
4

Apparently I just have a soft spot for 70's disco/funk

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Thu Aug 25 2022
4

Solid album. Good times is a classic but the rest was new territory. Pleasantly surprised by the sleek RnB and disco-esque blend. Would recommend.

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

disco-y pop goodness ft. a truly legendary opener. hilariously sample-able album

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Wed Sep 07 2022
4

Classy

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

3.5 stars. I’m glad I listened, but not a record for me

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Sat Sep 17 2022
4

Good Times is a classic, but Can't Stand to Love You is also a banger. Bernard Edwards is an amazing bass player.

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Tue Sep 20 2022
4

Very funky. Would definitely add this one to my permanent rotation.

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Thu Sep 22 2022
4

Solid disco album

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Fri Sep 23 2022
4

It's got the Good Times song and then some older love songs. Not bad overall, good jams.

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Fri Oct 21 2022
4

very chiicc🤭 but seriously fun to listen to on a drive, am still listening🤣

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

Bosss

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Sat Oct 22 2022
4

Slapper. Disco rules

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Sun Oct 23 2022
4

so slick and tight

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

Opening cut track just slays, one of a funky decade's funkiest drops, and somehow restrained too (from whence its unique power perhaps emanates). It’s a groove so good they redo it on the closer (the height of forgivability, that choice is). Vocals don't seem 100% required on several tracks. There’s almost a baroque effect here (baroque in the best sense) with the world-historical steady and to-die-for basslines, the spicy, intercutting strings, the just slightly more-upbeat-than-languid tempos and the ample space for grooves to open, expand, ripen. And all so much chiller than one might expect, too. One finds this much more refined than in any way risque.

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

I knew the hits but not the sequence, so listening in full helped me to appreciate the sound here. It’s a damn fine dance album and keeps the groove going like nobody’s business. Not necessarily my thing, but worth celebrating. B

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Mon Oct 31 2022
4

Very cool. It usually into disco, but this album kind of ruled. Plus, the bass line and slapping ham-bone on My Feet Keep Dancing; hell yeah!

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Tue Nov 01 2022
4

Godt, men sange føles lidt for lange og udtrukne

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Fri Nov 04 2022
4

A feel good album full of enjoyable songs

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

Can definitely hear how this influenced future music. Also just super fun and high energy by itself.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

I really enjoyed listening to this and disco is so fun to dance to. Negative points for not knowing when to end a song.

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Tue Nov 15 2022
4

So great, Nile and Bernard are legends and all the players are top notch. The strings are iconic. 4.5 cause I don’t love the ballads and I think there are better chic records

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

I really liked this! Funky, danceable, can keep working while listening to it. Really really good!

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Fri Nov 18 2022
4

Fun disco album.

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Fri Dec 02 2022
4

Me copó los temas largos

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Mon Dec 05 2022
4

An album where the first song (and single) is worlds better than anything else that comes later. This was a fun dance/disco album and I can see why Daft Punk remade this sound on "Get Lucky". The production was really great, with great grooves to keep you dancing, but the slow songs did feel jarring given how the album begins. "Good Times" is fun, and while long did not feel obnoxious to me. I can tell why that song is still played on dance floors everywhere. Overall thought I was not moved by this album and did not find it exceptional. I'd give this a 3.5 if possible.

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Wed Oct 21 2020
3

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

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Tue Sep 15 2020
3

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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Thu Apr 15 2021
3

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

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Wed Mar 17 2021
3

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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Mon Oct 19 2020
3

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

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Fri Jan 01 2021
3

3

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Fri Dec 18 2020
3

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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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Funky classics.

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Thu Nov 19 2020
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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Fri Mar 19 2021
3

3.5 stars

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Fri Mar 05 2021
3

Kuuntelussa vasta perjantaina ja sopi tunnelmaan

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Mon Mar 29 2021
3

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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Thu Feb 11 2021
3

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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Tue Mar 02 2021
3

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

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Thu Apr 08 2021
3

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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Thu Mar 25 2021
3

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

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Thu Feb 25 2021
3

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

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Sun Jun 13 2021
3

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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Sat Mar 06 2021
3

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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Tue Feb 16 2021
3

Smooth tunes and bass lines

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Wed Mar 24 2021
3

Repetitive, but it was fine

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Mon Mar 15 2021
3

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

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Mon Jan 25 2021
3

Not a disco fan

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Tue Feb 09 2021
3

funky but sounds dated

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Tue Feb 23 2021
3

enjoyed

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Tue Mar 16 2021
3

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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