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C'est Chic

CHIC

1978

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C'est Chic

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3.38

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“C’est Chic” by Chic (1978) R&B/early disco, with lyrics basically consisting of “I want you, baby; Let’s dance!” and other inane dance club pickup lines. But the music is very well done, if you can get past the New York City Club 54 pretentiousness. Excellent lilting bass and feathery guitar, if somewhat excessively repetitive. “Savoir Faire” displays some nice rhythmic variations, and fine jazz lead guitar solo. This track is really the highlight of the album. This album makes me want to dance, but it’s 5:37am, and I got nobody. Overall, good. 3/5

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Classic disco album, great for getting up and dancing to and singing along to.

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Amazing. I’m ashamed to say that I’ve owned this for like 7 years, and I have somehow never listened to it front to back. This is what I imagine heaven sounds like. On the B side, I stood up on three separate occasions b/c I thought that the song was so good, that it must be their grand finale. Every time there was an even better song waiting in the wings

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Le freak kennig Flowig insgesamt

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Can't deny the instrumentation is good and there's obviously a few classics but every song also felt like it was 10 minutes too long.

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Good dance album, not really much going for it other than that. A lot of the songs tend to drag on and are pretty one dimensional. My least favorite of the albums I've listened to so far. Favorite Tracks: Happy Man, Sometimes You Win

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it was blumming great

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Legendary disco album. Bernard Edwards <3

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Yasssss bitch C'est chic la Disco. Ca groove en sequin dress dans la cuisine!!!

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Grooovy baby

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disco gold

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Excellent funky disco. No skippers on the album, just good danceable vibes.

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this one i get it. list of 1000 albums? sure, it makes the cut.

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Escuchar este álbum fue como estar en una fiesta (de tema retro, por supuesto). Si con Neil Young pasé por una escucha llena de tristeza, C'est Chic fue lo contrario: ritmos y melodías alegres, incluso en sus momentos más suaves, como "Sometimes You Win", "At Last I'm Free" y esa especie de interlude que es "Savoir Faire". De repente es meloso, pero se oye todo muy bien. Los bajos son muy buenos y las voces siempre quedan, además "Le Freak" es un rolón. El cierre del disco justamente asemeja a cuando dejas una fiesta y se oye el barullo, las risas a lo lejos... Quizá el único contra es que de repente se vuelve monótono, pero muy leve, no es un gran problema. 9.5/10

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9/10 Muy bonito todos lo saben

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One of the few albums on this list that I’ve felt compelled to listen to twice in a row. A great disco album altogether, though it could benefit from slightly more experimentation or variation. 9

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Nile Rodgers is God

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Chic. Nile Rogers. Excellent.

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C’est Chic. C’est magnafique.

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Just what the Dr ordered. Also appreciated the instrumentality

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Glamuroso y majestuoso, el funky más elegante del mundo. Arreglos con estilo que suenan actuales aún y Nile Rodgers sublimando la guitarra. Espectacular

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Soft musical vocals with clean acoustic music are an amazing fusion for relaxation.

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If I didn't give this album five stars, you would know I had been kidnapped and forced to give a different vote. I sometimes like to play Chic or edits of Chic in my dj sets and the impact they have had on disco with this album is insane. I have had the pleasure of seeing them live, and I will say this listen brought back happy memories. Thank you Rodgers and Edwards

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The aesthetic of this album is so beautiful. It has a rich old-school sound that is just timeless. Definitely will be relistening.

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FUNKY AND FRESH! I feel like I am playing DDR in my mind.

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Classic disco and funk from CHIC, nothing more to say than every song is fantastic

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A funky and fun listen. Everybody has heard le freak before. Favourite track is savoir faire for sure, that guitar is fantastic.

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Super funky, super awesome

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liked every song!

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Got to give this five stars, so nice to listen to this properly.

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C'est très chic.

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Oh ho ho ho ho. Oi oi. Oh la la. Feel the sex running through your thighs.

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A truly diamond disco record

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Majestic. From Nile Rodgers' signature guitar riffs glittering all over the show, to the funky driving basslines, this is one of THE disco classic albums.

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Great band of the '70. If you like this youd like earth wind & fire, Commodores, Koll & the gang

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Tre Chiq!

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Pure Disco Greatness

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Bangers

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Funky. Makes you wanna dance along.

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erection music

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You gotta love this. If you love disco as much as I do. It's like it never ages. "Le Freak" and "I Want Your Love" are still found on party playlists in 2022 and it doesen't feel out of place at all. Love this stuff. This stuff I hadn't heard was great too.

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😍😍

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Low 5, 9/10

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So smooth and enjoyable to listen to. Love the way each track builds the elements.

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Beautiful album.

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Saint Nile of Rodgers...

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11/18/20 Chic. Standout Tracks: Chic Cheer, Savoir Faire, Sometimes You Win, (Funny) Bone

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Great album

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część utworów znane mi wcześniej dobre wspomnienia z le freak i i want your love, instrumentale też bardzo dobre podobnie jak pozostałe utwory. ale za bangerzy 4 się należy totalnie

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Couple killer songs

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Who doesn't love a bit of disco and nile rodgers

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Some iconic moments in here. More jazzy and soulful than I was expecting. A little too much filler to get 5 stars though.

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I actually really liked this

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Pretty fun, groovy listen.

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Disco funk classic

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Killer album. Starts off strong. Greats bass lines and guitar riffs

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This is sick

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Best disco album of all time? Love the bass and guitar playing. Robert Wyatt's cover of "At Last I Am Free" is one of my favorite covers of all time so of course I love the original as well.

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This is what I think when I say 70s music. Nice to listen to.

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Already had it once, not bad

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8

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I enjoyed all the sources of all the samples.

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bem groovy, good vibes

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These people sound fun. Do I actually like disco? wtf... Le Freak -- there's the radio banger. And what's this jazz interlude???

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Groovy disco music

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Bänger Skön funk

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Funky. Le Freak most iconic song on album. Savoir Faire could be an anime closing. Rest of the album cool.

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Woah- very good. Really enjoyed this.

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Such a good vibes

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Beim ersten Song, Chic Cheer wollte ich einem Impuls folgen schon dem ganzen Album eine 5 geben. Für die Erfindung und vollkommene Vorwegnahme von Deep House Music (ist was, Malo?), gespielt von einer klassischen Band vor Publikum mit Disco-Anspruch. Klassiker wie Le Freak und mein persönlicher Favorite I Want Your Love zahlen ebenfalls drauf ein - der Impuls ebbt aber bisschen ab und pegelt sich in Verstetigung eher bei ner 4 ein, getragen von der fantastisch schwebenden Schmuseballade At Last I Am Free. Und auch die Abba-esken Streicher in Funny Bone machen mir das nicht kaputt. Außerdem noch zu sagen: perfektes Handwerk perfekt abgeliefert. Much Love an Bernie Edwards, für die Dosis Tragik des Tages möchte ich diesen (letzten Auftritt wenige Stunden vor seinem Tod an Lungenentzündung) 1996 im Budokan ans Herz legen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1APFyc_QtQ

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Hypnotic charismatic disco record, full of great rhythms, summer vibes and cool tunes. And 'Le Freak' and 'I Want Your Love', of course

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Gran album. LOL, En la reseña anterior le echaba mierda a la música disco y justo hoy toca un buen disco de disco, (pero en realidad solo le echaba mierda a los beegees porque no tolero sus voces agudas). Anyway, creo la propuesta del album está muy chida, suena sencilla y pegajosa. Hay chill y hay groove por igual: las guitarras y bateria on point (los dudes están actually tocando un bonche de instrumentos reales y poniendolos en el spotlight de un álbum de disco), buena producción, sax, trompetas y violines muy ocasionalmente para darle variedad, vocales superagradables (no como Bee Gees :v) Mood del disco: bailando lento, pero seductor, bajo los efectos de un buen balance de ansiolíticos y adrenérgicos en un pisito de colores. track favorito: sometimes you win (buen ritmito lleno de positividad con el bajo, las guitarras y el piano en armonía) Muy disfrutable: 9/10 (no 10 por la innecesariamente larga balada "At last I'm free" a la mitad del disco).

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Like a 7. At first I figured this was on there because there was one good song on it, then there were some other good songs. Not really my thing, but it was a good length and had fun energy

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Super nice mix of R&B, funk and soul.

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musica disco 70! aaaaaahh FREAK OUT!

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That was a lot of disco.

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Pretty fun! 8/10

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Great Saturday morning vibes.

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🕺🏻

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fuckin GROOVY good fun vibes :) Lav it xoxo happy man and I want your love hadn’t heard before but they slap x At last I am free is repetitive skip it

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Funky disco and it has Le Freak!

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4 groovy

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Picked this up at a record shop in Chicago for .99 cents a few years back and it played great. Worth it for “I Want Your Love” alone. Unbeatable bass line

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Funky vibes

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These guys have no rhythm.

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Second and the most successful Chic's album. The 78's mix of disco, funk and R&B. Not my kind of music but I enjoyed the guitar and bass lines.

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Happy Man and At Last I Am Free are hidden gems

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Kova levy! Letkeä tunnelma ja sopi viikonpäivään kuin nyrkki silmään.

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Nice and funky

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GROOVE. Le Freak is a great time. The bass tone is great, and the singles kick. I don't think there is enough variety to make it a 5 star, but I thoroughly enjoyed this. At Last I Am Free lingers longer than it should, but being a ballad i guess that's just a personal preference. [Funny] Bone is a good track.

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Great album with iconic hits such as I want your love, Le Freak...

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So much better than expected, solid all the way through

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8/10

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I never disliked Disco. My biggest problem with disco was that every "hit" sounded the same. This, however, is different. Credit here definitely goes to Nile Rodgers and the bassist. They really put an emphasis on the music. The instrumentation for each sound is lush, the guitar solo for Savoir Faire was really great. The "hit" actually sounds overdone. The other pieces sound (to me) better. Really enjoyed it.

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Fantastic

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Freak out

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This album kinda slaps. Not much to say about it since it’s disco, but it’s still super fun and doesn’t get old for the 40+ minute runtime. 7/10

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Hip and groovy, some massive hits here but even the fillers are killers. Top tracks: Happy man, I want your love, chic cheer

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ALSO very fun. two disco-y albums in a row. fun.

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4.5

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Didn't know who the "Freak out!" song was by before! A little repetitive at times, but definitely inspired some kitchen bobbing.

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Man this one shocked me. Of course the dance floor standards are iconic blasts of energy, but the whole album is great. Rather song Savoir Faire has some of the most gorgeous guitar I've ever heard. The album emphasizes the bands incredible interplay and leaves the cheesy production flourishes that plagued so much music of this era, to a bare minimum. 4.5 🌟

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Very good! Have heard some of the songs and knew others from samples overall impressed!

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Wavering between a 3-4, biggest issue is each song goes on too long however le freak is a banger

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rimelig funky

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Funky time, bussin basslines

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An unexpected joy

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I assumed this album was gonna be the same vibes as le freak the whole way through but it got a lot slower and smoother than I was expecting. Still groovy and funky and all that

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first listen it's impossible to hate these grooves

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Incredible album. Widely celebrated and yet full of underrated gems in the bass lines and melodies - pioneering funk / disco.

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Ces gars-là ont parfaitement su doser leur emploi de notre belle langue française. Seuls quelques mots ont suffi pour transcender leur album et les inscrire dans la postérité. Je voudrais, dans la continuité de ce commentaire, uriner sur les Teardrop Explodes ainsi que Travis (sans citer les illettrés Young Gods) pour avoir eu la très mauvaise idée de s'essayer à la langue de Molière.

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Once you get past the fact that some of the songs are so over played and trigger memories of drunk people who can't dance trying to dance, C'est Chic is a solid album It's disco but something more as well. There is funk and pop in there that helped shape music through the 80s. This thankfully isn't some cheaper attempt at capturing a trend but something more valid. This is mostly due to Nile Rodgers deft touch at producing timeless classics.

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I'm familiar with the big hits, but never checked out a whole CHIC album. At first I found the long tracks and relentless disco rhythms a little boring for a full album. Then I imagined myself at a 1970s roller disco and it all made sense. This is some funky, fun, quality stuff. There's an assured confidence to creating a perfect groove then sticking to it for nine minutes straight. The eight-song album is an underrated format too. Would skate around for another few laps. 4*

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C’est trop chic! C’est super cool!

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4th March 2022 Listened on the sofa while working on a productive Friday. Went out to dinner by hesten for our 6 year anniversary. C’est chic!

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I like to listen to it, very pleasant.

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Enjoyable disco music so I was always onboard but also great arrangements with guitar riffs, violins and beats to the songs. Not a huge fan of the instrumental tracks so gets a 4.

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Liked it, but mostly known freak out

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This was a good album, but nothing stood out to me really. Just classic disco. But I'll definitely be listening to a lot of this album in the future.

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So cool

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A good fun short album with some mega bangers included.

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Sheer class. What's more remarkable is that this disco-funk-soul crossover seems to have been a fully human endeavour. If you think you're hearing a trumpet, it's because you're hearing a trumpet. And that's no drum machine - that's the metronomic ministrations of the late great Tony Thompson. 'Le Freak' is an obvious highlight, and still sounds ultra fresh. I also really enjoyed the cool instrumental 'Savoir Faire', 'I Want Your Love' and '(Funny) Bone'. Hell, the much lamented Bernard Edwards gives a nice vocal on 'Happy Man'. Truth be told, everything hits on 'C'est Chic', whether it's the party bangers or the slow burners. Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards at their peak.

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This was great! Some iconic tracks and the whole thing was just groovin' and fun.

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I was vaguely familiar with Le Freak, and on that basis (and Wikipedia) I assumed I was in for a disco album. But not a minute into the first track, it occurred me this is more like a jam band. And the next hour was so much fun! It earned a repeat play before the day was over and several tracks are staying on rotation. I Want Your Love is stupendous. Pleasant surprise.

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Very 80’s but still very enjoyable

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Damn, another great album from CHIC. I didn't recognize track names going in but I for sure knew a handful of these songs, especially the legendary "Le Freak." The opening four-track run is nuts, just banger after banger. I wasn't as moved by the back half but it's an excellent project and two for two from these guys. Favorite tracks: Le Freak, Chic Cheer, HAppy Man, Savoir Faire. Album art: Really like this blocky, off-kilter design. Very matter of fact, but still modern artsy. I dig it. 4.5/5

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Good tunes back in the late 70’s….

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Good vibes good times

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Great stuff, some of their best tunes

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Man this one shocked me. Of course the dance floor standards are iconic blasts of energy, but the whole album is great. Rather song Savoir Faire has some of the most gorgeous guitar I've ever heard. The album emphasizes the bands incredible interplay and leaves the cheesy production flourishes that plagued so much music of this era, to a bare minimum. 4.5 🌟

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Brightened up the workday! Not sure if I really enjoyed it from beginning to end, but some songs were nice.

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Easy and funky album. Some great tune, but sometimes the songs dragged on for too long

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finally i am free

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buja ale nie moje klimaty

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savoir faire przyjemne, do i want your love tez moglabym wrocic, ale ogolnie nie porwalo

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Bardzo prosty, ale zarazem przyjemny, można sobie povibeować i po tańczyć z dziewczyną jak się ją akurat ma. Podobał mi się ale nie był niesamowity

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Meh

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hmmmm c'est chic!

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Chic did Freak Out (Le Freak) - cool

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I felt the boogie and got down on it.

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Not for me

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Fav Song: Chic Cheer

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Very disco, pretty good

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For me this is Disco music. I loved it when I was young. Now I still like it after all this years. It survived time. A nice album in total.

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Fun.

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We all know "Le Freak". Overall not bad but nothing I'm freaking out over, ho ho ho ho ho.

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More super familiar music I never bothered to know the facts about before, so it nothing else this project is broadening my knowledge. Disco is not particularly in my wheelhouse though I am certainly of similar vintage.

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wew lad

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chic

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Some of this I liked, the funkier moments. Ultimately too disco for me, and some songs were too long and repetitive.

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Pretty fun. Not exactly something I'd listen to often, but I'd listen again.

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Good funk grooves. Some songs are a bit repetitious but good record overall. 3 stars.

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Funk y disco combinados muy agradables. Songs: Sometimes You Win, (Funny) Bone, I Want Your Love

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2.5 | Es disco... Un disco de disco con una de las canciones disco más disco de la época disco que representa el disco. Quizá se oye un poco mal pero la intención no es insultante, en realidad es disco muy bien hecho con interesantes arreglos, Le Freak es de verdad una obra maestra de su género, pero inevitablemente termina sintiéndose un poco cansado para la segunda mitad, algunas partes se sienten con un dejo más a R&B pero no lo suficiente como para que se sienta variedad en el sonido. Escucharlo hace volar la cabeza a un imaginario de estar en el Studio 54 con Olivia Newton y Andy Warhol sentado al lado de Stallone mientras jala líneas del ancho de un pulgar, es la música perfecta para su época y para los fines que tenía pero esa época se fue, esos fines y todo ese mundo ya no existen y se esfumaron en unos años tan rápido como aparecieron, sea para mal o para bien. Un disco que da nostalgia por que haya más decadencia no puede ser tan malo.

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Meh. Disco doesn't bother me but it's not usually very memorable, either.

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Música disco

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R&B, easy-listening, it makes me feel like I'm in an elevator in Paris...

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I'm not really into this genre, but this album was perfectly OK, not annoying, good listening.

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Un megahit. Alguna canción de funky animado, pero más de funky demasiado melódico

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Love disco. Dont love this entire album

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I hope no one charged them too much for designing that cover. Not great Lyricists and I like a good lyric. Tunes are catchy enough, but only the 2 hits stand out. Not a great album but its good and they are a great live band. 3/5

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Kinda fun and groovy but awfully repetitive. 6

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first track has the baseline from Faith Evans' "Love Like This Before"

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I’ll be honest, I only listened to half of this and defo won’t have time to catch up due to all the sport. However I liked it, and have saved it.

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I don't really get the Chic hype tbh. Similar to The Beatles in some ways. I get the musicianship, songwriting, popularity, etc and it's nice enough but just not my vibe. 7/10

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Cool disco vibes but I much preferred the Sister Sledge album.

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they sang the "freakout!!" song

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As disco as it gets. Lovely smooth production on all the tracks here, deep basslines throughout, super catchy melodies. It does exactly what you expect Chic to do. It's a nice comfortable listen.

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Some great tracks, wasn't feeling the album as a whole. But it's hard to rate an album after one day.. Rating would probably increase with time

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a lot of... uh... a lot

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Groovy

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It is what it is.

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Pretty groovy! Very classic disco sound, with a few definite earworms in there. I Want Your Love was probably my favorite track. I would give it 3.5, but I don't see myself listening to this for enjoyment (unless I'm at a roller rink).

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Decent, can really see how it had major influence but disco isn’t my jam.

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I'm not a fan of disco but i enjoyed this album quite a bit.

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Disco is okay… (I want your love is really good) but the rest drags a little

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The songs are fun and well written. They all feel very similar though. Not normally a genre I listen to but it was enjoyable.

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Very enjoyable. Just good vibes.

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3.5/5 Starts not interesting, gets better the further in the album

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Savoir Faire

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R&B que me pareceu como disco e agradou pelos vocais femininos.

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Aight

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Sono un gruppo sicuramente molto divertente che in effetti ha dato vita a numerosi tormentoni. Io ho sempre avuto qualche problema con la disco perché è un genere forse pensato meno per l'ascolto. Musicalmente chiaramente siamo ad alti livelli, certe linee di basso sono veramente una goduria e farebbero muovere il culo a chiunque. Volevo dare un quattro fino a metà disco perché ho apprezzato davvero molto "Savoir Faire" e "I Want Your Love". Purtroppo però "At Last I Am Free" ha affossato tutto con il suo essere ballatona '70 ma protratta per 7 minuti. Forse sulla pista da ballo aveva un senso ma all'ascolto è stata una mezza agonia. Per questo motivo direi un 3.5 che non mi sento di promuovere.

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3/5 - neat but not novel

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Very cool. Better than I expected.

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just one more thing, the whole worlds a circus, don't you be the clown. another album with 3 beast tracks and then a load of filler. can never get above a 3 with that sort of half arsed approach.

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Creí que no los conocía pero una de sus canciones me encantaba hace años

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Impressed by this album. Didn’t expect much of it going in but hearing chic cheer the song had a good beat and was grooving. Le freak has either been sampled or used in movies it sounded very familiar. The rest of the album was pretty decent and overall better than I expected. 6.5/10

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Was expecting more from this. I used to have a Chic best of cd that I quite enjoyed. Was looking forward to exploring some deep cuts. But this is basically Le Freak (plus At Last I Am Free) and some filler. 5/10

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Fun but some q boring tracks and j victim of own success by now

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Definitely makes you want to dance

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Eh, disco like this is pretty one note to my ear, so a whole album of it all blends together even if it's pretty good overall.

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Lordy. These guys n gals run their choruses over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Good boogie grooves but Jesus..

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// Favs: – Score: Decent 3

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It's... okay? I know there is a disco revival currently going on, and disco had a huge stigma for a long time, but I find it hard to really feel one way or another about it. For me, disco is to funk and soul what yacht rock is to prog rock. There are some cool bass lines here, but the songs just kind of drag on without much in the way of a climax. I've heard a lot worse (including on this list), but I'm not running out to buy a pair of roller skates anytime soon.

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I liked this more than I thought I would. I was only familiar with Le Freak going in, but there is so much more to offer on this album. The bounce of the 70s funk and disco drives this record. I even enjoyed the ballads that are sprinkled in. "I Want Your Love" is a really fun song that will go into my rotation.

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it was fine. definitely party music. cool to hear nile rogers rip it up

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Decent enough, I guess, but disco sucks.

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Good stuff. Love the clean funky guitar and the fat funky bass. It's definitely "of its time" but songs like Le Freak and I Want Your Love are certifiable classics. I wouldn't go out of my way to listen, but I definitely enjoyed it.

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Ah disco. Hard to take serious, hard to not secretly enjoy. There were a bunch of songs that felt like they have been sampled or redone but Chic Cheer was the only one I could put my finger on (Faith Evans' Love Like This). Decent sign of respect. Le Freak is a classic and part of the fun of the album. Still, there's some real instrumentation mixed in. Savoir faire showed some music ability and Happy Man felt more funk than disco and was solid. But from there it felt like more predictable, run of the mill disco. Respectable but no staying power.

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Well, this is about what I expected: a lot of funky cheese, and that's pretty much what I got. You can really feel the 70s vibes all the way through this one. Fave track: Savoir Faire, the one WITHOUT the vocals.

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Pretty good at what it is. Not something I’d really go for though. I was surprised it was 1978. I’d have thought it was earlier.

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Disco is always a little bit of a nostalgic niche, but this was OK.

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Disco gold!

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Track no 1 played too long will send you to a mental hospital, track 2 is a classic and definitely makes you want to move your hips. The whole album is good to have on in the background, makes you want to tap your foot and sing some parts, would listen again even possible be worthwhile for a salsa sessions who knows what the future holds! Would listen again.

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It would feel weird to review this album without mentioning Le Freak and I Want Your Love, which are obviously solid, and the first being a classic boogie song. It takes a lot for a song without lyrics to give me the feels and sadly Savoir Faire did not do such a thing. Overall, it was OKish, not my kind of music if I'm honest, didn't give me the feels and was a bit samey. On the album cover, I enjoy the logic of putting each song title on the front, nice and organised and as an organised woman I can appreciate that. However, it's not pleasing aesthetically to me, especially the font, it makes me upset. In fact, there's 3 different fonts on this album and that stresses me out. The photo is kind of cool I guess, I don't see why the woman's on the floor rather than sat on the sofa but I'll get over it. Also, the red, blue and white colours are not a vibe. Ok, I'm done now. 3/10 on the album cover.

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Wow, this one might take the cake for the most dated album on this list. It's almost hard to believe nowadays that Disco was ever really a thing. Nowadays this sounds more like 80s porn music than anything else. Still, this wasn't bad at all as background music. There were also a couple of very decent tunes on here such as the funky Le Freak and the groovy I Want Your Love.

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Guitar work saved this album for me

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Disco caps at a 3 for me. This was a slightly above average album. Loved the guitar work.

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Zoet, zalig, zondags.

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Uiteraard bekend en heel gezellig allemaal. Maar dan wel voor een keertje.

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I've got an entire room just for trying on clothes!

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Le Freak is a disco classic but it's also easily the best song on the album. The other songs aren't bad but they don't hold a candle.

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It's disco! Light, easy fun in a tight 40-minute package.

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Much more enjoyable than Risque... at least there are other tracks that are worth listening to besides le freak, though nothing quite rises to that level.

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Groovy

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A bit unfair: this is meant for dancing, not listening. Good vibe, extraordinary levels of vamping.

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Groovy baby! Le freak is a kicker, Nile Rodgers elevates this.

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It's fine for what it is and when it came from. Half of the songs are still very listenable. 3/5

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i feel sorry for the late 70s having both disco and punk at the same time

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Ægte disco, flere kendte numre, groovy

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Le Freak is still very much enjoyable, everything else seems to get lost in itself. Nile Rodgers is still a legend though.

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I feel like I should be wearing a one piece flared jumpsuit in a primary colour. Martinis al round! This was a cool slinky album, but also quite irritating at times.

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It's fair to say disco gets a bad rap: in the blossoming punk scene of the late 70's, was it not authentic enough? Too slick, too commercial? Genuinely vapid, or just denounced by rockers or racists? Either way, most people seem to have got over it by now and its influence looms large in popular music today. As for Chic, they remain in the shadow of their guitarist and producer, the titanic Nile Rodgers. A man who has worked with all manner of artists from Bowie to Madonna to Daft Punk, but his career really started here, with Chic in the late 1970s. Rodgers' guitar is exemplary, carrying the instrumental "Saviour Faire" on its own with a beautiful tone, brittle and bright and warm and full in equal measure. It's a wonderful solo displaying exceptional skill. His rhythm guitar is equally robust, becoming as catchy as the vocal melodies in "Chic Cheer" and "Le Freak". The strong musicianship extends to the rest of the band, and it's a stacked line-up including multiple vocalists and full horn and string sections. It works together very well, but special mentions should go to the basslines and drum parts: perfectly arranged, knowing exactly where to go to fit around the rhythm guitar. Simplicity is key, as is repetition. "C'est Chic"'s downfall is that sometimes, this repetition is pushed too far: seven repetitions are enough in "At Last I Am Free", but it's pushed further and further until the song unravels a bit and there doesn't seem to be any hook, any power. It just dissolves. The last couple of tracks are a bit duff as well, though "Happy Man" is a great hit I hadn't heard before and "I Want Your Love" is nicely embellished with strings and tubular bells. Overall, "C'est Chic" is a worthy addition to the list and a perfect representative for disco, if not an all-round mirrorball of success.

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This was alright - obviously they have pretty much the only song they're known for but nothing crazy. 6/10.

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Cette bande de joyeux insulaires nous propose un deuxième album qui met de très bonne humeur pour démarrer la journée. L'occasion pour moi de profiter d'un rayon de soleil, et de me rendre chez mon "Haarfriseur" local afin de me refaire une beauté.

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Very relaxed, good 70s music... Great light disco vibes

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Nothing stood out and I was a little bored. Also, my dog left the room during the second song so... He was also not a fan.

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Funky disco grooves, but each song was about twice as long as it needed to be. Great for a dance floor, annoying to listen to.

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Eh 3

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Fun and funky sounds of the late 70s. I only really like Le Freak, but the rest have good vibes as well.

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I love the bass lines and scratchy guitar. Nile Rogers and especially Bernard Edwards were so influential. Like the last Chic album sent our way, there are two big hits and a bunch of supporting songs. The supporting songs here are more downtempo, but still pretty decent. Despite the guitar/bass one-two punch, the opener is a bit annoying and the closer is borderline, so I'm giving the LP a lower mark.

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very fun listen

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Not super into disco but this was fun and had some jams on it.

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Strong 3, groovy

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It's got Le Freak on it which is a disco classic; trademark Bernie bass and top production. But the lyrics are dire and the other songs aren't great. The Beegees did it better.

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Yeah, man, all of this worked for me. Was disco that bad? Doesn't really seem like it. Love the production on this and most of this really works for me. I'd listen again.

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Not a fan of disco, it's too repetitive. However, I like the funk baselines, and drum beats. And I found myself bobbing my head.

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Wish it wasn’t so repetitive, but you know if this album’s playing I’m taking Anita out on the dance floor to BOOOOGGGGIIIIIIEEEE!!!!

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I think I liked it, but mostly I feel like I don't know how to listen to or appreciate disco.

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Good for background music, I was familiar with Le Freak. I guess this sort of disco is too repetitive for me. 🤷‍♀️

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Overall pretty good! Does make you wanna dance!

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Un essentiel à écouter à cause de Le Freak. Pas fan de disco, mais les pièces rythmées sont efficaces. Nile Rodgers compose des musiques efficaces.

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Definitely something undeniable about this album, though I cannot quite say what. Also something definitely arrogant about naming your band Chic, your album C'est Chic, your first song "Chic Cheer", and then using the word "Chic" at least once per song for the entire album. This list has turned my wife into a real big disco fan. I appreciate it more, but it's still just okay.

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Gotta give it up for Disco. It gave hip hop tons of great samples and made New York teens so pissed off they had to invent punk. This is a smooth listen but not too much too it

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A great slice of the perfect example of a music genre that crashed and burned so fast. Chic's sound exemplified the sound of Disco, and that's with thanks to Bernard Edwards bass and Nile Rodgers guitar. Take those two sounds away and the iconic sound of disco is gone. The album is very dated. Some of the songs like LeFreak and I want your love are still relevant, but the rest of the album while sounding innovative, lags. 3.5/5

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You know this is Chic, right from the opening bass lines. It's such a defining and unique sound. They've almost crated their own genre. The singles and upbeat tracks work best. Impossible not to toe tap along with. Not a great, great album, but certainly a decent listen.

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I like Chic, and Le Freak is a stone-cold classic single. And I love I Want Your Love. But some of this album felt a bit same-y, and songs like At Last were too cheesy for my taste. A great singles band, imo. 3 stars for the classics that are on here.

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Freak Out! Love it. Nile Rodgers is the slickest dude around. The hits are outstanding and the other tracks are pleasant muzak. The former Disco legends and the latter more laid back and jazzy-soul.

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awesome disco album with one of the classic songs Le Freak. This album was equally relaxing and exciting.

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Buenos, está Le Freak y con eso basta, pero se me ha hecho pesado y repetitivo. Aunque está claro que son una referencia en ese tipo de sonido que es marca de la casa.

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Some good disco songs

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Bardzo fajny basik. Przyjemny disco/funkowy klimacik, le Freak oraz I want your love są moimi faworytami z albumu, ale ogólnie nie jest to album do jakiego bym wracał, bo nie mój vibe.

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what a ride.. lol

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I'm definitely not a chic guy

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Funky. Just not something I'll listen to.

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It's fine. "Le Freak" the obvious standout. Some good grooves, but I like it more funky George Clinton.

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Pues sí, los músicos que escuchamos aquí son el origen de la música disco y sentaron las bases para cosas que incluso hoy seguimos oyendo en fiestas. El bajista (que es también el compositor y líder de la banda) y el guitarrista (que inventó un estilo de tocar que hasta Daft Punk ha usado) son excelentes y se escuchan en cada track, así como los metales en 'I Want Your Love'; sin embargo eso no quita lo tremendamente repetitivo que se vuelve, y que para apenas 42 minutos, hacia el final estaba ya cansado del sonsonete.

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2.5| Se nota que andaban en su onda Disco de los inicios por que no es tan rápido como 'Boogie Wonderland' por ejemplo. Si alguien me diera una explicación lógica sobre el por que el disco es considerado en la lista lo entendería pero mientras pasa desapercibido

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Las primeras canciones muy bien: música Disco energética y alegre, pero en general el disco me pareció bastante intrascendente. La canción de LeFreak ya la tenía registrada en un playlist de disco.

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Too 70s for me

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Wahnsinnig grooviger Shizzle, glasklarer Sound, 3 von 8 sind im Kanon unserer Kollektiverinnerung feststehende Über-Hits. Epic wenn auch nicht mein Turf. Jedoch verleiht das restliche B-Seiten Material - ganz zu schweigen von den knallhart lächerlichen Intro/Outro Tracks - eine redundant-aufgeblähte Belanglosigkeit. 1.8

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Not my type of music

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Na pierwszy rzut okna, nie kojarzylem albumiku, badz bandu, ale juz na 2 kawalku zmienilem zdanie, bo le freaka z pewnoscia gdzies juz slyszalem, nie jestem pewny czy orginal w jakims filmie czy sample, ale kawalek kojarze, gatunkowo jest to funkowe disco, chociaz niektore kawalki brzmia nawet soulowo, jak at last I am free, ktory jest kawalkiem utrzymanym w najspokojniejszym tempie, przy czym jest najdluzszym utworem plyty, brakowalo mi troche charakterystycznych chorkow jak przystalo na disko, ale nie mozna miec wszystkiego

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All this does is bring back memories of the "Sounds of the 70s" compilation CD commercial that was always on TV in the 90s.

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p funky.

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Great at the start, goes down hill fast

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Groovy for sure, but fairly repetitive with very little variety. The songs could have been cut in half and nothing would have been lost. The worst song on this album, "At Last I Am Free" is the longest at over 7 minutes, and it did not deserve the fire bass runs it featured. I did enjoy the vibe, though, since disco strings are my aesthetic, but I wouldn't listen to this again. Listen to "Le Freak" and call it a day.

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well i know 'le freak' thats it. its not a live album right? nice nice start. this is disco music right. well intro got old about halfway through but here is the hit i guess. third songs nice, surprised there were no lyrics at all, Spotify lyrics were showing something i wonder if there's another version or where musicxmatch got the lyrics from lol. fourth songs nice but im already bored of this sound. whole album flows weird. 'i want your love' is the other (smaller) hit i think. 'at last i am free' is very nice, going to my playlist for songs over 7 min long. im done and im merely whelmed.

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Pretty good, enjoyable but not amazing

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Secondo me le freak è un pezzo un pò pacchiano, scontato e tutto il resto ma alla fine quando lo senti non puoi non esaltarti. Però il resto del disco l'ho trovato brutto, spesso con pezzi troppo lunghi per un ascolto casuale e con un sound patinato. Insomma si regge un pò troppo sul singolo questo disco, anche se molti pezzi penso abbiano avuto un'influenza grossa anche sulla disco degli anni moderni.

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I Chic provengono quel periodo degli anni '70 durante la quale praticamente l'umanità ha subito il fenomeno funk/disco-dance. Li trovo sfiziosi e divertenti ma molto limitati. Le freak e I want your love le conoscevo già e penso che siano le uniche due canzoni valide dell'album. Il resto è abbastanza anonimo. Voto 2 citando l'ultima traccia : "Just one more thing Remember the whole world's a circus Don't you be the clown"

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One banger on this album, i dont think they tried too hard for the rest of it 2 stars

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Ok 2/5

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Not my bag

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Ihan eheä kokonaisuus, vaikkakin tuntui ettei biisi vaihtunut missään välissä. Chicciä siellä ja vähän Freakiä täällä

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It's very camp disco. Not really my thing. It's good for what it is. Le Freak is a high tempo fun hit but in the first half of the album, Happy Man is the strongest track with a sort of Madnessesque hook. The good - Happy man.

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Boomer moms rejoice!

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Volgens mij ben ik een paar tanden verloren toen ik op dit mierzoete album aan het kauwen was....

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In the pantheon of musicians who reference themselves in song... Chic was chic before Jason Derulo was Jason Derulo. I wonder if his name can be used as an adjective... and thus lies the problem... I should be paying attention and enjoying their music.

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Not a huge fan, good music not my style, never been a fan of late 70s to 80s discoesque albums

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The first two songs were solid funky disco floor fillers. Excited, I listened on, the rest rather dull.

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Creamy disco-funk. Nile Rodgers is a bit of a celeb these days so had high hopes. Sure the guitar playing was top notch and there were a few good tracks (notably a #1 US single 'Le Freak') but a lot of it was rather meandering and/or forgettable.

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Sympatchique!

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All the songs had the same 4 notes but I loved how extra some of them were

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Generic disco music with one hit, "Le Freak".

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Disco shouldn't exist.

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The only good thing about this album is Nile Rodgers' signature guitar riffs. Unfortunately everything else on it is unintentionally campy and cheesy.

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ehhhh disco is not for me

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ne nicht so nice

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Not a disco fan.

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Good production . Tracks too long. A couple of stand out tracks, I want your Love being the main one but too many instrumental offerings.

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Not a massive fan of this. Le freak is a classic however.

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Not my thing

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not for me

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Hier had ik nu echt geen zin. Zeker dat gepiel niet..

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Ugh. I hate disco.

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Gostei apenas de Savoir Faire (2018 Remaster)

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GOD, PLEASE MAKE IT STOP!!!!!!!

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Listened to a few . Not a great fan

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Very acoustic, hardly any vocals at all. Made me want to listen and explore jazz some more. Inoffensive, repetitive, groovy.

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3/5

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