Further (The Chemical Brothers album)

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Further
Studio album by The Chemical Brothers
Released 14 June 2010 (2010-06-14)
Genre Electronica
Length 51:58
Label Freestyle Dust/Parlophone/Ultra Records
Producer The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Brotherhood
(2008)
Further
(2010)
Hanna
(2011)
Singles from Further
  1. "Escape Velocity"
    Released: 7 May 2010
  2. "Swoon"
    Released: 9 May 2010
  3. "Another World"
    Released: 16 August 2010
  4. "Horse Power"
    Released: 7 February 2011
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 70/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [2]
The A.V. Club B+ [3]
Pitchfork Media 8.0/10 [4]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars [5]
Q 4/5 stars [6]
NME 7/10 [7]
Drowned in Sound 7/10 [8]
BBC very positive [9]
Rockfeedback 4/5 stars[10]
Now Magazine 4/5 stars[11]

Further is the seventh studio album by The Chemical Brothers, released on 14 June 2010. The album title and release date were announced on the band's official website on 30 March 2010. All 8 tracks from the album are accompanied by corresponding films, made specifically to match them, by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyal.[12] The main character of the films is portrayed by actress Romola Garai. The woman on the album cover is Jenny Godding, who also body doubled for the underwater portions of the music videos.

Background[edit]

The album, along with its visuals, was released as a DVD, as an iTunes LP, and as an iTunes Pass feature in US only. As a part of the iTunes Pass program, those who purchased it received an unreleased track, named "Pourquoi", on 29 June 2010. The standard edition was released on CD, containing just the eight track album.

Further is their first album not to feature any guest collaborations, a common occurrence in previous albums. While this is true, Stephanie Dosen provided the vocals for "Snow", "Another World" and "K+D+B". These are guest appearances, including Theremin performances by Bruce Woolley, but they do not count as collaborations since The Chemical Brothers did not work with the artists when writing the songs. Tom Rowlands sang himself on certain tracks.

The album was the duo's first on Parlophone, ending fourteen years of releases on Virgin, although both labels are owned by EMI.

Although it charted in many other countries, the album was excluded from the UK charts because British chart regulations forbid prizes being used as enticements to buy albums, and all formats of Further included a competition to win an iPad.

Further was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards, but lost to La Roux's self-titled debut album.

The bonus track "Don't Think" was featured in the 2010 film Black Swan, in an altered form.

The track Dissolve was featured as a playlist on the 2012 video game Lumines Electronic Symphony.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Snow"   5:07
2. "Escape Velocity"   11:57
3. "Another World"   5:40
4. "Dissolve"   6:21
5. "Horse Power"   5:51
6. "Swoon"   6:05
7. "K+D+B"   5:39
8. "Wonders of the Deep"   5:12
9. "Don't Think" (iTunes bonus, Japanese CD bonus track) 7:44
10. "Pourquoi" (iTunes Pass bonus, U.S. only) 6:02

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Personnel[edit]

Singles[edit]

  1. "Escape Velocity" was released on 12 April 2010 as a vinyl-only single. It did not chart in the UK charts.
  2. "Swoon" was released on 9 June 2010. It reached #85 in the UK charts.
  3. "Another World" was released as download on 16 August 2010.
  4. Also available as downloads are "Swoon" (Boys Noize Summer Remix), "Swoon" (Lindstrøm & Prins Thomas Remix) and "Horse Power" (Popof Remix).
  5. "Horse Power" was released in 2010 as a Promo DJ Single. It did not chart in the UK charts.

Charts[edit]

Chart (2010) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 9
Austrian Albums Chart[15] 48
Belgian Albums Chart[16] 21
Dutch Albums Chart[17] 42
French Digital Albums Chart[18] 12
French Albums Chart[19] 34
German Albums Chart[20] 35
Greek Albums Chart[21] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[22] 19
Polish Albums Chart[23] 23
Swedish Albums Chart[24] 56
Swiss Albums Chart[25] 5
  1. ^ "Further Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Review: Further". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2010. 
  3. ^ "A.V. Club review". 
  4. ^ "Pitchfork review". 
  5. ^ Hoard, Christian (8 June 2010). "Further by The Chemical Brothers". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012. 
  6. ^ As the title promises, it's not so much a departure as a significant advancement of a career-long mission. [July 2010, p. 130]
  7. ^ "NME review". 
  8. ^ "Drowned in Sound review". 
  9. ^ "BBC review". 
  10. ^ "Rockfeedback review". 
  11. ^ http://www.nowtoronto.com/music/story.cfm?content=175611
  12. ^ "TheChemicalBrothers.com - Further". 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30. 
  13. ^ "TheChemicalBrothers.com - So, A Track Listing Anyone?". 4 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-11. 
  14. ^ "The Chemical Brothers – Further". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  15. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  16. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  17. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  18. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-06-19). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  19. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-06-19). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  20. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 32 | charts". Mtv.de. 2010-07-30. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greek charts portal". greekcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  22. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  23. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLIS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLIS. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  24. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  25. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 

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