Brand New Machine - Chase & Status
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  • Summary: The third studio release for Saul Milton and Will Kennard includes guest appearances from such artists as Knytro, Major Lazer, Moko, and Pusha T.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 7, 2013
    80
    A quiet, easy confidence in their abilities and a collection of productions straddling just about every dance music touch-point from the past 25 years.
  2. Oct 17, 2013
    70
    It gives old-schoolers a reason to dust off their jungle hoodies and drum'n'bass shoes, while the 2013 set get a bottom-heavy, funky, and passionate alternative to the current crop of bright EDM and light indie electronica.
  3. Oct 7, 2013
    60
    In striving to prove they're the same artists they always were, Chase and Status have ended up suggesting precisely the opposite.
  4. The result is well produced and enjoyable, but it would be nice to see personality and innovation--two things The Prodigy rarely lacked--emerge among the Altern-8 tributes.
  5. 40
    Compared to Chase and Status's fizzing 2011 debut, No More Idols, this sounds creatively knackered.
  6. 40
    It's filled with meat-and-potatoes beats, which, despite their dangerous titles (Machine Gun, Wickedest Man) are more likely to make you check your watch than lose your head.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Nov 28, 2013
    8
    Chase and Status have once again proved able to convey an album of contrasts, from heavy industrial hip-hop Dubstep to retro-90's club mixes.Chase and Status have once again proved able to convey an album of contrasts, from heavy industrial hip-hop Dubstep to retro-90's club mixes. Reminiscent of No More Idols, yet again pushing the boundaries of dance music. Difficult collaborations such as the feature with Pusha T, are pulled off in a exquisite manner. With heavy dirty bass tones they come back to develop sounds previously produced in More Than A Lot. An excellent display of an array of talent, well produced, thoroughly enjoyable and stimulating. Expand
  2. Oct 18, 2013
    8
    It is not as good as its previous albu but yet It is very good, classy electronics, elegant and when needed powerfull. Maybe is notIt is not as good as its previous albu but yet It is very good, classy electronics, elegant and when needed powerfull. Maybe is not transgresive and goes with the actual point of view of electronics, but yet it is worth checking it out. Expand
  3. Oct 10, 2013
    1
    One good track "Count on me", they were never that good anyway but at least they did albums with more than one decent song on them, until now,One good track "Count on me", they were never that good anyway but at least they did albums with more than one decent song on them, until now, C&S are trying to sound like the new fundamenal! Expand