Brotherhood - Chemical Brothers
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  • Summary: The second compilation album for the electronic duo includes a new track, 'Keep My Composure' which features Spank Rock.
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  1. The quality is indisputable, although one might question why the Chems need another best-of. The answer is disc two of Brotherhood, an invaluable collection of their “Electronic Battle Weapons” (promo tracks released to DJs for field testing).
  2. Head to the sinister No 7, which combines a zinging acid line with an ominous voice booming, "You are all my children now!" Nobody does it better.
  3. Brotherhood's track listing could easily be quarreled with, but it includes most of the approved highlights from each album, early or old, innovative or orthodox.
  4. Brotherhood does a passable job of attempting to reconcile the two increasingly disparate sides of the Chemical Brothers’ split personality.
  5. With such a walth of material, mixes, and B-sides, perhaps the band should wait until a box set can do them justice. For a newbie, though, this is a great introduction. [Fall 2008, p.89]
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    Not much separating Brotherhood from "Singles 1993-2003;"...Now for the tasty part. Disc two contains “Electronic Battle Weapon,” volumes one through nine.
  7. Intriguing as this glimpse behind the curtain is, it's hard to imagine many purchasers playing the entire EBW disc more than once. The same might even be said about Brotherhood itself. [Oct 2008, p.156]

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  1. Nov 14, 2011
    The Chemical brothers best work all one disk - sometimes it's easy to forget how many classic tracks these guys have put out. From Galvanise to Setting Sun, Block Rocking Beats to Hey Boy Hey Girl, all the smashes are here sounding as vibrant and energetic as they did when they first hit the airwaves. Some great collaborations on it. Expand

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