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What Is Chic in 2018? It's About Time Gives an Unsatisfactory Answer

Alfred Soto, Spin, 4 October 2018

WEALTHY AND COOL ENOUGH to maintain a reputation on the sweet fragrance of thirty years' worth of fumes, Nile Rodgers nevertheless wanted a new Chic album. Maybe fans clamored for one. Chic albums haven't sold since 1979's Risqué, though. Few listeners clamored for Chic albums even during their Carter-era heyday; for the general public that made 'Le Freak' the largest selling single in Atlantic Records' history to date, a Chic album would've been expected hits-plus-filler anyway.

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