Chromeo have already solidified their reputation as consummate electro-funk scholars. White Women, the fourth LP from the Montreal-based team, builds on their legacy with three impossibly catchy opening tracks, all monster singles. From there Dave 1 and P-Thugg find room for sparse heartbreakers like "Ezra's Interlude," which coaxes a delicate falsetto from Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, and the timely disco flourishes of "Fall Back 2U."
As with previous albums, a goofball sense of humor and a knack for writing hooks prevent Chromeo from falling headlong into pastiche. When Dave 1 rhymes "jealous" with "fellas" on the airtight single "Jealous (I Ain't With It)," it's futile to resist singing along. When Chromeo are at their corniest, as with the jukebox nostalgia trip "Old 45s" and the pun-laced "Frequent Flyer," the jokes stay afloat on the band's impeccably appointed synthpop.