The Chemical Brothers - Further
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Based on 17 reviews
2010 Ratings: #571 / 869
User Score
Based on 61 ratings
2010 Ratings: #146
June 22, 2010 / Release Date
LP / Format
Freestyle Dust/Astralwerks / Label
Electronic / Genres
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After struggling to find their voice in the 00's, the trance-inspired direction on "Further" is a fresh change of pace. It has some great production and the entire flow of the record brings me back to their 90's roots! I wouldn't really say there's a poor decision on this record, unlike their previous efforts, it's all pretty spot on.

Fav Tracks: Escape Velocity, Another World, Dissolve, Horse Power, Swoon

Least Fav Track: K+D+B

This is it. This is the one. The culmination of everything that The Chemical Brothers had toyed with prior; the house-inspired grooves that lock you in from the get-go, the immediacy of pop music, the bombast, the build-ups, the transcendent moments of psychedelia, a seamless track-to-track feel of adventure and more ambitious shots of progressive influence than ever. I don't even think I have done this album's true feeling much justice by describing all of that either. It's inspiring, it's ... read more
I'm not going to lie: I'm not a Chemical Brothers fan. Hell, i'm not really that big into electronic music. (Aside from the big names in the genre) However, this album is probably the only Chemical Brothers record that has really grabbed my attention in a way that made an impact on me. From the desolate Snow to the off the wall and over the top Dissolve, it's a dip into the murky sci-fi depths into the mind of two very British DJ's.

Favorite Jams: Dissolve, Escape Velocity, Horse Power

Lest ... read more
Unfortunately, the Brothers don't move any further than the arena-trance monster, they created beat by beat.
Finally something different by the chemical brothers after 2 albums with only a few good songs on each this is fresh and trancy. Still not amazing but it is different and deserves credit.
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Track List

  1. Snow
  2. Escape Velocity
  3. Another World
  4. Dissolve
  5. Horse Power
  6. Swoon
  7. K+D+B
  8. Wonders Of The Deep
  9. Don't Think (iTunes bonus)
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