The Chemical Brothers

“We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded.

“We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally cross — the line between melodic and boring. Other songs whisper influences of their electronica peers: “No Path to Follow” hints at Autechre glitchiness and “Harpoons” borrows a page from the Boards of Canada handbook. But “Harpoons” lacks the ethereal beauty of a BoC melody and the track becomes repetitive and dull after the first minute.

The Chemical Brothers

Astralwerks

More Music

  • Zedd102.7 KIIS FM'S WANGO TANGO, Show,

    Zedd Drops New Single 'Happy Now,' Featuring Elley Duhe

    “We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally […]

  • Ed Sheeran

    Watch Ed Sheeran's Creative Process in Trailer for Documentary 'Songwriter'

    “We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally […]

  • Sire Records Cofounder Seymour Stein Leaving

    Sire Records Co-Founder Seymour Stein Leaving Warner Music Group After Four Decades

    “We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally […]

  • Jay-Z Slams Philadelphia Mayor for Made

    Jay-Z Slams Philadelphia Mayor for Made in America Festival Move

    “We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally […]

  • Bruce Springsteen on Broadway

    Bruce Springsteen's Broadway Show Set as Netflix Special

    “We Are the Night” strays from the Chemical Brothers signature catchy rhythms and dark tones, opting for a softer sound that quickly becomes a bit long winded. A disc with few stand-outs, most of the tracks seem a step backward for the group; “Battle Scars” and “The Pills Won’t Help You” straddle — and occasionally […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content