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Cover Art Chemical Brothers
Dig Your Own Hole
Rating: 8.4

"Zoop zoop. Beepbeep. Doopdoop. "Back with anothaone-a those block rockin' beats!" Doopdoop. A- weee- aweeee- aweee- aweee. Doopdoop. A- weee- aweee- aweee- aweee."

Such is the sound of The Chemical Brothers whose international success has them leading the electronic revolution with style.

Kids all over the United States are raving in their bedrooms, playing Wipeout XL on their Sony Playstations, and getting all dressed up in their parent's bellbottoms. Everyday is Halloween -- now more than ever.

This summer, instead of Snoop Doggy Dogg or Soundgarden, you'll be hearing "Block Rockin' Beats" blasting out of the rumbling and menacing speakers of the maroon 1978 Buick that's shaking next to you at the stoplight. Hey, at least it's finally something good.

-Ryan Schreiber



10.0: Indispensable, classic
9.5-9.9: Spectacular
9.0-9.4: Amazing
8.5-8.9: Exceptional; will likely rank among writer's top ten albums of the year
8.0-8.4: Very good
7.5-7.9: Above average; enjoyable
7.0-7.4: Not brilliant, but nice enough
6.0-6.9: Has its moments, but isn't strong
5.0-5.9: Mediocre; not good, but not awful
4.0-4.9: Just below average; bad outweighs good by just a little bit
3.0-3.9: Definitely below average, but a few redeeming qualities
2.0-2.9: Heard worse, but still pretty bad
1.0-1.9: Awful; not a single pleasant track
0.0-0.9: Breaks new ground for terrible

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