CD Surrender [The Chemical Brothers] [CD] [1 disc]
Not Yet Rated
Rolling Stone (5/24/99, pp.63-64) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - "...the crucial, early robo-soul of detroit techno...Afrika Bambaataa's early-Eighties fusion of Bronx beats and Kraftwerk....Rowlands and Simons have...[made] a record that kicks like living history. Put it on, crank it up, bust a move."
Entertainment Weekly (6/25/99, p.132) - "...It's the techno/rock bridge we've been waiting to cross for years....The gorgeous, field-of-flowers vibe on some tracks finds the duo again expanding electronica's vocabulary..." - Rating: B+
Q (1/00, p.84) - Included in Q Magazine's "50 Best Albums of 1999."
Q (7/99, p.105) - 4 stars (out of 5) - "...bringing the best out of themselves....The Chemical Brothers' quantum leap into the wild blue yonder, away from their trademark slapstick delirium. It looks like there is life after big beat, after all."
Muzik (1/00, p.69) - Ranked #3 in Muzik's "Albums Of The Year '99"
CMJ (6/14/99, p.3) - "...the Brothers venture down untravelled paths from which their contemporaries have shied away....each entry retains the cosmic rush and futuristic funkiness that has always been the core of the Chemical Brothers..."
Vibe (6,7/99, p.189) - "...the group...lets its softer European roots show....the emphasis is on acid-drenched house rhythms and smooth bass breaks, as pasty-faced vocalists like Oasis's Noel Gallagher and Kraftwerk- style robots fill in [the] gaps....damn infectious."
Melody Maker (6/19/99, p.53) - 4 1/2 stars out of 5 - "...Sometimes they just patter, tricle and slide. Sleety sounds waiting for the storm. Sometimes, they shrink to fit...And, yeah, sometimes they're f***ing massive.... SURRENDER is the most distinctive album of the year, bar none..."
Mojo (Publisher) (1/00, p.30) - Ranked #11 in Mojo Magazine's "Best of 1999"
Mojo (Publisher) (7/99, p.91) - "...exceeds all expectation....it rocks, it caresses, it exhilarates, and, finally, it takes you on a trip....[they] have freed themselves from linear time and stretched both backwards and forwards for their bag of tricks..."
NME (Magazine) (6/19/99, p.30) - 8 out of 10 - "...SURRENDER is excellent. From the opening faux-naive Kraftwerk simulation of 'Music:Response' right through to the final, Jonathan Donahue-assisted fry-up 'Dream On', it's simply a joy to listen to..."