AOTY 2019

Head Over Heels

Chromeo - Head Over Heels
Critic Score
Based on 13 reviews
2018 Ratings: #567 / 736
User Score
Based on 39 ratings
2018 Ratings: #970
June 15, 2018 / Release Date
LP / Format
Atlantic / Label
Nu-Disco, Dance Pop / Genres
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The Independent
This is as close to the live iteration of Chromeo that one of their records has ever come. Plus, its arrival at the start of the summer feels like serendipitous timing; this might be their moment.
Northern Transmissions
Though the album suffers from feeling too familiar now, it will likely age better.
A.V. Club

Chromeo specializes in upbeat, retro-embracing synth-funk—but, unlike others in a similar vein, the Canadian duo exists in an area somewhere between a come-hither wink and a seduction parody. On Head Over Heels, the group strikes a perfect balance between these extremes.

The Skinny
It’s not perfect ... But when the pieces fall into place there aren’t many bands that exude this much ridiculous, filthy, party-starting energy.
Slant Magazine
Chromeo's formula is well-suited to producing unpretentious, likeable pop-funk; it's just too bad that it's never felt more like a formula than ever before.
In its shimmering and infectious disco lights, ‘Head Over Heels’ is an album that’ll have fans jumping up and down and screaming along in equal measure – and a trip that pushes the world to one side in order to dance late into the night.
Rolling Stone

It's odd ... that Chromeo's sound doesn't change one bit on Head Over Heels – why bring out the big guns for more of the same?

I really wish they’d change up their sound or something. Every track sound pretty much the same. However, in a playlist these songs would work great on shuffle.
Top 3 Tracks
- Must've Been
- Count Me Out
- Bad Decision
So it goes without saying, but this is by far the worst Chromeo project to date. Not even genuinely big guests can save this album from making me feel like we've been here, time and time again with Chromeo. Thankfully, this album isn't all garbage. Sure, the production here is absolutely squeaky clean, and half of these tracks seem more interested with crafting a crossover Pop hit than anything. But with Chromeo's Electro-Funk style in tact and sleazier than ever, it actually works to their ... read more
The production is so similar on a lot of these but there are bops. The features really help to make this not feel one really long track
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Track List

  1. Must've Been (feat. DRAM)
  2. Don't Sleep (feat. French Montana & Stefflon Don)
  3. One Track Mind
  4. Count Me Out
  5. Bad Decision
  6. Right Back Home To You (Interlude)
  7. Just Friends (feat. Amber Mark)
  8. Juice
  9. Slumming It
  10. Bedroom Calling, Pt. 1
  11. Bedroom Calling, Pt. 2 (feat. The-Dream)
  12. Room Service
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