Brotherhood (The Chemical Brothers album)

Brotherhood (subtitled The Definitive Singles Collection) is a compilation album by English electronic dance music duo The Chemical Brothers, released on 1 September 2008. It is the second compilation spanning the band's greatest hits, after 2003's Singles 93–03. The first disc features thirteen hit singles and two new tracks, "Midnight Madness" and "Keep My Composure" (featuring a guest appearance of the rap group Spank Rock)—while the second CD contains all ten parts of The Chemical Brothers' "Electronic Battle Weapon" series of special mixes, which the duo have been recording since 1996.

Brotherhood
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Greatest hits album by
Released1 September 2008
Recorded1993–2008
Genre
Length
  • 73:27 (disc one)
  • 71:49 (disc two)
Label
ProducerThe Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
We Are the Night
(2007)
Brotherhood
(2008)
Further
(2010)
Singles from Brotherhood
  1. "Midnight Madness"
    Released: 4 August 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic73/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[2]
Consequence of SoundB[3]
The Guardian4/5 stars[4]
musicOMH4/5 stars[5]
The Observer4/5 stars[6]
Paste8.5/10[7]
Pitchfork6.3/10[8]
PopMatters7/10[9]
Robert ChristgauA−[10]
Under the Radar7/10[11]

Brotherhood was preceded by the digital single "Midnight Madness", a short version of "Electronic Battle Weapon 10", released on 18 August 2008 (2008-08-18), and promoted by the series of live performances in July and August 2008, throughout a number of European countries. The single was promoted by user-generated content through Google Earth.[citation needed] Fans were challenged to produce and upload a short film, from 2 to 20 seconds long, or a photograph based on the song that would become part of its music video, to be edited by producers Nexus.[12]

SinglesEdit

"Electronic Battle Weapon 10" was released on 11 June 2008, followed by "Midnight Madness" on 4 August 2008, with the latter reaching number 80 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed]

Track listingEdit

Disc oneEdit

All tracks were produced by The Chemical Brothers.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Galvanize" (radio edit) (featuring Q-Tip)
4:29
2."Hey Boy Hey Girl"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
  • Jerry Bloodrock
  • Celite Evans
  • Richard Lee Fowler
  • Charles Pettiford
  • Gregory Carlton Wigfall
4:49
3."Block Rockin' Beats"
5:00
4."Do It Again" (edit) (featuring Ali Love)
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
  • Alexander Williams
3:41
5."Believe" (edit) (featuring Kele Okereke)
6:07
6."Star Guitar"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
6:10
7."Let Forever Be" (featuring Noel Gallagher)
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
  • Gallagher
3:56
8."Leave Home"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
5:07
9."Keep My Composure" (featuring Spank Rock)
5:43
10."Saturate"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
4:48
11."Out of Control" (featuring Bernard Sumner)
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
  • Sumner
7:21
12."Midnight Madness"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
3:35
13."The Golden Path" (featuring The Flaming Lips)4:47
14."Setting Sun" (featuring Noel Gallagher)
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
  • Gallagher
4:00
15."Chemical Beats"
  • Rowlands
  • Simons
4:02
Total length:73:17

Disc twoEdit

All tracks were written and produced by The Chemical Brothers.

No.TitleLength
1."Electronic Battle Weapon 1"6:39
2."Electronic Battle Weapon 2"7:17
3."Electronic Battle Weapon 3"5:08
4."Electronic Battle Weapon 4"6:06
5."Electronic Battle Weapon 5"8:40
6."Electronic Battle Weapon 6"9:05
7."Electronic Battle Weapon 7"7:27
8."Electronic Battle Weapon 8"6:31
9."Electronic Battle Weapon 9"6:41
10."Electronic Battle Weapon 10"8:15
Total length:71:41

ChartsEdit

Chart (2008) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[13] 94
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[14] 63
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[15] 15
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[16] 29
French Albums (SNEP)[17] 94
Italian Albums (FIMI)[18] 13
Scottish Albums (OCC)[19] 12
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[20] 94
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 35
UK Albums (OCC)[22] 11
UK Dance Albums (OCC)[23] 1
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[24] 14

CertificationsEdit

Region Certification Certified units/sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[25] Gold 100,000 

  Sales+streaming figures based on certification alone.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Brotherhood Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ John Bush. "Brotherhood - The Chemical Brothers". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  3. ^ Young, Alex. "The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  4. ^ Burgess, John. "Electronic review: The Chemical Brothers, Brotherhood". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  5. ^ Hogwood, Ben. "The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". musicOMH. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  6. ^ Butler, Jim. "Electronic review: The Chemical Brothers, Brotherhood". The Observer. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  7. ^ Howe, Brian. "The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood". Paste. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  8. ^ Scott Plagenhoef (4 September 2008). "The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  9. ^ O'Neil, Tim. "The Chemical Brothers: Brotherhood". PopMatters. Retrieved 18 August 2019.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert. "CG: The Chemical Brothers". RobertChristgau.com. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  11. ^ "With such a walth of material, mixes, and B-sides, perhaps the band should wait until a box set can do them justice. For a newbie, though, this is a great introduction." [Fall 2008, p.89]
  12. ^ Davidson, Darren (5 August 2011). "Chemical Brothers team up with Google Earth to promote new album". Brand Republic. Archived from the original on 17 September 2008. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  13. ^ "The ARIA Report: Week Commencing 8th September 2008" (PDF) (967). Australian Recording Industry Association. 8 September 2008. Retrieved 6 June 2020 – via Pandora Archive. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  14. ^ "Austriancharts.at – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood" (in German). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  15. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  16. ^ "Ultratop.be – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood" (in French). Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  17. ^ "Lescharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  18. ^ "Italiancharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  20. ^ "Spanishcharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  22. ^ "Official Albums Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  23. ^ "Official Dance Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  24. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard. Retrieved 6 June 2020.
  25. ^ "British album certifications – The Chemical Brothers – Brotherhood". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved 29 November 2019. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field. Type Brotherhood in the "Search BPI Awards" field and then press Enter.

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