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THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS: We Are The Night

We Are The Night

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UK release date 12.07.2007

Returning to our airwaves, dance music̢۪s likely lads, The Chemical Brothers, are back with their much anticipated sixth studio album.

The London-born beat duo’s latest offering sounds erratic in a few areas but the overall feel that has sparked previous success for the group is ever present as the day they released 1999’s ‘Surrender’. More electro-funk than big beat, tracks that fail to reintroduce the magic that the Chemical’s are renowned for consist of ‘All Rights Reversed’ (featuring the Klaxons), the atmospherically mind-numbing ‘Harpoons’, and the album’s title track. Pushing the negative points to one side, ‘Do It Again’, which serves as the LP’s first single, is a summer must-have that features Ali Love, pissing on all other competition from a great height. Mixing comedy and hip-hop with the group’s bizarre production techniques, ‘The Salmon Dance’ presents itself as one of the album’s finer moments. Featuring lyrics from Fat Lip combined with an element of Pharrell-esque vocals, learning facts about salmon have never been this much fun! This release sees

The Chemical Brothers bridge the gap between dance, electro and hip-hop in an inventive manner that very few can duplicate.
Words Will Lavin

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