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Further (The Chemical Brothers album)

Further is the seventh studio album by The Chemical Brothers, released on 14 June 2010. The album title and release date were announced on the band's official website on 30 March 2010. All 8 tracks from the album are accompanied by corresponding films, made specifically to match them, by Adam Smith and Marcus Lyall.[12] The main character of the films is portrayed by actress Romola Garai. The woman on the album cover is aquatic athlete Jenny Godding, who also body doubled for the underwater portions of the music videos.

Further
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Studio album by
Released14 June 2010 (2010-06-14)
Studio
GenreElectronic
Length51:56
Label
ProducerThe Chemical Brothers
The Chemical Brothers chronology
Brotherhood
(2008)
Further
(2010)
Hanna
(2011)
Singles from Further
  1. "Swoon"
    Released: 9 May 2010
  2. "Another World"
    Released: 16 August 2010
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic70/100[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[2]
Alternative Press3.5/5 stars[3]
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
Drowned in Sound7/10[5]
Mojo4/5 stars[6]
musicOMH4/5 stars[7]
NME7/10[8]
Pitchfork8.0/10[9]
Q4/5 stars[10]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[11]

BackgroundEdit

The album, along with its visuals, was released as a DVD, as an iTunes LP, and as an iTunes Pass feature in US only. As a part of the iTunes Pass program, those who purchased it received an unreleased track, named "Pourquoi", on 29 June 2010. The standard edition was released on CD, containing just the eight-track album.

Further is their first album not to feature any guest collaborations, a common occurrence in previous albums. While this is true, Stephanie Dosen provided the vocals for "Snow", "Another World" and "K+D+B". These are guest appearances, including Bruce Woolley on theremin, but they do not count as collaborations since The Chemical Brothers did not work with the artists when writing the songs. Tom Rowlands sang himself on certain tracks.

The album was the duo's first on Parlophone, ending fourteen years of releases on Virgin, although both labels are owned by EMI.

Although it charted in many other countries, the album was excluded from the UK charts because British chart regulations forbid prizes being used as enticements to buy albums, and all formats of Further included a competition to win an iPad.

In the United States, the album debuted at No. 63 on Billboard 200,[13] No. 3 on Top Dance/Electronic Albums,[14] and No. 15 on Top Rock Albums,[15] selling 7,000 copies in its first week. The album has sold 40,000 copies in the United States as of June 2015.[16]

Further was nominated for Best Electronic/Dance Album at the 2011 Grammy Awards, but lost to La Roux's self-titled debut album.

A number of its tracks were used in the media. The bonus track "Don't Think" was featured in the 2010 film Black Swan, in an altered form. The track "Dissolve" was featured as a playlist on the 2012 video game Lumines Electronic Symphony. The track "Snow" was featured in the 2015 film American Ultra. The track "Swoon" was featured as interface music in the 2011 video game PES 2012.

Track listingEdit

No.TitleLength
1."Snow"5:07
2."Escape Velocity"11:57
3."Another World"5:40
4."Dissolve"6:21
5."Horse Power"5:51
6."Swoon"6:05
7."K+D+B"5:39
8."Wonders of the Deep"5:12
Total length:51:56

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As with all other albums by The Chemical Brothers, many of the tracks segue into the next. "Swoon" and "Wonders of the Deep" are the only tracks on Further that end with silence.

PersonnelEdit

  • The Chemical Brothers - production

Additional musiciansEdit

SinglesEdit

  1. "Escape Velocity" was released on 12 April 2010 as a vinyl-only single. It did not chart in the UK charts.
  2. "Swoon" was released on 9 June 2010. It reached #85 in the UK charts.
  3. "Another World" was released as download on 16 August 2010.
  4. Also available as downloads are "Swoon" (Boys Noize Summer Remix), "Swoon" (Lindstrøm and Prins Thomas Remix) and "Horse Power" (Popof Remix).
  5. "Horse Power" was released in 2010 as a Promo DJ Single. It did not chart in the UK charts.

ChartsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Further Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More at Metacritic". Metacritic. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  2. ^ Bush, John. "Review: Further". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 June 2010.
  3. ^ So despite some standouts--thw more energetic and melodic "Dissolve" and "Swoon"--the Brothers' latest, trippiest trip is best taken as a whole. [Jul 2010, p.123]
  4. ^ "A.V. Club review".
  5. ^ "Drowned in Sound review".
  6. ^ This is The Chemical Brothers at their crowd-pleasing, raucous best. [July 2010]
  7. ^ Roullier, Ian. "The Chemical Brothers – Further". AllMusic. Retrieved 11 April 2019.
  8. ^ "NME review".
  9. ^ "Pitchfork review".
  10. ^ As the title promises, it's not so much a departure as a significant advancement of a career-long mission. [July 2010, p. 130]
  11. ^ Hoard, Christian (8 June 2010). "Further by The Chemical Brothers". Rolling Stone. Archived from the original on 18 July 2010. Retrieved 27 May 2012.
  12. ^ "TheChemicalBrothers.com - Further". 30 March 2010. Retrieved 30 March 2010.
  13. ^ "Billboard 200: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
  14. ^ "Dance/Electronic Albums: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
  15. ^ "Rock Albums: July 10, 2010". Billboard.
  16. ^ "Upcoming Releases". Hits Daily Double. HITS Digital Ventures. Archived from the original on 17 June 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |website= (help)
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  18. ^ "Australiancharts.com – The Chemical Brothers – Further". Hung Medien. Retrieved 2014-09-10.
  19. ^ Steffen Hung. "Austria Top 40 - Hitparade Österreich". austriancharts.at. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  20. ^ "Ultratop Belgian Charts". ultratop.be. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  21. ^ Steffen Hung. "Dutch charts portal". dutchcharts.nl. Archived from the original on 22 October 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  22. ^ Steffen Hung (19 June 2010). "Les charts français". lescharts.com. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
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  24. ^ ":: MTV | Album Top 50 KW 32 | charts". Mtv.de. 30 July 2010. Archived from the original on 28 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  25. ^ Steffen Hung. "Greek charts portal". greekcharts.com. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  26. ^ Steffen Hung. "New Zealand charts portal". charts.nz. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  27. ^ "Oficjalna lista sprzedaży :: OLiS - Official Retail Sales Chart". OLiS. 20 June 2010. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  28. ^ Steffen Hung. "Swedish Charts Portal". swedishcharts.com. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  29. ^ Steffen Hung. "Die Offizielle Schweizer Hitparade und Music Community". Hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 11 November 2012. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  30. ^ Steffen Hung. "Productores de Música de España". Hitparade.ch. Archived from the original on 14 November 2013. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  31. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  32. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Alternative Albums)". Billboard.
  33. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Dance/Electronic Albums)". Billboard.
  34. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Rock Albums)". Billboard.
  35. ^ "The Chemical Brothers Chart History (Top Tastemaker Albums)". Billboard.

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