Further (The Chemical Brothers album)

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Studio album by
Released14 June 2010 (2010-06-14)
ProducerThe Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Singles from Further
  1. "Swoon"
    Released: 9 May 2010
  2. "Another World"
    Released: 16 August 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Metacritic70/100 [1]
Review scores
Allmusic2.5/5 stars [2]
The A.V. ClubB+ [3]
Pitchfork Media8.0/10 [4]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars [5]
Q4/5 stars [6]
NME7/10 [7]
Drowned in Sound7/10 [8]
BBCvery positive [9]
Rockfeedback4/5 stars[10]
Now Magazine4/5 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 Lyall.[12] The main character of the films is portrayed by actress Romola Garai. The woman on the album cover is aquatic athlete Jenny Godding, who also body doubled for the underwater portions of the music videos.


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.

In the United States, the album debuted at No. 63 on Billboard 200,[13] No. 3 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums,[14] and No. 15 on Top Rock Albums,[15] selling 7,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold 40,000 copies in the United States as of June 2015.[16]

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

A number of its tracks were used in the media. 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. The track "Snow" was featured in the 2015 film American Ultra. The track "Swoon" was featured as interface music in the 2011 video game PES 2012.

Track listing[edit]

2."Escape Velocity"11:57
3."Another World"5:40
5."Horse Power"5:51
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


As with all other albums by The Chemical Brothers, many of the tracks segue into the next. "Escape Velocity", "K+D+B" and "Wonders of the Deep" are the only tracks on Further that end with silence.



  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 and 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.


Chart (2010) Peak
Australian Albums (ARIA)[18] 9
Austrian Albums Chart[19] 48
Belgian Albums Chart[20] 21
Dutch Albums Chart[21] 42
French Digital Albums Chart[22] 12
French Albums Chart[23] 34
German Albums Chart[24] 35
Greek Albums Chart[25] 2
New Zealand Albums Chart[26] 19
Polish Albums Chart[27] 23
Swedish Albums Chart[28] 56
Swiss Albums Chart[29] 5
Spanish Albums Chart[30] 28
US Billboard 200[31] 63
US Top Alternative Albums (Billboard)[32] 7
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[33] 3
US Top Rock Albums (Billboard)[34] 15
US Top Tastemaker Albums (Billboard)[35] 15


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  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. ^ "The Chemical Brothers". NOW Toronto Magazine - Think Free.
  12. ^ "TheChemicalBrothers.com - Further". 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-30.
  13. ^ "Billboard 200: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Dance/Electronic Albums: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Rock Albums: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
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  18. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Further". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  20. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  22. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-06-19). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  23. ^ Steffen Hung (2010-06-19). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  24. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 32 | charts". Mtv.de. 30 July 2010. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  25. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greek charts portal". greekcharts.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  26. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.org.nz. Archived from the original on 24 October 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  27. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 2010-06-20. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  28. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  29. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  30. ^ Steffen Hung. "Productores de Música de España". Hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  31. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  32. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  33. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard.
  34. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  35. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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