My Forbidden Lover
Label: Atlantic Records
With its glistening beats and lushly drunken grooves seemingly in pursuit of nothing more than, well, "Good Times," everything about Chic's third album screams the late '70s, and all the decadence and glamorous debauchery of that era. But the reach of Risque stretched far beyond 1979. The easygoing funk and smart, smooth pop inspired and influenced everything from hip-hop to '80s pop, New Wave to art rock. A near-legendary album.