More raves! In my immediately preceding post that loved Mary Gauthier, I should have mentioned how knowing her history and underlying goals for the album would enhance the listen. Now, for the Chemical Brothers, about as different from Mary Gauthier as salt from sugar yet equally magnificent -- we need both -- can we just forget where they came from and concentrate on where they are? Blah blah blah blah blah. Enough said about the past. Fans of electronic beat dance, get on board with this album. Now. No looking back. But keep the salt and sugar straight, listen, and repeat after me: "Well, that was some experience. Just let me adjust the spacial controls and we'll move to another observation point."
(Pictured is a building in London, unrelated to the album)
Pitchfork: Album Reviews: The Chemical Brothers: Further 8.0/10.0
Further reviews at Metacritic.com 70/100 (generally favorable reviews)(always subject to adjustment as more reviews are aggregated)