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Genre: Dance, DJ
Media Format: Compact Disk
Release Date: 8-APR-1997
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The album's first part manages to mix big beat techno music with rock and it blows down your head. Tracks 1 to 5 are as exhasuting a trip as they can be. Most people know "Block Rockin' Beats" which was a hit single in the UK and in the US as well. The song really rocks and is a perfect starter. However, as we move towards "Setting Sun" the threshold is pushed forward (especially with "Elektrobank") and the album reaches its first climax in "Setting Sun", in which Oasis' Noel Gallagher sings with a electric-guitar-vocoded voice and the track rocks like nothing I've ever heard before or eversince.
The second part of the album, namely "It Doesn't Matter", "Don't Stop The Rock" and the remix of "Get Up On It Like This" are pure techno (repetitive, loud but still interesting), while "Get Up On It Like This" heralds a different sound. I didn't like this part for the first few times I listened to the album but it grew on me.
The third part is a trip into the unknown. It is a completely unexpected turn which elevates this album into an array where only the best albums ever made belong. It begins with "Lost In The K-Hole", a chiller that has soothing beats and relaxes you. Then comes "Where Do I Begin", a superb song that features singer Beth Orton. After a slow start and a surprise twist it is mixed into the closing track, "The Private Psyhedelic Reel". And this is the point where you will be stunned.Read more ›
It is easy to see why "Dig Your Own Hole" was so popular, with powerhouse singles like "Setting Sun" and "Block Rocking Beats" and a great album to back them up. The banging drums and driving synth form a distinctive and powerful sound that set the Brothers apart from the rest of the electronic world. This album should be a part of any electronica collection.
'Block Rockin' Beats' is as big as the name suggests, the very hallmark of this album and the sound that really put these guys on the map. It was the first song I heard by them and I had to have the album right away. If you know The Chemical Brothers, you probably know this song.
'Dig Your Own Hole' (the song) continues in a similar style, but almost tricks you by veering a bit away from the rock and a little more toward the techno. If you're wanting more 'Block Rockin' Beats,' you might feel a little cheated because this song doesn't sound quite the same. In fact, none of them do, there's only one 'Block Rockin' Beats' on this album, that's what makes it so great. But I digress; if you happen to not like it much at first, just keep listening to it and you'll realize it's a great song.
'Electrobank' freaking rocks. Seriously, this is a song you have to listen to over and over again to really appreciate. I'm listening to it as I write this and I can't stop listening to it. "Who is this doin' this synthetic type of alpha beta psychedelic funkin'?" This song morphs into a totally different song with minutes to spare, and it's all good. My goodness, this song is a gem.
'Piku' starts off rather weirdly funky, but then drops into the real groove, which is more my style. If you have a habit of listening to the first 30 seconds of a song to make a quick judgment, you may never get around to listening to this since the good stuff doesn't really hit until about 50 seconds in, but it's great.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've been listening to this album since the day it came out in 1997 and you know what I just realized? It must be the greatest breakbeat freak-out of all time!! Read morePublished 1 month ago by discombob
This CD was in horrible condition. I can't even get through an entire song without skips. I'm very disappointed.Published 6 months ago by Jessie
Classic, still NEED to hear "it doesn't matter" and "where do I begin" from time to time.Published 9 months ago by Shannon T.
sounds like a bunch of drum machines playing to each other in a closet with some other mixing going on. Read morePublished 16 months ago by EugeSchu
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