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Exit Planet Dust

The Chemical Brothers

1995

Exit Planet Dust

Album Summary

Exit Planet Dust is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers. It was first released on 26 June 1995 in the United Kingdom by Junior Boy's Own, Freestyle Dust, and Virgin Records, and on 15 August 1995 in the United States by Astralwerks. The album was recorded between August and November 1994, with "Song to the Siren" performed live. Its title is a reference to their departure from their earlier name The Dust Brothers. The album received critical acclaim and was in the UK charts for many weeks, charting in each year from its release in 1995 until 2000; its highest peak was number 9 in 1995.

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3.22

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5688

Genres

  • Electronica
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Mon Apr 26 2021
2

A soft focus laser (like the green ones in clubs that pan around) trained squarely on your pleasure zones that hits (tickles?) the spot more often than not. Agreeable by design, which isn't an issue here because the Brothers' dedication to making techno enjoyable for a wider audience means an appreciation of pop song form and healthy servings of beats. I tip my hat to them for their public service.

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Thu Apr 01 2021
4

A favorite back in high school. Love the way it flows from track to track. It's cool that it works equally well as dance music and as a headphone ride. Starts with a Kraftwerk sample so you know they know their shit. I like the additive/subtractive way layers of elements/loops are used to build dramatic song structures. Tracks 1-6 are like the party and 7-11 are like the after-party. Used to put "one too many mornings" on mixtapes.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
5

oh man, have i been waiting for this one. this was my first introduction to them, in the fall of 1995. i was super-leet, working in a computer lab, shuttling around my newton and an internal hard drive in the pocket of my mechanic's jacket. i'd remove the drive from a computer in the lab & install mine, write my papers or whatever, then put it all back together and go back home. and read the collected sherlock holmes on the bus back & forth on my newton. this is another 7-star album for me.

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Sat Mar 27 2021
5

Everything I want out of an electronic music album. Literally bopped my head from start to finish.

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Wed Jun 30 2021
5

It's cool to hear electronic music that isn't just club music. This works just as well for simply setting a mood.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
5

Where it all began.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
5

I discovered The Chemical Brothers, like many people, with the follow-up to Exit Planet Dust, the also amazing Dig Your Own Hole, and back in the day getting my hands on these albums wasn't that easy. Even considering that, I hate myself for not having listened to this album in full back in the day. I only knew a few songs, which I thought were great, but listening to the overall album is a whole another experience. Damn, guess I'll be listening this one on repeat these days.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
4

Really enjoyed some of these tracks. As with most electronic music, I can only listen to a few tracks before needing a break!

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Sat Mar 27 2021
4

Excellent mood and vibe. A little surprised at the lack of Dancy stuff.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

Cet album des Chemical Brothers m'a mis dans une colère noire. Il faut savoir que les Chemical Brothers ont coûté leur place dans la liste des 1001 à mon groupe favori, My Chemical Romance. En effet, seul un seul groupe de chimie pop pouvait être ajouté à la liste par Robert, qui a donc preferé les frères à la romance. Seulement, on se rend rapidement compte que ce choix est une erreur. Très vite, les Chemical Brothers vont effectuer leur première bévue: le substrat de soude est mélangé avec la solution aqueuse, ce qui provoque une légère odeur de brulé très désagrable dans le laboratoire. Ensuite, l'un des frères va venir renverser le contenu de son erlenmeyer sur le microscope du coin de table, ce qui démontre le peu d'aise avec laquelles les Chemical Brothers maniaient leur matériel. Enfin, le mélange acide nitrique/magnesium opéré ne prendra jamais la couleur bleue attendue. La comparaison fait très mal avec leurs camarades de classe de My Chemical Romance, qui dans le même temps ont obtenu deux prix nobel de chimie pour leur travaux sur l'arbre de Diane. Un scandale de plus à l'actif de Robert, qui n'en finit plus d'enchainer les décisions douteuses.

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Thu Apr 07 2022
3

Un album caractéristique des Chemical Brothers. Ceux-ci se présentent d'abord en blouse blanche à l'entrée du laboratoire et s'avancent chacun vers un robinet. Ils se munissent alors d'eau distillée et commencent à rincer une poignée de tubes à essai ainsi qu'un bécher. Une fois ceci fait, l'un des brothers verse délicatement de l'eau dans un tube alors que le second brother y ajoute de l'acide éthanoïque. Ils étalonnent ensuite le pH-mètre avec les solutions tampon 4 et 7 et agitent la solution dont le pH est mesuré. L'examinateur les interrompt soudain et leur demande de se verser chacun un litre d'acide chlorhydrique dans la bouche. Les Chemical Brothers s'exécutent naïvement. Quelques secondes plus tard, les deux sont transportés d'urgence à l'hôpital et laissent ainsi leur matériel chimique dans le laboratoire.

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Fri Nov 11 2022
3

Solid but uninteresting.

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Fri Apr 09 2021
5

Hugely underrated album from hugely underrated pioneers of big beat and electro. This is a belter!

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Fri Oct 09 2020
5

Nice

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Tue Mar 09 2021
5

Guay

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

Classic shit.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
5

Nick thought it was a belter

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Thu Apr 01 2021
5

Awesome album, I realy digged it.

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Thu Apr 22 2021
5

A veces la electrónica me cansa porque me parece que puede ser muy monótona, pero con este disco no me paso, tiene varios moods (?) y es muy disfrutable

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

Чемикал

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Sat Jun 05 2021
5

Surprisingly good! A nice mixture of chill, focusing and energising music, great for working to

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Sat Jun 05 2021
5

Top notch. Kind of psychedelic/electric?

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Sat May 15 2021
5

Really good and well put together album

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Mon May 24 2021
5

Quality. Maybe a tad relentless at points Could do with some more variety between songs. The first six easily could all be the same song. Also didn't know they used to be called "the dust brothers"

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Mon May 24 2021
5

- this album rocks but maybe dwells on some loops a little too long. - I forgot how much fun it is to work to big-beat, album is almost too dance-able to go with spreadsheets. - undersells its bass and guitars, oversells the phasing square synths. - fairly repetitious structure in most tracks (strong & creative intro, energetic beats to 3/4 mark, then a downtempo loop breakdown that's a little too long) - second half is a strong shift, astute ordering. - The Matrix 4 can't come fast enough.

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Tue May 18 2021
5

Love a bit of the chemical brothers, love a continuous album, great stuff

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Tue Jul 27 2021
5

The start of a epic journey. Love it.

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Sat Sep 25 2021
5

The brothers gonna pump you up!

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Sat Oct 09 2021
5

Really enjoyed this. As always, what I expected was vastly different than what I received. Added to library.

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Sat Oct 30 2021
5

Хороший альбом, но не лучший

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Wed Nov 17 2021
5

Gyors, felpörget, egyáltalán nem egysíkú vagy unalmas. Get shit done érzésem van amikor hallgatom. Fogom még hallgatni.

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Thu Nov 18 2021
5

YEEEEE CHEMICAAAAL, BUDUMMM BUDUMMMM

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Sun Nov 28 2021
5

I always liked "Dig your own hole" better (especially the buzz saw solo), but this one is great too. Very innovative, great beats. No song is a filler. And nice that they've put the more upbeat songs to the start and the more chill songs to the end. I absolutely see the impact it had at the time it came out.

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Fri Jan 07 2022
5

Outstanding. Many happy memories

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

I LOVE this! What an incredible debut album from the 70s fashion cover design to the songs. I've definitely been missing out for the last 16 or so years! At any rate better late than never. This album is aggressive in all the ways great dance music should be. It starts off with the promise "The brothers gonna work it out" then spends the next 49 minutes doing just that. The first half of the album fires on all cylinders. Ferocious! Then we get to enter "Chico's Groove" where the Brothers take things down a notch leading the beautiful "One Too Many Mornings" and into a perfect wind down. I kept cranking this up as the album progressed. So good that at times it had me wondering if someone dropped an E into my sparkling water... It will be tough to name a favorite song from this album. A fantastic masterpiece of EDM from start to finish!

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Fri Jan 28 2022
5

I was excited to see The Chemical Brothers pop up on the rotation. I am familiar with this duo in association with other artists of the style music, but didn’t know the album. It definitely lived up to my expectations. I loved it.

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Fri Feb 04 2022
5

Amazing album.

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Thu Feb 10 2022
5

Fucking love Chemical Brothers. One of the first bands I ever really fell in love with and they still have a special place in my heart. While I think they got even better than this debut, it's still absolutely killer.

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Fri Feb 18 2022
5

I never thought I'd like me some electric guitar and drums. Chemical romance are crayyy boi

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

Love the 90’s electronic sound

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Sat May 28 2022
5

Hey boys Hey girls Superstar DJs Here we go

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Tue Jun 14 2022
5

I’m a big fan of this genre and I also love chemical brothers so I’m kinda biased Seamless transitions.

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Wed Jul 13 2022
5

Heard before. Quality album, great production, great guests. Well done all round, weird album art though

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Fri Aug 05 2022
5

muito massa o fadinho eletrônico

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Mon Aug 22 2022
5

Classic

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Mon Aug 29 2022
5

nice

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

This is 90s ‘Need for Speed’ techno and I love it

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Sat Oct 01 2022
5

Back when the Chemies used to mean something. big, bold and wall to wall slaps

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Sat Dec 03 2022
5

Guay

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Tue Jan 03 2023
5

i don't understand how i never went bigger on the chemical brothers when they were in their pomp. i don't know how i could have listened to this album and not have fell absolutely in love with them. it genuinely baffles me that even having seen their phenomenal live shows and listened to all of their albums when they came out that i never went massive on them. wish i could go back and see them in their early years.

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Tue Jun 22 2021
4

Good background music to work to. Not very memorable to me, but I still enjoyed it.

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Wed Dec 02 2020
4

reminded me of being a seedy teenager in the late 90s, and of all those seedy cunts that listen to this type of tweaker shit. great album

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Thu Sep 17 2020
4

interesting. normally not a fan of the "edm"kind of music but this is enjoyable!!

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Fri Sep 18 2020
4

It's pretty fun techno/house. Not really my genre but I still enjoyed it

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Thu Jun 17 2021
4

Nice album thanks the chemical brothers

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Thu Feb 18 2021
4

Awesome relatively unknown Chemical Brothers album (atleast for me), brings me back to the rythem bangers of the 90's

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Tue Feb 09 2021
4

This album is pretty dope - lots of really catchy loops and beats. 'Three Little Birdies Down Beats' and 'Chico's Groove' are the highlights for me. Easily a 4 star, closer to 4.5

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Mon Jan 25 2021
4

Great for a listen while on a run

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

I had this CD in my car for ages. The Chemical Brothers are GODS in their field.

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Wed May 12 2021
4

Good background music, chill beats.

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Sun Apr 18 2021
4

Excellent, hard driving dance pop.

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

Dig it

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Sun Feb 21 2021
4

I'm giving this a 4/5 solely because this type of music was in nearly every damn movie i watched growing up in the 90's and 2000's. From "Swordfish" to "The Matrix" this type of music is ingrained in me to like.

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Mon Mar 08 2021
4

Super bon album, les sonorités classiques des frères chimiques!

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

4 star

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Tue Feb 23 2021
4

Pretty good house/electronica, but I prefer their tracks without vocals to the ones that have them.

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Wed May 05 2021
4

Amazing stuff

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Un disco muy prendido, para pasarla a gusto y en tachas. No tengo mucho que decir, me da energía y levanta el ánimo, puro party y mi parte favorito es la triada de los beats: "Three Little Birdies Down Beats", "Fuck Up Beats" y "Chemical Beats". 8/10

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Thu Apr 22 2021
4

Pues bien en general, la primera parte del disco me pareció bastante divertida, movida, uplifting, etc. Agradezco que no haya lyrics realmente aquí. Aun así, conforme más avanzaba el disco me empezó a perder poco a poco. La que más disfruté fue Three Little Birdies Down Beats, porque sus beats son muy característicos de los noventa. Mood: Rave en la carretera a 180 kms/hr

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Mon Mar 15 2021
4

Good stuff. trance like, but funky too

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Fri Apr 23 2021
4

awesome start - ends a bit weak

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Mon Feb 08 2021
4

This should not expand dong. But it does. (☉_☉). Na moral nao sabia que eu curtia Chemical Brothers mas ouvi duas vezes, back to back, e tomei um lsd. Produtividade no trabalho aumentou em cents%. Todos os fornecedores receberam pagamento adiantado e o salario de Fevereiro ja ta na conta. Three Little Birdies Down Beats eh a stand-out track. Perai que meu chefe esta me ligando

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Tue Mar 16 2021
4

Excellent dance album that sets their future sound

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Fri Apr 30 2021
4

I would like to come back to this album in the future. Have heard one offs by the CBs, but never an album beginning to end.

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Thu May 06 2021
4

pretty bangin

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Thu May 06 2021
4

Funky start. All the songs just are continuous which is cool. EDM. Fav songs Chemical Beats Three little birdies down beats One too Many Mornings

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Mon May 10 2021
4

Classic. Their best album.

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Tue Jun 15 2021
4

Good one! Groovy funky dancy beats, interesting vocals and just an overall good presentation. Seems more mature than 1995!

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Mon May 10 2021
4

The first half of this album is fantastic. As someone who's never listened to the Chemical Brothers before, the first six tracks make it clear why they're so legendary. Awesome big beat tracks that flow into each other with classic acid synths and samples coming and going to keep it constantly refreshing. One of my favourite albums of all time is Daft Punk's Alive 2007, and this sounds like the precursor to that album. Then there's the second half... this half is honestly mediocre. The heavy dance beats give way to five mellowed out and honestly boring tracks. I have no desire to relisten to any of these tracks, and when I revisit this album I won't bother with them. First half: 5/5 Second half: 2/5 Total: 4/5

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Sun May 23 2021
4

Great production and interesting variation in styles. Really enjoyed this record. Not quite 5 star material but would listen again

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Bouncy

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Wed May 26 2021
4

Carefully crafted from start to end. Love the transition from high energy to down low a little more than half way. Embodies the mood of all the movies and video games of the late 90s to early 00s... but came out in 95! What a pioneer. Main downside is repetition which was a bit too much for me to handle at once.

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Tue May 18 2021
4

It was good but as an album it was very repetitive. I'd happily listen to individual tracks again but probably not a full album

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Fri Jun 04 2021
4

las últimas me parecieron medio pedorras xD

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Tue Jun 08 2021
4

I'm not at all educated in dance/electronic music, but what caught my ear was the finesse of the layering and the flow of each song. Will try to implement this into my road trip playlists.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

Big beats and guitars. What a recipe.

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Fri Jul 23 2021
4

Excellent debut released in the midst of Big Beat, a genre which produced a lot of brilliant records but was also quite one dimensional. Chemical Brothers did use this a template but added elements of techno and acid house on the likes of Somg To The Siren & Chemical Beats. The chilled Chico’s Groove brings some respite and the Beth Orten collab on closer Alive Alone is my favourite of the Chem Bros slower vocal tracks.

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Sun Aug 01 2021
4

Good one.

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Tue Aug 03 2021
4

Sounds like taking LSD during a rave in the middle east. It's also good music to play in the background while coding. 3.9/5

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Fri Aug 06 2021
4

Would dance to it in the club.

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Thu Aug 12 2021
4

Cool rock electronica fusion. I appreciate the roomy kit sound. Playground For A Wedgeless Firm is probably my favorite track.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

This was definitely a step above most electronic dance music stuff. Still not my cup of tea, but every song was solid. Could imagine a DJ in a 90s rave just throwing this album on and just stepping away for an hour and no one would complain.

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Tue Aug 31 2021
4

I enjoyed it, good vibes and electronic beats. More on the chill end especially on the back half, so it was some good background music for work. I'm a sucker for when songs lead straight into each other.

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

An excellent album

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Mon Sep 20 2021
4

Yeah this was pretty fun, I liked it. Made me want to party.

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Wed Sep 22 2021
4

Are The Chemical Brothers actually related?

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Mon Oct 11 2021
4

The brothers worked it out

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

Sounds like the sega game Streets of Rage's soundtrack and I'm all down for it.

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Thu Oct 14 2021
4

30. Exit Planet Dust - The Chemical Brothers 11 tracks. Not something I would usually listen to but despite it being an early album is very good, (and even better via headphones). Had me absolutely hooked from the get go and made me go looking for more afterwards. 4/5

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Tue Oct 19 2021
4

Muy buen disco. Escuchable en cualquier circunstancia

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