Nile Rodgers and Chic: It’s About Time review – masterly floor-fillers

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From Chic’s late-70s imperial phase through to his key role on Daft Punk’s ubiquitous 2013 hit Get Lucky, via career-shaping production work with Bowie, Madonna and Diana Ross, it’s hard to overstate Nile Rodgers’s impact on the evolution of dance music. The first Chic album in 26 years,and the first since the death of Rodgers’s musical foil, Bernard Edwards, It’s About Time is a masterly collection of relentlessly upbeat floor-fillers, even if the song titles – Boogie All Night, Dance With Me, Do You Wanna Party? – occasionally verge on self-parody.

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