Album review: In Flagranti, “Worse for Wear”


Alex Gloor, left, and Sasha Crnobrnja of In Flagranti will help in mourning LCD Soundsystem fans. (Courtesy of Bond Music Group)

Worse for Wear,” the latest disc from underrated European duo In Flagranti, is brimming with outsider disco tracks that proudly bounce alongside LCD Soundsystem at its most luxe. Producers Sasha Crnobrnja and Alex Gloor have learned how to execute that magical Murphy-ian switcheroo, making electronic instrumentals feel warm, loose and organic. On the nine-minute hustle of “Three-Piece Suit,” drum machines go rubbery and synthesizers sound like touch-tone phones dialing in tongues.

Fans of LCD’s popular, Nike-commissioned exercise mix “45:33” will especially love this stuff. If anything, “Worse for Wear” should keep us all on the treadmill until Murphy decides to get his band back together.

Chris Richards has been the Post's pop music critic since 2009. He's recently written about summer songs, festival fatigue, metal drumming and D.C. rap star Shy Glizzy.

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