We Are the Night Having released their seminal 1995 debut, Exit Planet Dust , during the Paleozoic era of electro music, the Brothers have seemingly shed their éminence grise… We Are the Night Having released their seminal 1995 debut, Exit Planet Dust , during the Paleozoic era of electro music, the Brothers have seemingly shed their éminence grise… 2007-07-19 The Chemical Brothers Experimental
Music Review

We Are the Night (2007)

The Chemical Brothers
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EW's GRADE
B+

Details Release Date: Jul 19, 2007; Lead Performance: The Chemical Brothers; Genre: Experimental

Having released their seminal 1995 debut, Exit Planet Dust, during the Paleozoic era of electro music, the Brothers have seemingly shed their éminence grise status on We Are the Night, their daring sixth CD. Despite a grating first single (''Do It Again''), Night is a welcome return to form after a few tepid releases. The techno-fueled ''Das Spiegel,'' the acid-house romp ''All Rights Reversed'' (with nü-ravers the Klaxons), and the hip-hop-on-nitrous track ''The Salmon Dance'' are more than dance-floor fodder: They're a lot of fun, too. B+

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Originally posted Jul 13, 2007 Published in issue #944 Jul 20, 2007 Order article reprints