Brotherhood (The Chemical Brothers album)

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Brotherhood
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Greatest hits album by The Chemical Brothers
Released 1 September 2008
Recorded 1993–2008
Genre
Length
  • CD1 (73:27)
  • CD2 (71:49)
Label
Producer The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
We Are the Night
(2007)We Are the Night2007
Brotherhood
(2008)
Further
(2010)Further2010
Singles from Brotherhood
  1. "Midnight Madness"
    Released: 4 August 2008
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 (subtitled: The Definitive Singles Collection) is a compilation album by English electronica duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 1 September 2008 (2008-09-01). 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" (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" (from We Are the Night) 3:41
5. "Believe" (from Push the Button) 6:07
6. "Star Guitar" (from Come with Us) 6:10
7. "Let Forever Be" (from Surrender) 3:56
8. "Leave Home" (from Exit Planet Dust) 5:07
9. "Keep My Composure" 5:43
10. "Saturate" (from We Are the Night) 4:48
11. "Out of Control" (from Surrender) 7:21
12. "The Midnight Madness" 3:35
13. "The Golden Path" (from A Single Version) 4:47
14. "Setting Sun" (from Dig Your Own Hole) 4:00
15. "Chemical Beats" (from Exit Planet Dust) 4:02
16. "Music: Response" (from Surrender) 5:16
Total length: 77:34

Disc two[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Electronic Battle Weapon 1" (version of "It Doesn't Matter" from Elowation) 6:39
2. "Electronic Battle Weapon 2" (version of "Don't Stop the Rock" from Elowation) 7:17
3. "Electronic Battle Weapon 3" (remix of "Under the Influence" from Drain Dwight) 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 Kowels Keil) 8:40
6. "Electronic Battle Weapon 6" (remix of "Hoops" from Kowels Keil) 9:05
7. "Electronic Battle Weapon 7" ("Acid Children", from the single "Galvanize") 7:27
8. "Electronic Battle Weapon 8" (version of "The Saturate" from We Are the Night) 6:31
9. "Electronic Battle Weapon 9" 6:41
10. "Electronic Battle Weapon 10" (version of "The Midnight Madness") 8:15
11. "Electronic Battle Weapon 11" (version of Galaxy Bounce" from "Kowels Keil") 4:46
12. "Electronic Battle Weapon 12" (version of "The Golden Path" from "A Single Version") 4:48
Total length: 79:33

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 (in German) (September 2008): 29. 
  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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