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  • Summary: The sixth album from the veteran electronica act includes guest appearances by Willy Mason, The Klaxons, Fatlip and Midlake.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Probably the most exquisitely integrated single listening experience the Chemical Brothers have yet come up with.
  2. 80
    The Brothers prove they can still poleaxe a dancefloor with a well-aimed barrage of strobe-ing electro-house.
  3. Rather than play catch-up, the Chems are accentuating the difference, digging deeper into melody instead of piling on the noise.
  4. We Are The Night feels bloated and ornate amongst the elegant functionalism of post-millennial club music.
  5. While you may know what you're getting with a Chemical Brothers album, they remain damn good at what they do.... You get the impression that their next album may have to be a bit more adventurous if they're to survive.
  6. 'All Rights Reversed', the Chems' collaboration with Klaxons, saves 'We Are The Night' from sounding like it's still stuck in the mid-'90s and with Willy Mason and Midlake cropping up, Tom and Ed have again found just enough cool mates to save them from a general feeling of naffness.
  7. We Are the Night isn’t awful, but you can hear the rigidity of its formula, like the motorik title tune that burps up its eponymy every few seconds along a signless, moody highway.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 60
  2. Negative: 17 out of 60
  1. DSD
    Aug 14, 2007
    10
    Lots of rithm
  2. k.
    Jul 6, 2007
    10
    What's all the thumbs down about on this ablum? Miles better then the last one!
  3. StevenG.
    Jul 13, 2007
    9
    Upon first listen of this LP, you can't help but feel a little put off. The Chemical Brothers have changed... a lot. Like electronic Upon first listen of this LP, you can't help but feel a little put off. The Chemical Brothers have changed... a lot. Like electronic music counterparts Underworld and The Prodigy, The Chemical Brothers have evolved over the years. But rest assured, We Are The Night is their most solid album since Surrender. It oozes with style and vibrates with funk, and after a few listens through, I can almost guarantee that you'll be hooked. Expand
  4. JosephA
    Jul 20, 2007
    7
    Incorporating an excellent blend of pop, hiphop, rock, funk, and even a bit of folk music in exquisitely and masterfully sewn together quilts Incorporating an excellent blend of pop, hiphop, rock, funk, and even a bit of folk music in exquisitely and masterfully sewn together quilts of electronica, The Chemical Brothers have created an album that is indeed very good from start to finish. Expand
  5. NathanH.
    Aug 24, 2007
    5
    Hello Boys and Girls...*skip*...
  6. RobbyL.
    Jul 28, 2007
    2
    The Salmon Song? Save me, please. What is this!? No no no no no.
  7. FelipeP.
    Jul 3, 2007
    0
    The worst record of CB.

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