Monday, October 6, 2008

The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood

The Chemical Brothers
Astralwerks Records [2008]

Fire Drills Review:
It seems like it may be too soon but Brotherhood is The Chemical Brothers second career-spanning compilation. Nine of the 15 tracks can be found on their first collection Singles 93-03 [2003] but what you do get here are two new tracks that is for all the collectors out there. I think now that it is 2008 and The Chemical Brothers represent the era when the Electronic genre was going to take over the music world it is a solid comp of why it should have happened. The genre never really broke out but The Chemical Brothers had some of their best work back then like the Noel Gallagher driven "Setting Sun" and earlier track "Leave Home" which listening to now, I think there is even more respect for the group.

Key Track: "Keep My Composure"

Band With Similar Fire: Daft Punk

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-Reviewed by Reece Michael