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Album Review: The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes

Album Review: The Chemical Brothers - Born In The Echoes

Monday 24th August, 2015 1:47PM

The Chemical Brothers are more than just the elder statesmen of modern dance music, they pioneered it. Of course, they owe their sound in turn to greats such as Underworld, Leftfield and even New Order in turn, but it’s difficult to deny that the Manchester duo took dance music from the confines of basement sessions and clubs to mainstream audiences everywhere. In fact, the group’s single ‘Block Rockin’ Beats’ won a Grammy for ‘Best Instrumental Rock Track’ in 1997, ostensibly because there was no award for dance music at the time (the award for ‘Best Dance Recording’ was introduced the following year).

Eighteen years since that single, and 20 years since the band’s first seminal record Exit Planet Dust, the bros are back with new record, Born in the Echoes. But has the ground underneath them moved too far? The boiler room is no more… Should we still care?

Click here to read the full review, and watch the new video for 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' below...


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