About Music Critic  
Contact Music Critic  
Complete List
Jazz / Classical

Submit a Review!
Submit a Gig/Concert!

Featured Articles
Music-Critic Interviews
Tally Spencer of British Rock band, Jynxt.
Chris Colonna of Aussie outfit, bumblebeez 81!

Yahoo Music
Learning Resources
Privacy Policy
All about Music
What's On  


Buy A Tribute to the Chemical Brothers

Various Artists
A Tribute to the Chemical Brothers
label: Cleopatra
released: 08.13.02
our score: 1.5 out of 5.0

buy it: here

download Chemical Brothers lyrics and sheet music
Immitation Is the Best Form of Flattery...Sometimes
by: tom reiter

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.

The producers 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.

Spend your 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.

Download Chemical Brothers Sheet Music, Guitar Tabs, or Lyrics at musicnotes.com!

If you liked A Tribute to the Chemical Brothers...

1. 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)