Chromeos debut 'she's in control' is released on an off-shoot of the fashion magazine Vice, and if you've ever read it don't be put off by buying this fantastic album. This isn't the usual hipper-than-thou, 15 minute lifespan stuff you'd expect if you've ever followed the reccomendations of magazines like Sleazenation, The (now deceased) Face, or the aforementioned Vice.
It's derivative stuff in one sense, sounding a lot like Cameo, Rick James and some of the 80's synthpop acts like (early) Depeche Mode. But it all holds together and has a much fatter, bassier sound than you'd expect. Funkier than hardbeat acts like DAF (who are also highly reccomended) some of the tracks do begin to merge into each other and if you're not a fan of vocoders then stay clear, however tracks like 'needy girl' and 'mercury tears' really stand out and bear repeated plays.
Add to this plenty of self referencing('our name is chromeo, and we are in control'),just in case you forgot who were listening to this, and a vocalist with plenty of slacker-camp appeal this is fun, tongue-in-cheek music and you'd have to be dead from the waist down not to enjoy it!