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 The Chemical Brothers
Released 24 January 2005
Recorded 2004
Genre
Length 60:20
Label
Producer The Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Singles 93–03
(2003)
Push the Button
(2005)
We Are the Night
(2007)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 71/100 [2]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A− [3]
Spin B+ [4]
Stylus Magazine B− [5]
Entertainment Weekly B− [6]
Pitchfork Media 7.0/10 [7]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars [8]
The Guardian 4/5 stars [9]
Los Angeles Times 3.5/4 stars[10]
Uncut 4/5 stars[11]
PopMatters 8/10 stars[12]
Under the Radar 8/10 stars[13]

Push the Button is the fifth studio album by English big beat band The Chemical Brothers, first released in January 2005. It won the Grammy Award for Best Electronic/Dance Album in January 2006. It was certified gold by the BPI on 28 January 2005.[citation needed]

This album has been released with the Copy Control protection system in some regions.

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

Reception[edit]

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.[14]" Lead single "Galvanize", with Q-Tip on lead vocals, peaked at #3 in the UK Singles Chart. "The Boxer" also charted in the UK singles charts, in addition to "Believe".

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons, except where noted. 

No. Title Length
1. "Galvanize" (featuring Q-Tip) 6:33
2. "The Boxer" (featuring Tim Burgess) 4:08
3. "Believe" (featuring Kele Okereke) 7:01
4. "Hold Tight London" (featuring Anna-Lynne Williams) 6:00
5. "Come Inside"   4:47
6. "The Big Jump"   4:43
7. "Left Right" (featuring Anwar Superstar) 4:14
8. "Close Your Eyes" (featuring The Magic Numbers) 6:13
9. "Shake Break Bounce"   3:44
10. "Marvo Ging"   5:28
11. "Surface to Air"   7:23

Singles[edit]

"Galvanize" was the first single from the album, released a week before the album was released. It peaked at number 3 spot in UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] "Believe" was the second single from the album, released in May 2005. It peaked at number 18.[citation needed] "The Boxer" was the third single from the album, released in early July 2005. It peaked at number 41.[citation needed]

Usage in media[edit]

Release[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Japan January 13, 2005 CD
United Kingdom January 24, 2005
Australia
United States January 25, 2005 Astralwerks

References[edit]

Preceded by
Hot Fuss by The Killers
UK number one album
6 February 2005 – 12 February 2005
Succeeded by
Tourist by Athlete
  1. ^ a b John Bush. "Push the Button - The Chemical Brothers". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/push-the-button/critic-reviews
  3. ^ Robert Christgau. "The Chemical Brothers". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  4. ^ It's the album on which the Chems relax into a comfortable maturity, secure in their status as elder statesmen. [Feb 2005, p.87]
  5. ^ http://www.stylusmagazine.com/reviews/the-chemical-brothers/push-the-button.htm
  6. ^ Dombal, Ryan (28 January 2005). "Review for "Push the Button"". Entertainment Weekly. p. 84. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  7. ^ Scott Plagenhoef (4 February 2005). "The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  8. ^ Werde, Bill (27 January 2005). "The Chemical Brothers: Push The Button : Music Reviews". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 24 November 2007. Retrieved 26 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Petridis, Alexis (29 July 2005). "CD: The Chemical Brothers, Push the Button". The Guardian. 
  10. ^ An evolution in big beat and sweet dance-pop loyalty as hard-hitting as their mid-'90s works "Exit Planet Dust" or "Dig Your Own Hole." [23 Jan 2005]
  11. ^ Cleaner and crisper... their first [album] for half a decade where great noises... outshine august guest vocalists. [Feb 2005, p.73]
  12. ^ Tim O'Neil (28 January 2005). "The Chemical Brothers: Push the Button". PopMatters. Retrieved 4 October 2011. 
  13. ^ The new material sounds more unified and danceable. [#8, p.106]
  14. ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/4r63