Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes (4 stars)

This article is from 2015.

Album review: Chemical Brothers – Born in the Echoes

(Virgin EMI)

More of the same, but new every time

Like a train, the Chemical Brothers just keep on going. Following on from the Hanna soundtrack and the live Don’t Think record, this eighth album leads on the disco falsetto-voiced rave grind of ‘Sometimes I Feel So Deserted’, taking in a customarily full guest roster including Q-Tip on the smooth electro of ‘Go’, a heavily-processed St Vincent floating over ‘Under Neon Lights’, Cate Le Bon owning the off-balance title track and Beck on the blissed-out finale ‘Wide Open’. It’s more of the same but new every time.

Born in the Echoes is released on Wed 17 Jul.

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