Top positive review
Starts great but tails off at the end
30 September 2018
After watching Chic and Nile Rogers play live I was struck, how fresh they sounded and the joy they exuded playing the music they love so when I saw a new album was being launched I ordered it with great anticipation. While I am pleased with it as a whole it feels slightly rushed. Even the "Delux Edition" has no extra tracks and adds an "Embossed Chic logo mint pack cover along with a 10-minute audio interview which hardly seems worth the extra £3.
This is the first Chic album for 26 years that contains new material, it is just a shame there is not more of it. Most of the 10 tracks are funky and upbeat but toward the end, you get a rather limp ballad, "Queen", a remake of the classic "I want your love" with Lady GaGa and a remix of an earlier track Sobar that sounds the same as the original.
There is still a lot of fun to be had with this album though with some great up-tempo dance numbers although you do sometimes miss the driving bass of the late Bernard Edwards. Of the collaborators, the instrumental "State of Mine (It's about time)", with keyboard player Philippe Saisse is the stand out track on the album while Stefflon Don and Craig David compliment each other well on Sober which is also a great track, so good it is on twice!
Overall this is well worth picking up and will still put a smile on your face but I hope we do not have t wait 26 years for the next one!