A Tribute to the Chemical Brothers
our score: 1.5 out of 5.0
buy it: here
Is the Best Form of Flattery...Sometimes
At first glance
this compilation cd looks like an interesting collection of some
independent remixes of Chemical Brothers tracks, offering a chance
to hear a new twist on some familiar tracks. I figured I'd forgoe
my intuition telling me the cheap cover art and the fact that
it was tagged "A Tribute to..." and give it a
shot. I couldn't have found a better way to waste $14.
of this album suckered me in by using the word "remix"
to describe each track rather than "cheap cover of the original."
Ever hear one of those disco or funk hits compilation albums?
The ones that don't list the original artist because all the tracks
are simply good tries at reproducing the original, but not quite
the same? Well, that's essentially what this is. It's like each
artist took the Chemical Brothers masterpieces and tried to copy
them. Granted, most of us couldn't even come close to what the
Chemi's have laid down, so I have to give some credit there. But
to go and tout this as an album of remixes and package it as such
is simply deceiving.
money on either the singles or the complete albums that these
tracks are on and you will come out way ahead. If you've already
got the originals, don't waste your time or money.
liked A Tribute to the Chemical Brothers...
Denmark (DJ Patrol mix)
2. Test (Positive mix)
3. Star Guitar (Hypnotic Fix mix)
4. Hoops (Paranormal Psyche mix)
5. Hey Boy, Hey Girl (DJ Sundance mix)
6. Surrender (Further East mix)
7. Block Rockin' Beats (Turn It Around mix)
8. Got Glint? (Recover mix)
9. Where We Belong (Evening Shadow mix)
10. Chico's Groove (Time Square mix)
11. Leave Home (Phatter Than Phat mix)
12. Chemical Beats (Dr. E mix)