Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers - Dig Your Own Hole
Critic Score
Based on 7 reviews
1997 Ratings: #6 / 83
User Score
Based on 290 ratings
1997 Ratings: #51
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CRITIC REVIEWS

100
AllMusic

Taking the swirling eclecticism of their post-techno debut, Exit Planet Dust, to the extreme, the Chemical Brothers blow all stylistic boundaries down with their second album, Dig Your Own Hole.

100
Entertainment Weekly

Dig Your Own Hole doesn’t sound like anything you’ve heard before — literally. Layering sample upon sample (up to 300 per song, the duo claims), Simons and Rowlands create noises that don’t bring to mind anything known to man.

90
Slant Magazine

Relentless as a bionic metronome, the Chemical Brothers’s Dig Your Own Hole burns red raw with the fever of neutron dance.

80
Spin
Chemical beats have a rakish, presumptuous swagger that's immediately recognizable amid electronica's traditionally shy guize.
80
NME
The world of 'Dig Your Own Hole', that is - bruised, pissed, moody, stubborn, phenomenally cocksure. A trashing of all dance music's spiritual, pacifying potential. A record designed not to calm savage beasts, but to make them even madder...
80
Rolling Stone
Shut up, trance out, dance your ass off.
Houdanny
81

PPR is genuinely one of the best electronic songs ever made, it’s an absolute monster that only gets better with each listen. All in all, this is one of the finest statements of the British big beat scene.

Standout: The Private Psychedelic Reel
Favs: Piku, don’t stop the rock, setting sun, Dig your own Hole, Elektrobank, Block Rockin’ Beats, Where do i begin
Least fav: It doesn’t matter

WhatTheFunk
64

"Dig Your Own Hole" is a masterpiece. Why ? The answer in 10 points:
1) This is the best big beat album ever made. We have never heard such a powerful mix of electro-hip-hop-rock.
2) You can dance without stopping on the first 8 tracks.
3) My body temperature rises to 39 ° when I hear the intro of "Electrobank".
4) "It Does not Matter" is the best tribute to Daft Punk.
5) It's a real electro record. Not a pop album, like the excellent "Surrender", ... read more

Melancoholic
45

Weak.

RobiBerg
90

Fantastic. This feels like music you would play when you about ro race someone or on a highway.

LetalShertly
94

Songs to street race to.

TheIdiotChild
92

the late 90s/early 00s' seemed to be the era of music where artists were doing insane genre-blending expectation-defying shit that manages to sound bold and futuristic even now

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Added on: December 19, 2012