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Brotherhood
The Chemical Brothers
Brotherhood
Genres: Dance & Electronic, International Music, Pop
 
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All Artists: The Chemical Brothers
Title: Brotherhood
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Toshiba EMI Japan
Release Date: 9/3/2008
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, International Music, Pop
Styles: Electronica, Big Beat, Trip-Hop, House, Europe, British Isles
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1

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Money-motivated movements
David M. Madden | salt lake, utah United States | 11/03/2008
(3 out of 5 stars)

"(Note: I'm a huge fan of this band and my beef has nothing to do with the music.)

How much would you, dear fan, pay for two new songs from your favorite band? Does $22 sound right? Unfortunately, that is the going price of this Greatest Hits, a collection containing even fewer tracks than 2003's Singles 93-03. Billed as "DJ only, ten ultra-rare Electronic Battle Weapon tracks", the bonus disc seems promising until you put it in and find that the majority are demo mixes of previously released material such as "It Doesn't Matter", "Under the Influence", "It Began in Afrika" etc. - and these all sound fundamentally the same as the original versions! In defense of this disc, the new tracks are really good, particularly "Keep My Composure", a collaboration of the Chem's sexy, soul tearing bass, arpeggiated arcade synths and MC Spank "Can Do No Wrong" Rock. However, unless your hard dive and physical copies recently melted, this collection is for people who think that fancy CD packaging will get them laid."
Electronic Battle Weapons is the dealmaker
Eleanor | Bangor, ME | 10/24/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The first disc is great, it's got all the classics in one place. But it's the second disc with the Electronic Battle Weapons 1-10 that really make this boxset sweet. I think if I had bought the standard one disc edition I would have been really dissapointed overall, because most of those tracks are on there other singles collection already. But I've been listening to the second disc constantly, it makes an awesome backdrop to my poi routine and for glowsticking."
Electronic Battle Weapons or nothing...
SevenBizzos | Nowhere | 09/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

""Brotherhood", or better titled "Singles 93-03 Part 1 1/2" is more of the same things any fan of The Chemical Brothers already owns. There are 7 songs from the "Singles" album that are repeated on the first disc of "Brotherhood", so you could conceivable own them 3 times. With so many good songs to choose from (and knowing what you've already recycled once), you'd think the track selection would have been better. A bit disappointing. I will also agree with torley.com that the order of them doesn't necessarily fit well.

The only reason to buy the box is for the "Electronic Battle Weapons 1-10", which is a long time coming for some of the tracks. A lot of these tracks you already own too as they've showed up on a few of the past LPs. But no matter, it's nice to have them in their original format.

Bottom line, buy the box for the "Electronic Battle Weapons 1-10" or go buy the "Singles 93-03" and get a better collection..."