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The Chemical Brothers - AmericanEP
(06/16/03)


Genre: Breakbeat

I cannot believe I was happy to actually purchase this EP. I also cannot believe that the Chemical Brothers could ever produce something like this.

What's wrong with this? Repetitive. This EP is just boring to listen to. Every single track, I found myself wondering, "When is this going to be over?" I was expecting something more like the psychedelic, pleasently trance-ish sound that the Chemical Brothers have adopted lately. Instead, I found something psychedelic and excessively trance-ish: more trancy than most trance.

There is one redeeming track on this EP, which would be the last one. It's a live performace of Start Guitar and something called "Temptation." Regardless, it escapes the monotony of the previous tracks and is actually excellent in comparison to other high-caliber Chemical Brothers tracks. A very nice remix of Star Guitar.

The last portion of the CD, which is the videos, are almost as disappointing. The videos are in very small resolution, and are at a very low graphical quality. Not anything redeeming here. I'm not even going to go in depth with it, because it's not worth bothering about it.

All in all, this was way below what I expected, and way below average in terms of a recording. Don't buy this.

Cool Hand Luke gives The Chemical Brothers' "AmericanEP"

Why? Why did they ever release this? Two cigarettes...

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