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Come With Us

The Chemical Brothers Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (28 Jan 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: EMI
  • ASIN: B00005U1YO
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,456 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Come With Us
2. It Began In Afrika
3. Galaxy Bounce
4. Star Guitar
5. Hoops
6. My Elastic Eye
7. The State We're In
8. Denmark
9. Pioneer Skies
10. The Test

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If anyone's suffering from new-year blues, Come With Us will shake them out of their narcolepsy. This fantastic album roars out of the starting blocks like a supercharged dragster, blowing up a heady fume of hip-hop techno flavoured with the Chemical's new found post-rave happiness. Their fourth album shows all the passion of their earlier works coupled with a sophistication beyond the mere wish to knock people's musical heads off. Impressively after over six years of making music and touring they've lost none of their enthusiasm. In fact their longevity seems to inspire them to greater achievement in a field that traditionally feeds off the new, the novel and the young. Best of all, the Brothers have developed the ability to communicate heartfelt emotions, evident on tracks such as the Beth Orton sung "The State We're In", the Pink Floyd-like "Pioneer Skies" and magnificent album closer "The Test". That doesn't mean that there aren't the "traditional" Chemical Brothers' dancefloor killers. The opener and title track "Come With Us" is easily the pulsating equal of "Hey Boy Hey Girl" or 1995's "Block Rockin' Beats". Both already released singles, the bizarre "It Began in Afrika" and the Donna Summer-meets-Kraftwerk blur of "Star Guitar" are included in their original form. They're probably the album's weakest tracks. The Brothers have moved on, yet they're still as good as they were. Go with them. --Jake Barnes

BBC Review

The rallying cry inferred by the title of this album must be for the benefit of those who have missed the point all these years. With album number four the Chemical Brothers will surely persuade the remaining dozen or so people in the UK that don't like them that they are really rather good.

Prior to the release of this album we were teased as a dozen acetates of the acid tribal monster "It Began In Afrika" were leaked to the key players. Removing shrubs, laying concrete and generally paving the way for this album, "Afrika" conquered Ibiza, Notting Hill Carnival and contrived a craving amongst those with an affinity for a big, bouncy kick drum.

Come With Us delivers a further nine new tracks which elevate the Chemical's sound to a new vertex. The crunchy, slap bass and breakbeat swing of "Galaxy Bounce" motors out of "Afrika" and drifts in to the mighty, phased and diffused "Star Guitar".

Combining 'that beat' from "Planet Rock" and a sweet, Balearic hook "Hoops" does much to further the electro renaissance that seems to be rearing its retro, body popping head at the moment. The usual collaborative efforts take flight with Richard Ashcroft crooning for all he is worth on "The Test" and long term Brothers stalwart Beth Orton on the folky, psilocybin lament "The State We're In".

Production wise this album is less busy than previous releases - the ideas are given more space, allowing the variety and subtlety to do the work. Years ago Tom and Ed assured us 'the brother's gonna work it out'. If you've ever felt that they had yet to make good on this promise then, as far as Come With Us is concerned there was never a truer word spoken. --Andy Puleston

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Too soon to tell, but this could be a CLASSIC! 11 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Chemicals always promised a classic dance album, and with Come With Us I think they might just've done it, folks!
In reality, it's probably too soon to tell, but in future years, I pretty much expect this album to be ranked alongside the likes of Screamdelica and Leftism as THE all time great dance albums.
After the hit and miss affair of Surrender, and Exit Planet Dust not dating at all well - Dig Your Own Hole was probably the album I would have recommended to any would-be Chemicals fans.
So it's my pleasure that Come With Us harks back to Dig Your Own Hole's funkyness and 'deep down and dirty' grooves, but instead of DYOH's weak spots (piku, don't stop the rock), I've yet to find ANY on Come With Us.
One of the greatest things about Come With Us, is that it carries you from beginning to end - it's not just a collection of hit songs that don't necessarily gel together - and every track feels like it adds something to the greatness of this album.
Tracks to particularly look out for: Come With Us, My Elastic Eye, and Star Guitar.
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36 of 42 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely superb - best Chemicals album to date 11 Jan 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wow - this album really is stunning. I've been a Chemicals fan ever since the original release of 'Song To The Siren', and have largely enjoyed their output, but they've totally surpassed themselves with this album. If you've heard 'It Began In Afrika' - good as it is, it's probably the most conventional Chemicals track on the album - you may have thought that you'd heard it all before, but this album rewards you with so much more.
Leaving the big-beat sound far behind, and starting with the storming, swirling title track, this shows a level of class, production, and - yes - songwriting that is head and shoulders above the dance music competition. Moving on to 'It Began In Afrika' (the title sample is a dance music sample-library classic), you get some classic Chemicals, raging overdriven synths, tweaky 303, with a really great driving live conga player jamming over the top. The track ends up with a beautifully programmed scratch-breakdown section, before slowing the tempo down a little to drop you into the sample-slap-bass-funk of 'Galaxy Bounce', a great little number.
However, it's when we get into track 4, 'Star Guitar' that you know things are cookin' on gas with this album - it's a great wide open, sweeping, psychedelic number with the drifing looped vocal line "You should feel what I feel, you should take what I take".
As that tune drifts out to the cosmos, we come back down to Earth with probably my favourite track of the whole album - Hoops.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ....and to think, I nearly didn't buy it. 15 April 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Quite simply, superb! I wasn't 100% sure about the last album, so I was obviously a bit wary of this one. I wasn't keen on "It Began In Africa", but "Star Guitar" I thought was good. Being a bit of a Chemicals fan and being very bored of my current CD collection, I decided to take the risk and get myself a copy. I'm so glad I did, it has to be their best album to date.
As an album it has all the elements to keep you interested and never gets boring, saying that, I would advise to listen to it all the way through rather than skipping to your favourite tracks, this is how it works best. In the context of it all, I find that even "It Began In Africa" works for me now. The production is also top notch (hey guys, what kinda equipment you using these days?!).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Definately a "Star" Album! 2 Feb 2002
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
I have long awaited this album since Star Guitar was released, I instantly feel in love with that single. When I finally bought the album and put it in my stereo system the first track belw me away. There are some fantastic rythms throughout the album. Those who are looking for some really hard stuff may be slightly dissapointed. The latter half of the album has a more chilled approach, but still the tracks are really good. Overall a great album with some really good new tracks. WARNING! If there is poor bass on ur stereo, don't bother buyin. This album requires a decent bass to come across really well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not their best 26 Jan 2002
Format:Audio CD
I don't know, a lot of time has passed since their last album, and to be quite honest it was going to be a tough act to follow. Initially when I learned their would be less guest vocalists on this one I yearned for a return to the almighty Dig Your Own Hole. Sadly though, with no real innovaters appearing in the last few years and rock regaining its momentum, the Chemicals seem a little watered down this time. Undoubtedly the highlights are Galaxy Bounce, The Test and Denmark. To be fair though, it's not a bad record; just not as great as the last two.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars LEGENDARY! 18 Dec 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
From the first bass line to the last drum beat this album from the Chemical Brothers excudes class. The new collaborations with Beth Orton and Richard Ashcroft are truly magnificent, with the latter being and outstanding finale to the album.
The Chemical Brothers are true pioneers of this genre and of music in general, and this album merely enforces that belief. All 3 previous Chemical Brothers albums are superb, and Come With Us is a worthy addition to any collection. PreOrder ASAP!!!!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
This is one of the better albums of the c brothers I play it full to and fro from work really clever composition
Published 9 months ago by Hardip
3.0 out of 5 stars Average and Mediocre. Oh, did I forget to say Average and Mediocre?
This is an extremely difficult item to review because none of the songs are actually in my head, predictably because none of them particularly stood out with the sole exception of... Read more
Published on 5 Jun 2012 by colesy999
5.0 out of 5 stars The Test!!
This was the album I originaly accidently missed. I bought the singles dvd and cd first, where I found 'Star Guitar'. Read more
Published on 20 Aug 2010 by Ms. Denise Higgs
5.0 out of 5 stars Underrated Chemical Brothers album
When asked "What is your favourite Chemical Brothers album?" most people say Dig Your Own Hole. Although that album is among one of the great electronic albums, this release is... Read more
Published on 9 Nov 2008 by Ms. S. P. Merrick
2.0 out of 5 stars Acid Trip
The title track is pretty sound, however the others just all lack that special chemical beat. Don't buy it for over 2 because it really isn't worth that.
Published on 23 Oct 2008 by Bilbo Baggins
3.0 out of 5 stars Come With Us For A Wayward Journey
Come With Us is patchily brilliant, but sounds a world away from 1999's Surrender. This is not to say that Tom and Ed should not stretch new boundaries, but the album sounds... Read more
Published on 21 Jan 2008 by D. Shaw
3.0 out of 5 stars hmm the start of the decline
dont get me wrong this is a good album, but it just lacks the style and karisma of the past material. i think this is where they started to change. Read more
Published on 25 Jun 2007 by a_burn
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
May lack the special guests this time round (apart from Ashcroft), but this is polished stuff, and proves the bros arent out of business just yet, Surrender is obviously still the... Read more
Published on 11 Jun 2004 by "gregorthedrummer"
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY IN A CLASS OF THEIR OWN
This album has all the sweet, fruity, goodness of all previous Chemical Brother Albums. From the Outrageously spine trembling, mind blowing, ground shaking 'Come with us' through... Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2003 by Chemical boy
5.0 out of 5 stars Come With Us....... I'm With You
What a pleaser.
I love this album, mind you i love All their albums.
I'm not sure if you've noticed (this ISN'T criticism) the formula
First track: Slower, but... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2002 by "anishkarir"
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