Chemical Chords

  • Record Label: 4AD
  • Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9

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  1. SeanN
    Aug 20, 2008
    8
    Stereolab is going the distance, and so am I.
  2. DavidF
    Sep 8, 2008
    8
    This is a real treat, and easily their best since EMPEROR TOMATO KETCHUP - if not their best ever.
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. this is nothing amazing but after the understandably sombre "Margerine Eclipse" (2004), the studious "Fab Four Suture" (2006), and Laetitia’s cerebral study into duality of the self on "Monstre Cosmic" (2008), it is refreshing to feel the joy.
  2. That they’ve somewhat restricted themselves in the way the record was constructed is also, oddly, a very good thing because it’s allowed them to strain and work within a framework and yield excellent results.
  3. Chemical Chords is more compact, true, but they’ve not lost their character through economy.