Push the Button (The Chemical Brothers album)

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Push the Button
The Chemical Brothers - Push the Button album cover.png
Studio album by
Released13 January 2005 (2005-01-13)
Recorded2004
Studio
GenreElectronica[1]
Length60:20
Label
ProducerThe Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Singles 93–03
(2003)
Push the Button
(2005)
We Are the Night
(2007)
Singles from Push the Button
  1. "Galvanize"
    Released: 22 November 2004
  2. "Believe"
    Released: 2 May 2005
  3. "The Boxer"
    Released: 11 July 2005

Push the Button is the fifth studio album by English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers, first released in January 2005.

The album received mostly positive reviews from music critics.

It won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in January 2006. It was certified gold by the BPI on 28 January 2005.

Development[edit]

The making of the album started in mid-2003. Most of the album was finished in the last couple of months.

Singles[edit]

"Galvanize" was the first single from the album, released in November 2004. It peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] "Believe" was the second single from the album, released in May 2005. It peaked at number 18.[2] "The Boxer" was the third single from the album, released in early July 2005. It peaked at number 41.[2]

Live 05 was released as a digital EP promoting the album on 29 November 2005. It was recorded live from their 2005 tour.[3]

Usage in media[edit]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic71/100[4]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic3.5/5 stars[5]
Entertainment WeeklyB−[6]
The Guardian4/5 stars[7]
Los Angeles Times3.5/4 stars[8]
NME4/10[9]
Pitchfork7.0/10[10]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[11]
SpinB+[12]
Uncut4/5 stars[13]
The Village VoiceA−[14]

Push the Button received very positive reviews by music critics upon its release. BBC Music said of the album "The Chemical Brothers return with their rebel rockin' fifth studio album that blows all stylistic boundaries down in the process.[15]" Lead single "Galvanize", with Q-Tip on lead vocals, peaked at number 3 in the UK Singles Chart. "The Boxer" also charted in the UK Singles Chart, in addition to "Believe".

Complex called it a "remotely forgettable project."[16]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks are written by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Galvanize"6:33
2."The Boxer"
4:08
3."Believe"
7:01
4."Hold Tight London"
6:00
5."Come Inside" 4:47
6."The Big Jump" 4:43
7."Left Right"
4:14
8."Close Your Eyes"
6:13
9."Shake Break Bounce"3:44
10."Marvo Ging" 5:28
11."Surface to Air" 7:23
Total length:60:18
Japanese edition bonus track
No.TitleLength
12."Giant"4:32

Note

  • As with all other albums by The Chemical Brothers, some of the tracks segue into the next. These are 2 into 3, 3 into 4, 5 into 6, 6 into 7, 7 into 8, 9 into 10, and finally 10 into 11.

Sample credits[17]

  • "Galvanize" contains samples of "Just Tell Me the Truth", written and performed by Najat Aatabou.
  • "Come Inside" contains samples of "Everyday We Die a Little", written and performed by Sara Ayers.
  • "Left Right" contains samples of "Heavy Dramatic Track", from Production Music Beds MM123.
  • "Shake Break Bounce" contains samples of "Party & Bullshit", written by Rashia Fisher, Justin Smith and Curtis Jones, and performed by Rah Digga.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for Push the Button adapted from album liner notes.[17]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/sales
Australia (ARIA)[41] Gold 35,000^
France (SNEP)[43] none 45,100[42]*
Greece (IFPI Greece)[44] Gold 7,500^
Ireland (IRMA)[45] Platinum 15,000^
Japan (RIAJ)[46] Gold 100,000^
Russia (NFPF)[47] Gold 10,000*
United Kingdom (BPI)[49] Gold 245,000[48]^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan 13 January 2005 CD Toshiba-EMI
United Kingdom 24 January 2005
Virgin
Australia CD
United States 25 January 2005 Astralwerks

References[edit]

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