“C’est Chic” by Chic - album review

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TJR says

The big production on their second long-player gave the stylish New Yorkers their biggest album success, hitting #4 in the Billboard 200 and spawning two huge hits “Le Freak” (#1) and “I Want Your Love” (#7). At the very core of the hypnotic and stylish grooves were guitarist Nile Rodgers, bassist Bernard Edwards and drummer Tony Thompson. Pulling the album down for me, “Savoir Faire” offers laid-back guitar-solo jazz refinement George-Benson-style which completely rubs me up the wrong way. Similarly spoking my wheel on side two, the sickly Three-Degrees-like “At Last I Am Free” is the kind of pop balladry that I can well do without. In my affections, some they win, some they lose.

The Jukebox Rebel

A1 [04:42] 3.7.png Chic - Chic Cheer (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk
A2 [05:23] 6.6.png Chic - Le Freak [12" version] (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk
A3 [05:01] 2.1.png Chic - Savoir Faire (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Jazz
A4 [04:17] 4.4.png Chic - Happy Man (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk
B1 [06:55] 7.1.png Chic - I Want Your Love (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk
B2 [07:08] 2.9.png Chic - At Last I Am Free (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Pop Ballad
B3 [04:26] 5.0.png Chic - Sometimes You Win (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk
B4 [03:41] 6.3.png Chic - (Funny) Bone (Bernard Edwards, Nile Rodgers) Disco / Funk

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