Brotherhood (The Chemical Brothers album)

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Brotherhood
Compilation album by The Chemical Brothers
Released 2 September 2008
Recorded 1995–2008
Genre Big beat, electronica, trip hop, house, alternative dance
Length CD1 (73:27), CD2 (71:49)
Label Virgin, Freestyle Dust
Producer The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
B-Sides Volume 1
(2007)
Brotherhood
(2008)
Further
(2010)
Singles from Brotherhood
  1. "Midnight Madness"
    Released: 4 August 2008 (2008-08-04)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (73/100)[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[3]
Robert Christgau A−[4]
World of Music 4/5 stars[5]

Brotherhood is a compilation album by English big beat duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 2 September 2008 (2008-09-02). It is the second compilation spanning the band's greatest hits, after 2003's Singles 93–03. The first disc features thirteen hit singles and two new tracks, "Midnight Madness" and "Keep My Composure" (featuring a guest appearance of the rap group Spank Rock)—while the second CD contains all ten parts of The Chemical Brothers' "Electronic Battle Weapon" series of special mixes, which the duo have been recording since 1996.

Brotherhood was preceded by the digital single "Midnight Madness", a short version of "Electronic Battle Weapon 10", released on 18 August 2008 (2008-08-18), and promoted by the series of live performances in July and August 2008, throughout a number of European countries. The single was promoted by user-generated content through Google Earth.[citation needed] Fans were challenged to produce and upload a short film, from 2 to 20 seconds long, or a photograph based on the song that would become part of its music video, to be edited by producers Nexus.[6]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Galvanize (featuring Q-Tip) (Radio Edit)" (from Push the Button) 4:29
2. "Hey Boy Hey Girl" (from Surrender) 4:49
3. "Block Rockin' Beats" (from Dig Your Own Hole) 5:00
4. "Do It Again (Edit) (featuring Ali Love)" (from We Are the Night) 3:41
5. "Believe (Edit) (featuring Kele Okereke)" (from Push the Button) 6:07
6. "Star Guitar" (from Come with Us) 6:10
7. "Let Forever Be (featuring Noel Gallagher)" (from Surrender) 3:56
8. "Leave Home" (from Exit Planet Dust) 5:07
9. "Keep My Composure (featuring Spank Rock)"   5:43
10. "Saturate" (from We Are the Night) 4:48
11. "Out of Control (featuring Bernard Sumner)" (from Surrender) 7:21
12. "Midnight Madness"   3:35
13. "The Golden Path (featuring The Flaming Lips)" (from Singles 93–03) 4:47
14. "Setting Sun (featuring Noel Gallagher)" (from Dig Your Own Hole) 4:00
15. "Chemical Beats" (from Exit Planet Dust) 4:02
Total length:
73:17

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Electronic Battle Weapon 1" (version of "It Doesn't Matter" from Dig Your Own Hole) 6:39
2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 2" (version of "Don't Stop the Rock" from Dig Your Own Hole) 7:17
3. "Electronic Battle Weapon 3" (remix of "Under the Influence" from Surrender) 5:08
4. "Electronic Battle Weapon 4" ("Freak of the Week", from the "Music:Response" single) 6:06
5. "Electronic Battle Weapon 5" (version of "It Began in Afrika" from Come with Us) 8:40
6. "Electronic Battle Weapon 6" (remix of "Hoops" from Come with Us) 9:05
7. "Electronic Battle Weapon 7" ("Acid Children", from the single "Galvanize") 7:27
8. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" (version of "Saturate" from We Are the Night) 6:31
9. "Electronic Battle Weapon 9"   6:41
10. "Electronic Battle Weapon 10" (version of "Midnight Madness") 8:15
Total length:
71:41

Singles[edit]

"Electronic Battle Weapon 10" was released 11 June 2008 and "Midnight Madness" was released on 4 August 2008, reaching number 80 in the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Brotherhood Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ John Bush. "Brotherhood - The Chemical Brothers". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  3. ^ Scott Plagenhoef (4 September 2008). "The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: The Chemical Brothers". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "musik angehört". World of Music (September 2008): 29.  (German)
  6. ^ Davidson, Darren (5 August 2011). "Chemical Brothers team up with Google Earth to promote new album". Brand Republic. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 

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