Album

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Come With Us CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) VJCP-68367 4988006797840
Come With Us CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries), Freestyle Dust 7243 8 11682 2 6, XDUSTCD5 724381168226
Come With Us CD 10 Freestyle Dust XDUSTCDX5 724381189528
Come With Us CD 10 Astralwerks, Freestyle Dust 7243 8 11682 2 6, ASW 11682 724381168226
Come With Us CD 10 Astralwerks ASW11895-2 724381189528
Come With Us CD 10 Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 7243 8 11682 2 6 724381168226
Come With Us CD 10 Astralwerks, Freestyle Dust, Virgin (worldwide imprint of Virgin Records Ltd. and all its subsidiaries) 724381168226 724381168226
Come With Us 2×12" Vinyl 5 + 5 Astralwerks ASW 11682 724381168219
Bootleg
Chemical Four (unknown) 10

Relationships

associated singles/EPs: Come With Us / The Test
It Began in Afrika
Star Guitar
Allmusic: https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000212865 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/master/25283 [info]
Wikidata: Q2266683 [info]
reviews: https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/xx3n [info]

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The rallying cry inferred by the title of this album must be for the benefit of those who have missed the point all these years. With album number four the Chemical Brothers will surely persuade the remaining dozen or so people in the UK that don't like them that they are really rather good.

Prior to the release of this album we were teased as a dozen acetates of the acid tribal monster "It Began In Afrika" were leaked to the key players. Removing shrubs, laying concrete and generally paving the way for this album, "Afrika" conquered Ibiza, Notting Hill Carnival and contrived a craving amongst those with an affinity for a big, bouncy kick drum.

Come With Us delivers a further nine new tracks which elevate the Chemical's sound to a new vertex. The crunchy, slap bass and breakbeat swing of "Galaxy Bounce" motors out of "Afrika" and drifts in to the mighty, phased and diffused "Star Guitar".

Combining 'that beat' from "Planet Rock" and a sweet, Balearic hook "Hoops" does much to further the electro renaissance that seems to be rearing its retro, body popping head at the moment. The usual collaborative efforts take flight with Richard Ashcroft crooning for all he is worth on "The Test" and long term Brothers stalwart Beth Orton on the folky, psilocybin lament "The State We're In".

Production wise this album is less busy than previous releases - the ideas are given more space, allowing the variety and subtlety to do the work. Years ago Tom and Ed assured us 'the brother's gonna work it out'. If you've ever felt that they had yet to make good on this promise then, as far as Come With Us is concerned there was never a truer word spoken.