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Dig Your Own Hole

The Chemical Brothers

1997

Dig Your Own Hole

Album Summary

Dig Your Own Hole is the second studio album by English electronic music duo the Chemical Brothers. It was released on 7 April 1997 in the United Kingdom by Freestyle Dust and Virgin Records and in the United States by Astralwerks. The album was recorded between 1995 and 1997, and features Noel Gallagher of Oasis and Beth Orton as guest vocalists. The album became the duo's first to peak at number one in the UK, achieving this peak in April 1997. Five singles were released from the album, two of which reached number one in the UK: "Setting Sun", "Where Do I Begin", "Block Rockin' Beats", "Elektrobank", and "The Private Psychedelic Reel". The album has been included in several British magazines' lists of the best albums ever. The success of the album led The Chemical Brothers to be much sought-after remixers, and the duo released a mix album in 1998 titled Brothers Gonna Work It Out.

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Rating

3.17

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5180

Genres

  • Electronica
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Mon Feb 01 2021

War Pigs is a huge opening track and sets the tone for a genre defining album. Rifftastic Iommi with the unchained brilliance of Ozzie. A match made in metal heaven.

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Fri Sep 10 2021
5

never gets old. unlike me.

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Tue Sep 07 2021
4

I remain on the fence about the whole DJ thing. Which is so dumb, any question of whether remix and mash up are art is very long since settled. Even mentioning it, I sound like some backwards art historian trying to get a discussion going about whether photography belongs in the study of visual arts. Even given my backwards skepticism, this is clearly at the top of the genre and in fact an album I purchased when it came out.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
2

The music was interesting but it was too long, too loud, and too intense. Almost couldn't make it through. 3

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

Really liked it. Based on the album's age, I can see that this music set the precedent for other bands such as Beastie Boys.

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Sat May 21 2022
5

This took me back to my big drug taking days. What a trip. Every Tuesday afternoon we'd finish training, I'd get showered in the jizz of the entire Chelsea first team and backroom staff, take a load of pills and hit the clubs buzzin' off me tits. Eat my dick, life.

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Tue Feb 22 2022
2

I'm guessing at the right club, with the right lighting, at the right age, with the right drugs, this could be enjoyable. But without that mix, it's beyond annoying. Get off my lawn.

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Fri Oct 23 2020
5

A nailed-on 5 and without any competition the best dance/electronica album ever made.

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Wed Jan 06 2021
5

The breakbeat drums are sick, I love how they sound. The grooves are pretty gnarly and scuzzy. Sounds a little like some of the stuff you might hear on a rage album. Explosive, dancey, groovy. The tracks are never stagnant, hardly drag, honestly I really love this

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Fri Mar 12 2021
5

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. Bigger, bolder, and more adventurous than Exit Planet Dust, Dig Your Own Hole opens with the slamming cacophony of "Block Rockin' Beats," where hip-hop meets hardcore techno, complete with a Schoolly D sample and an elastic bass riff. Everything is going on at once in "Block Rockin' Beats," and it sets the pace for the rest of the record, where songs and styles blur into a continuous kaleidoscope of sound. It rocks hard enough for the pop audience, but it doesn't compromise either the Chemicals' sound or the adventurous, futuristic spirit of electronica -- even "Setting Sun," with its sly homages to the Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows" and Noel Gallagher's twisting, catchy melody, doesn't sound like retro psychedelia; it sounds vibrant, unexpected, and utterly contemporary. There are no distinctions between different styles, and the Chemicals sound as if they're having fun, building Dig Your Own Hole from fragments of the past, distorting the rhythms and samples, and pushing it forward with an intoxicating rush of synthesizers, electronics, and layered drum machines. The Chemical Brothers might not push forward into self-consciously arty territories like some of their electronic peers, but they have more style and focus, constructing a blindingly innovative and relentlessly propulsive album that's an exhilarating listen -- one that sounds positively new but utterly inviting at the same time.

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Thu Feb 25 2021
5

This album was much better than I expected a psychedelic house album to be. Its opening track is well known, and the rest of the album is just as good. There are some low points in the middle of the album, but this is an overall fantastic album. 4.7/5 stars

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Thu Oct 07 2021
5

Fucking love this album. Just great song after great song, with everything being something you can move your feet too. I rarely give an album 5/5 just for being fun, but here we are 5/5

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Tue May 04 2021
4

A little rave in my pocket. Engaging enough to be entertaining, passive enough to make work go a little smoother today. The year this was released makes me feel like this was a massive influence in the early 00s, I can point out a lot of movies that kept the same gritty hard bass sound. Favorite tracks: "Elektrobank", "It Doesn't Matter"

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Hooked me, lost me, hooked me, lost me. Overall charmed by it. Block Rockin Beats was one of my faves as a teen listening to Jock Jams in my room and tossing a football to myself as I made diving catches onto my bed. Never listened to this whole album before, but glad to have now.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
2

Didn't finish. It didn't sound good but I could see it in some situations, so maybe a low 3

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Tue Aug 10 2021
2

The repetition in some of these songs makes my brain hurt. Setting Sun reminds me of Tomorrow Never Knows by the Beatles. Some of these songs have grooves that I can get into, but overall it's just not my thing. 2 stars.

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Sun Jul 18 2021
1

“Dig Your Own Hole” by The Chemical Brothers (1997) Well, here’s an album that forces the serious listener to revisit his or her definition of “recorded music”. And since it is no doubt “recorded”, what is under examination here is one’s understanding of the term “music”. Is this “music”? Well, not in the conventional sense. It is excruciatingly repetitive, mechanical, unrelenting, static, and almost entirely at one tempo (about 120 beats per minute, but who’s counting?). It would be good background sound for a boring workout, or the first ten minutes of the evening’s endeavor to get lucky. And since The Chemical Brothers all but concede that lyrics are irrelevant, one can add meaninglessness to the list of this album’s characteristics. The lyrics to the track “It Doesn’t Matter” pretty well sum it up. But out of an artistic respect for the possibility that this is precisely the point, perhaps one can assess whether The Chemical Brothers are successful at conveying mindless alienation devoid of intelligible content or feeling of any sort. They are not. I know this album peaked at #1 on the UK charts, but maybe that says more about the UK than it does about this album. 1/5

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Mon Feb 01 2021
1

Hated it. Very repetitive.

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Thu Oct 15 2020
5

Enjoying it as good background work music.

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Sun Jan 24 2021
5

Awesome.

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Wed Apr 14 2021
5

Fantastic but the intensity is so high its hard to power through the whole album

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Sat Apr 17 2021
5

Another one I wish I had discovered as a kid. Excellent.

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Sat Apr 10 2021
5

Really like this one

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

This was kick-ass.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
5

Good album for energetic, highly rhythmic break beat style EDM. Puts me in the mood to kick butt.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
5

OK

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Thu Sep 09 2021
5

Bam! Te gek album! Een van mijn all-time favorites. Zo'n beetje mijn introductie in de meer electronische muziek, en na al die jaren nog altijd een erg sterke plaat.

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Mon Oct 04 2021
5

One of my favourite records ever

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Thu Dec 16 2021
5

Takes you on a journey - builds and builds, crashes out, then you come out of the end on a euphoric note. Brilliant.

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Wed Jan 05 2022
5

Awesome, not my usual genre.

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Wed Jan 12 2022
5

Glad to hear more of the chemical brothers!

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Fri Feb 11 2022
5

Excelente disco

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Sat Feb 26 2022
5

Still my favourite electronic album of all time. Kinda wish I got another TCB album to check out because I'm so familiar with this one, but I can take that into my own hands. Incredible production, can't help bopping to this. And Where Do I Begin still gives me chills.

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Thu Mar 10 2022
5

Wow, this is next level electronic music! I enjoyed every second of it, despite the ridiculous loudness (loudness war?) of it. I love the beats and the hooks (is that "Tomorrow Never Knows"? they even nailed the guitar wails in it) and how the album as a whole doesn't sound like a mobile game that involves polygons. I never knew electronica could be this good. What an experience. Another highlight in this 1000+ day project.

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Mon Mar 14 2022
5

I love this album. It’s got so much going on. Really expressive drum patterns, fabulous melodies, perfect vocalists. And a damn fine groove all the way through.

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Mon Mar 21 2022
5

love this album. i remember it at the time and was a fan of the chemical brothers. they made list of good stuff and this was right up there with the best.

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Wed Mar 23 2022
5

Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'? Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'? Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'? Who is dis doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'?

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Fri Mar 25 2022
5

Awesome

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Sun Apr 10 2022
5

"Block Rockin' Beats" is probably what most people remember from this and that's not without reason, it's the epitome of big beat electronic music. If "Dig Your Own Hole" was just more of that it would still be one of the best of its genre but it is definitely not just more of that. Instead we get a solid dose of Beatlesque psychedelia featuring Noel Gallagher at the height of Oasis-mania on "Setting Sun" and the gorgeous journey that turns into a really bad trip (and one of the best songs of the 90s) "Where Do I Begin" with a stunning vocal by Beth Orton (where has she gone?)

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Tue May 10 2022
5

Just really interesting influential avant-garde electro!

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Fri May 20 2022
5

I don't think this is as strong an album as either Exit Planet Dust or Surrender, but the brothers Chemical sure are good enough to get one of their weaker albums into this list. Saying that - "it doesn't matter" is one of TCB's finest tracks. Bonkers, bassy, interesting enough to keep the ear and visceral enough to carry you off somewhere else. It's going to be five stars, obviously.

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Sat May 21 2022
5

A very big one from my yoof this. A life defining album for me. The first dance album I remember falling absolutely head over heals in love with. It has aged really well too which a hell of a lot of 1990s electronic albums haven't. Private Psychedelic Reel in particular still sounds absolutely humongous played as loud as your speakers can take it. It was a long slippery slope for me, from listening to this as a 13 year old to many, many a lost night spent gurning my chops off in dark, sweaty rooms in my later years. What a fucking slope that was though.

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Sat May 21 2022
5

i don't know why i've never realised it before but the chemical brothers are fucking brilliant. no idea why listening to this album sat at home on my own is the thing that has sparked my epiphany and not the times i've seen them live and countless times i've listened to albums and loved it. This album is 25 years old. madness. i'd be surprised if anything released this year will sound as good in 25 years.

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Mon Jul 11 2022
5

Amazing album. High energy music that is infectious and more catchy than it has any right to be. The experimental production, rap samples, and hooks elevate this above being an ordinary electronica album.

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Sat Jul 16 2022
5

Actually goated. I need to rave to this

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Tue Jul 19 2022
5

I was all about this album back in the day! The Private Psychedelic Reel is one of the best tracks on the album.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Dig Your Own Hole is the most complete recorded album I've listened to this journey so far. The entire album is covered in 90s grime. If you looked up the inspiration to this ad, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veTl59Klc5Q , you would see that it was the Chemical Brothers. They somehow make noise sound good. Best Songs: Setting Sun, Lost In The K-Hole, Elektrobank Worst Songs: NA

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Mon Jul 25 2022
5

Fucking awesome

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Sun Sep 04 2022
5

90s dance techno at its best. Every song drew me in, and few times I stopped what I was doing to dance. Some of these tracks had some super funky beats, which is next level techno mastery. I'm adding this album to my favorites. 5 outta 5.

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Wed Sep 07 2022
5

Neat.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
5

Loved it

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Wed Sep 21 2022
5

Did not know they went this hard

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Tue Sep 27 2022
5

Love that stuff. It's definitely not something I can hear all the time, but when I'm in the mood it slaps.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
5

Una obra maestra

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Sat Oct 15 2022
5

Some great classic electronic beats

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Tue Oct 25 2022
5

This album is the heart of the party. It came out when I was 24, travelling Europe. It along with Daft Punk's Homework soundtracked my adventures. Even after 25 years the music on hear still gives me e-like chills and tingles. One highlight etch in my brain was having this album on an inflight channel for my flight home. The Private Psychedelic Reel coming on as my plane circled Sydney on approach to landing. The plane tilted and banked giving me rarely experienced view of my hometown

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Tue Nov 08 2022
5

What an amazing start to an album! I really loved the first four tracks and then felt like the album gets a little repetitive and hit a bit of a lull. Then, I feel like it picks right back up. 'Where Do I Begin' is such an unexpected, beautiful change of pace that still totally fits in to the album and works great as a penultimate track. This is a super solid album, will definitely add to my library and continue listening. Standout Tracks: Block Rockin' Beats, Dig Your Own Hole, Elektrobank, Piku, Get Up On It Like This, Where Do I Begin, The Private Psychedelic Reel

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Tue Nov 15 2022
5

90s drugged up Britain strikes again, and I eat this up every time. It balances the psychedelic sounds with big beats really well, and despite being over an hour long, it doesn't drag due to the nature of the album as more of a dancefloor piece, a place where time dissolves. Love both the vocal tracks, great in different ways. This is to me is a club album, but with different stages of the night out. For some reason, I get a basement club atmosphere for this. The last two tracks feel like the quiet walk back, and the planning for the next night out respectively. 14/11/22

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Wed Nov 18 2020
4

A psychedelic workout album. Very 90s, very groovy, high energy. Strong 4. Standout Tracks: Dig Your Own Hole, Elektrobank, It Doesn’t Matter, Get Up On It Like This, Lost In The K Hole, The Private Psychedelic Reel

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Mon Jan 18 2021
4

reminds me of rage against the machine

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Thu Jan 28 2021
4

Awesome beats great listen

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Solid album from 1997, gets a little bit repetitive and the album ends a bit oddly, but really good stuff nonetheless 8/10

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Good Album, a little long at some parts, but very interesting production

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Sun Jan 24 2021
4

Really fun coding music to listen to.

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Sun Apr 11 2021
4

it's not as lush or layered as exit planet dust, and i still don't like block rockin', but there were more tracks i did end up liking than i'd expected to find.

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Fri Mar 05 2021
4

The best for drugs

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

One of the albums that got me into electronic music. It proves that electronic music can be more than frat bro party bangers.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
4

I don’t think I’ll be coming back to this one, but I will say I did enjoy my listen

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Wed Apr 07 2021
4

Concentration ultime pour travailler. Vraiment techno, comme dans les annees 90. 4*

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Wed Feb 24 2021
4

Love. Listened to this all the time in college. Classic

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Thu Jan 14 2021
4

Loved K Hole and Where Do I Begin. Heavy percussion and noise.

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Fri Feb 26 2021
4

Nice techno vibes. A bit too harsh some of the songs, but overall good

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Sun Jan 31 2021
4

Such a great record. Sounds a bit dated, but it is one of best examples of rave culture back in the 90s.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

Knew more than I thought I would.

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Tue Apr 20 2021
4

i like this a lot for what it is but its definitely not fun to just sit and listen to if you’re not dancing or anything. 8/10 but could be a 10 if i was on drugs at a rave

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Mon Feb 01 2021
4

An amazing album for me with its music mixed up emotionally with a time in my life when every weekend was spent off my tits.

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Mon May 24 2021
4

Another album suited to the big beat manifesto. BT: Block Rockin' Beats, Elektrobank, Setting Sun

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Mon Apr 19 2021
4

Good sound, and a few kickass songs!

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Wed Mar 17 2021
4

Heavy drum and bass with industrial elements incorporated. I had a great time jamming to this album. It's not for everyone, but it would be awesome to listen to live. It feel like if the Matrix had their own band. Fav Song: Block Rockin' Blues

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Thu Apr 29 2021
4

Not usually a fan of electric type music, but these beats were amazing! Love the psychedelic rock mix! Fav track was “Block Rockin Beats”

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

solid 4. More interesting than some techno style albums.

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Mon Apr 26 2021
4

Several of the beats rocked my block.

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Fri May 21 2021
4

Enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to!

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Mon May 17 2021
4

Excellent always..

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Wed Aug 04 2021
4

Well this was unexpected! The album felt like a less exciting Jet Set Radio Future album and that isn't bad. Quite a bit of repetitiveness but there were some gems in here! Some were a little long but I jammed out to this one.

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Tue Aug 24 2021
4

Reminds me of tripping on Good Old London E near the fin de siècle. Good times.

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Fri Sep 03 2021
4

Takes me back. Block rockin

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Sun Sep 12 2021
4

Joj, ovo je njihov dobar album. Sviđa mi se. Definitivno najbolji njihov, isprike, ali nije čista četvrtka, ali je jako blizu.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
4

My impression in 1997: solid & very skilfully constructed album, a couple of very strong tracks. My impression in 2021: the same and 9+ minutes of a private psychedelic reel is still too much. Rating: between 3 and 4 stars - depending on the sound volume and speaker set. Seems fair to give 4 stars then.

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Fri Oct 01 2021
4

That first track did nothing for me. Fortunately, the record got better as it went on, and I left feeling like it was a worthwhile experience. I liked the overall vibe and would need to revisit again. This is a "light" 4, but still definitely a 4.

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Sat Oct 16 2021
4

Great band - lots of quality here.

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Thu Oct 21 2021
4

Good. Reminds me of my youth

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Mon Oct 25 2021
4

Not my style, but some good pump up music to walk across the park to

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Tue Nov 09 2021
4

Party!

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Thu Nov 18 2021
4

I thought this album was incredibly creative but I was kind of bored with it until the last three tracks. They really drove it home for me.

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Sun Dec 12 2021
4

Dug it. I am into a synth vibe right now and they crushed it

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

Lots of fun! Pretty interesting, at times a bit grating but I interpret that to be intentional.

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Fri Dec 17 2021
4

I still dig it.

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Thu Dec 23 2021
4

Didn’t know it. Great to listen to while diving into data to see what it is telling us

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Thu Feb 10 2022
4

Meilenstein

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Fri Feb 11 2022
4

Very cool. The first musics are note so cool, but than things get interesting.

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Thu Feb 17 2022
4

Beats beats beats beats. Yeah it's great

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Tue Mar 08 2022
4

The first half of this album sounded like a 90s action movie or a heist montage. Very fun. Got a little strange toward the end. Still worth a listen

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Sun Mar 13 2022
4

Surpreendeu e funcionou bem

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Fri Mar 18 2022
4

Though I slightly prefer their debut "Exit Planet Dust," this is still a great sonic landscape to get lost in. Always love the way their albums fluidly transition from song to song.

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Sat Mar 19 2022
4

Tämä oli yllättävän hyvä levy, tykkäsin. Tosin ei listan aiempikaan Chemical Brothersin levy mikään huono ollut. Levyn avausraidan lisäksi toinen mieleen jäänyt biisi oli Don't stop the rock, joka vei minut takaisin Szigetiin Chemical Brothersin keikalle.

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Thu Mar 24 2022
4

Great album, but not for daily play.

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Fri Apr 08 2022
4

Not what I was expecting but surely greatful for the experience.

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Tue Apr 12 2022
4

Back with another one of those Block Rockin Beats

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Wed Apr 13 2022
4

Tiene una de las canciones clásicas de película, sin duda es uno de los mejores albumen de The Chemical Brother unos verdades químicos mezclando música.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

this was my electronica album growing up. setting sun is top 5 all time techno song for me.

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Thu Apr 14 2022
4

Great album, if not a little too long. Think I like the earlier Chemicals a little bit better, but still fun. 3.5/5

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Thu May 19 2022
4

Good album, in the right place & time.

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Thu May 19 2022
4

I've always loved these guys although I like their later stuff (more mellow) If you're not into electronic repetitive dance beats you might wanna give this a skip. It can be a bit noisy too in places. Overall, they are the best at what they do.

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Sat May 21 2022
4

Suck my vulva

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Thu May 26 2022
4

I haven't listened to this since the early 00's. It's still sounding great. It's a nostalgic journey through various genre's that have been run through the Chemical Brothers big beat machine. I particularly enjoyed the housey verging on technoey tracks in the middle which serve as a sort of rest from all the breakbeat & big beat before passing over to the mellower tracks at the end of the album. "The Private Psychodelic Reel" builds and builds and serves as a great finale.

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Thu May 26 2022
4

Bangers, init.

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Thu May 26 2022
4

Belter!

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Fri Jun 10 2022
4

Rating: 7/10 Best songs: Block rockin’ beats, Piku

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Tue Jun 14 2022
4

I own this...and its prob tbe best CB album...intense and unrelenting big beat dance music...they know their stuff. Often a surprise round each corner. It ends with the big beat prog masterpiece of the Private Psychedelic Reel.. Thought this was going to be a 3 but its 4.

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Wed Jun 22 2022
4

Let's have some more of those block rocking beats!

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Wed Jun 29 2022
4

I can't say I've ever listened to The Chemical Brothers before, or even knew quite what kind of music to expect. I am immediately drawn in by Block Rockin' Beats, though as is often the case with electronic music when you are just sitting listening, the songs go on a little bit long. That said the whole album is a treat, enjoyable on first listen, interesting with great transitions between songs, a detail rarely seen. Overall, a big two thumbs up. Favorite: Setting Sun Least Favorite: It Doesn't Matter. Definitely belongs on this list and I'm glad to have listened to it. Several times now.

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Sun Jul 03 2022
4

Their best album, groovy tracks with punch and odd sounds baked into them

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Sat Jul 09 2022
4

based

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Thu Jul 21 2022
4

This was a pretty interesting album! (also first time ever listening to the Chemical Brothers) The title track, "The Private Psychedelic Reel," "Elektrobank," and "Setting Sun" are probably my fave tracks.

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Great energy background music for doing something while listening. Focusing entirely on listening was a bit much, with many songs spanning between 7 and 9 minutes and repeating themselves. 3.5 but I'll round up

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Mon Jul 25 2022
4

Dig Your Own Hole weaves together an explosive and big sound that feels inventive even to the present day listener.

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Mon Aug 01 2022
4

A couple of massive singles among a collection of genre-defining dance numbers.

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Mon Aug 15 2022
4

Dobar ali malo od svog vrimena

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Thu Aug 18 2022
4

INCREDIBLE BASS SO FAR I can hear so much influence in later electronic music from this album This album for me is exciting. Every track I was thinking about what the next one would be like Every instrumental is super unique I feel like this, daft punk, etc. really pioneered this genre and this project still holds up. While this definitely isnt my favorite electronic project, I think this could definitely be in my top 25 electronic albums currently. 8/10

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Tue Aug 23 2022
4

groovy but industrial dark warehouse party jams. Berghain-esque with a bit of Jet Set Radio

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Sat Aug 27 2022
4

Pretty awesome

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Mon Aug 29 2022
4

It's ok. Made for remixing and/or dancing.

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Tue Aug 30 2022
4

Heard before: no Pretty good! Not the kind of thing I throw on normally, but I can see how it would be great in some contexts, and a few tracks are definitely going to make it onto my running playlists!

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Thu Sep 01 2022
4

Love the soundscapes. Need to get this LP

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

block rockin'

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Back with another cock blocking beat.

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Mon Sep 05 2022
4

Probably the best Chemical Bros album

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Tue Sep 06 2022
4

Yep, these guys do it for me. It pumps along, but there's enough weirdness to keep it interesting.

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Thu Sep 15 2022
4

I was leaning toward 5 stars here, as this is very ‘listenable’ dance music. Much more interesting and breakbeat than what I was expecting. Lost a little momentum towards the end though, so dialling it back to a high 4.

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Tue Sep 27 2022
4

As a critical listening piece, this album is really hard to get through. But as a background, GSD soundtrack, it's fantastic. It's repetitive but also additive, building on itself, bar after bar, in clever and compelling ways. This is the sound of human energy making forward progress. So yeah, I liked it a lot.

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Tue Oct 04 2022
4

Belle découverte! C'est un groupe dont je ne connaissais pas l'existence, maisnles chansons oui! Ça m'a transporté dans les jeux de course et de sport de mon enfance!

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Thu Oct 06 2022
4

An improvement on Exit Planet Dust I reckon. I still think their more recent albums have more going for them, but I can see why this is rated highly. It’s got some bigger hits than EPD and the last few tracks where they mix up the pace a bit are great. 3.5

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Tue Oct 25 2022
4

I prefer The Prodigy, but this still bangs though. Some big beats, some chill beats, some nasty evil beats. One beat, two beat, red beat, blue beat. I'm drunk again, dude. I don't know what I'm saying. It's a good album and let's leave it at that.

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Sat Oct 29 2022
4

Work, run, back to back, karaoke, johnny ps, talkin

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Mon Nov 07 2022
4

A bit overly long, but enjoyable throughout.

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Thu Nov 10 2022
4

Block Rockin Beats and Setting Sun are just outstanding!

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Sat Nov 19 2022
4

There is much more variety on this album than I expected. Definitely expected big housey bangers, and you get plenty of those. Expected the laboured Tomorrow Never Knows clone with a Gallagher, because I lived through it. But the chilled one with Beth Orton was unexpected, and the 60s infused closer was an absolute joy. Only loses a mark because some of the tracks would be great at 4 minutes rather than 6 and Setting Sun being a bit crap.

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Tää oli kova! Varmaan kyseisen bändin paras levy. 4/5

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Wed Nov 23 2022
4

Kyllähän tämä toimii! Aika energisoivaa elektronista. Parempi kun bändin myöhempi tuotanto. 4/5

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Thu Nov 24 2022
4

I'm not sure if this is good or not but I've always kinda liked them. Setting Sun is a great running song for me...

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Tue Nov 29 2022
4

Pretty groovy. A little too weird for me. Good bassline and stuff My rating: 4/5 Roommate's rating: 3/5

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Thu Oct 08 2020
3

Only listened a bit but my ears did not enjoy.

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Sat Oct 31 2020
3

Spotify. Ok listen but not my thing. Singles are good.

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Fri Dec 18 2020
3

I like the Chemical Brothers, but this isn't their best work

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Big beats are the best

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

I used to like the Chemical Brothers a bit more than I do at this point. This album has a spot for me, and it's in the middle. I'd listen to it again, but I wouldn't reach for it as quickly as the 4 stars, so it gets a solid 3.

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Tue Jan 26 2021
3

Some good jams

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

It was good

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Wed Feb 10 2021
3

idk I kinda forgot about this. I feel like it was decent though

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Fri Apr 23 2021
3

Blockrockin' Beats is fantastic, and the rest of it is an enjoyable experience if you're in the mood for it! But that's the thing, it's gotta be the right mood.

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Thu Jan 14 2021
3

nice techno beats, however quite repetitive. Favourites: Electrobank, Lost In The K Hole

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Fri Jun 04 2021
3

Some nostalgia value for sure, as I played a random online game with this as the soundtrack. Pretty interesting electronic/rock sounds, and somehow the "Chemical Brothers" is just such a perfect name for it.

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Super intense for a Wednesday morning, would probably enjoy it more in a different setting

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Wed Apr 14 2021
3

This one was okay. I didn’t love it, but I didn’t hate it. I can appreciate the space for this kind of music, but it is not something I would choose to listen to very often.

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Mon Apr 19 2021
3

I don't like electronic music, but this is one of the better ones I've heard. The songs are way too long, but some are fun.

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Wed Apr 21 2021
3

Some really good ideas in there and I think it would be a jam in a car or over speakers at a party, but listening through headphones kinda made me lose interest in most songs fairly quickly Favorite Tracks: “Block Rockin Beats” and “Setting Sun”

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Thu Jan 28 2021
3

Great drum grooves

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Not my cup of tea but they are great at what they do

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Tue Apr 20 2021
3

5. Would have given a 6 on account of being impressed by how good it sounded for what it was, but the length got in the way of that, and the fact that many of the sounds were just annoying.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Just OK. Some good bits, some not so good. The good bits brought back good memories, though.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

patchy and not as good as i remember

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

It's OK

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Wed Feb 24 2021
3

Bit bored. So repetitive. Block Rockin Beats is an old goodie though

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Mostly great. I found the tracks without vocals could get a bit repetitive.

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Sun Mar 14 2021
3

Pretty good big beat, I enjoyed this one.

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Mon Feb 01 2021
3

Good but 10am isn't the time to listen really

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Wed Mar 03 2021
3

Eh. You know. I get it. I know they are very talented but I’m not a fan of the genre

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

Great album - Just waaaaay too much

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Thu Jun 24 2021
3

Basically have the same thoughts on this as Prodigy a few weeks ago. Makes me think of every drug use, rave, or hacker scene in 90s/00s film and tv. I do like it, but over an hour is a bit tiresome.

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Sat May 15 2021
3

yeaaa i have this on TAPE it's not my thing though :( it was quite aggressively uh peep show big beat haha oh well

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Thu Apr 22 2021
3

A couple of absolutely fantastic big beat songs amidst a bunch of forgettable ones . Fatboy Slim is better IMO.

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Sun May 09 2021
3

Meh

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Mon Jun 14 2021
3

Good album

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Sun Jul 25 2021
3

76. A culpa é tua, Raul. Depois não te queixes. Não seguras a porta quando vão ao Pine Mall. Não levas os sacos, não empurras o carrinho. A empregada vem, olhas para baixo, a empregada vai, olhas para trás. Estás chato, Raúl. Não há nada em ti que já não te conheça. Isso é horrível. Demoras muito a contar a mesma história de todos os jantares. Não admira que a patroa te tenha dado a provar a Smith & Wesson. MotA: Setting Sun "Back with another one of those block rockin' beats"

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Tue Aug 03 2021
3

better than the other one

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Wed Aug 04 2021
3

Play that funky music, Chemical Brothers. I’ve liked these guys for a while but haven’t heard this album. Maybe not their most electrifying work, but certainly a vibe and certainly some bangers. Very consistent listen all the way through. Favorite tracks: Elektrobank, Block Rockin Beats, Lost in the K Hole, Setting Sun. Album art: Very simple, but effective. Lots of black and white covers lately, which is always less interesting to me. But they’ve all been pretty solid, including this one. 3.5/5

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Wed Aug 04 2021
3

Very interesting band…. Ok

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Thu Aug 05 2021
3

Mildly annoying.

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Sat Aug 07 2021
3

I can feel this albums influence on a lot of music. While I don't think I am a huge fan. It was really solid to have playing in the background.

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Fri Aug 13 2021
3

I liked the Prodigy and Fatboy Slim back in the day. Never got into the Chemical Bros, so this has no nostalgia attached for me. The big beat sound hasn't aged that well. It's like the brash soundtrack to the New Labour party conference after-party. Nice crisp rhythms, some pleasing melodies and samples, vague sense of Y2K optimism that the world isn't a pile of shit. I dunno, 3* or something. I'd prefer some bleak techno or jittery IDM.

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

Trod a line between genius and annoying

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Wed Aug 18 2021
3

Sheer number of songs saved might point this higher, but this trailed a bit around the middle for me - it's probably too long for what it is. Still very enjoyable and I'm loving these dark beats albums, this just wasn't as good as endtroducing, which I can't help but compare it to Saved: Dig Your Own Hole, Elektrobank, Setting Sun, The Private Psychedelic Reel*

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Fri Aug 20 2021
3

Not bad

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Ik had verwacht dat ik het leuker zou vinden. Ik vond het soms herrie, misschien word ik oud.

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Thu Sep 09 2021
3

Ik weet dat het goed in elkaar zit en dat zij wel echt een grote dance-act zijn. Maar zo thuis luisteren is niet aan mij besteed. Wordt er onrustig van.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

This will probably work well at a rave or during a work-out, but for a pure listening experience it was too repetitive and not captivating enough. When I first listened to this album, soon after it was released, I did remember it to be much less interesting than the debut Exit Planet Dust.

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Fri Sep 24 2021
3

was nice at the time in a club, especially opening song, but no real fun to listen now.

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Wed Oct 13 2021
3

Dont like electronic genre, but I could find something interesting in this album. Setting sun - is the best

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Thu Oct 28 2021
3

3.4 - I was 17 when this came out so this album had every opportunity to make an impact but I never really connected with it. Still, it’s good as high energy background music maybe for a spinning class or if I’m video editing.

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