Despite being only a few years away from the release of their first greatest hits compilation Greatest 93-03, big-beat scientists The Chemical Brothers decided to let us gorge ourselves on their biggest singles all over again with 2008’s Brotherhood (The Definitive Singles Collection). To be fair, the years after Greatest 93-03 had seen the group produce some of their biggest hits (‘Galvanize’, ‘Do It Again’), and Brotherhood also comes with two exclusive tunes and a bonus disc of big-room techno tools that are all called ‘Electronic Battle Weapons’, so a new compilation does seem justified.
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2LP comp on Virgin.
7/10 Matt Sanchez 10th November 2016
So this compilation album falls somewhere between being a sequel to "Singles 93-03" and an update of that compilation. "Singles 93–03" was an incomplete chronology of the singles of that period, focussing mainly on the more obviously commercial ones. "Brotherhood" retains some of those selections (especially the collaborations) and intersperses them with pretty much all of the singles released since, with the exception of the heap of shite that was "Salmon Dance" but including a few ace album tracks such as 'Saturate' - Gotta love those live drums!
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