Born in the Echoes - Rolling Stone
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Born in the Echoes

Nineties party starters rave on with St. Vincent and Beck

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The Chemical Brothers are Bill Clinton to Skrillex's Barack Obama — the genius Nineties triangulators who proved dance music could rock blocks without diluting its techno soul. The latest from the U.K. duo hits harder and lower than their last album, 2010's Further, with guest-vocal turns from artists as varied as Q-Tip and St. Vincent over tracks that could've torched an outdoor rave in 1995. "I'll See You There" is a "Tomorrow Never Knows"-style psych-funk extravaganza, and "Wide Open" gracefully ends the album with Beck blissing out over the kind of superchill loveliness that's another Chems trademark. They've got the whole world in their beats.

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