That new Chemical Brothers album then...

#1

Best thing they’ve done since Surrender? Possible album of the year contender?

Thought so. Glad you all agree.

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#2

Yep. Really enjoying it. Last couple were fine but unmemorable imho. This seems way better.

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#3

I was surprised to see this view. I listened to the album and thought how dated and by-the numbers it was. I accept that bands have to play to their strengths, but this almost seems like pastiche.

#4

Think the “dated” sound is a deliberate move - if anyone has the right to make a joyous old school big-beat rave album it’s the Chemical Brothers.

I much prefer this to the cool guest vocalist of the year approach they often slide into.

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#5

This is 100% my view. Who knew anyone would be heralding a Chem Bros album in 2019?

And We’ve Got To Try is the best thing on it and single of the year contender.

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#6

It’s shite.

#7

It’s fucking excellent

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#8

it was all right.

#9

Mixed Reviews then, eh?

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#10

I’ve liked the singles. Seemed very retro, and not bad for it.

#11

Further was fucking banging.

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#12
  • Album of the year
  • Worst album I’ve ever heard

0 voters

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#13

I’ve 100% heard none of it, i really like the singles, which i really like, so i’m assuming the whole thing is rubbish and am not listening to it. Might give it a spin tomorrow though.

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#14

Surrender > Dig Your own hole > Exit Planet Dust >= No Geography > Come With Us > Born in the Echoes > Further >> the crap ones with songs about fish and coating stuff with zinc

…but love most of them, further included

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#15

Yep, is brilliant. Push The Button was their only misstep really

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#16

I love this:

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#17

Every thread has become the hot takes thread.

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#19

Electronic Battle Weapon 10 was the last good thing they did.

#20

So I gave this a fair shake, and I’m three tracks and fucking raving in my kitchen.

This slaps.

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