Push the Button (Music - The Chemical Brothers) Electronic duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have trouble expanding their signature block-rocking sound on their fifth album. Pushing the Button . Once groundbreaking, the… 2005-01-25 The Chemical Brothers
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The Chemical Brothers (2005)

Details Release Date: Jan 25, 2005; Lead Performance: The Chemical Brothers

Electronic duo Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons have trouble expanding their signature block-rocking sound on their fifth album. Pushing the Button. Once groundbreaking, the Chemical Brothers' mix of big-beat thumps and psychedelic swirls sounds a bit dated nearly eight years after their Dig Your Own Hole heyday. The pair still have a knack for dance-pop songcraft, as shown on the roller-disco-ready ''The Boxer,'' but if these Brits wish to stay relevant, they should seek out some new buttons to push.

Originally posted Jan 24, 2005 Published in issue #803 Jan 28, 2005 Order article reprints
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