Chemical Brothers, The - Surrender
Vinyl repress to celebrate 40 Years of Virgin Records. The Chemical Brothers released their third album with their status as one of the UK's most exciting bands unassailable. 'Surrender', managed to enhance their already burgeoning reputation, drawing on the talents of a formidable array of celebrity collaborators including Missy Elliott, Oasis' Noel Gallagher and Bernard Sumner. The Brothers shifted their attention away from hip-hop breaks towards more traditional 4/4 beats, but their unique blend of visceral energy, inventive melodies and eclectic samples remained unaffected.