3 Not the classic i was hoping for!gavinro | 16/06/2010 | See all gavinro's reviews (19)I bought this album sincerely hoping for some kind of return to form for a band that i have been following for a long time. However, i have to say that after having listened to this new album 3 times now, it still lacks for me that punch, the 'wow' factor that some of their previous albums have had. I am not even going to make the mistake of comparing previous albums with this one, but to say, as one reviewer has, that this album stands up there with Surrender or Exit Planet Dust is wide of the mark. For me this album is a little confused, the Chemical Brothers seem unsure as to where they want to go with their music. Nothing stood out for me on this album. I would much rather they just have 7 or 8 really stomping tracks, and less of this attempt to be chillout. Exit Planet Dust was all about getting you moving, i don't think this one has the same effect. I know, I know, maybe they have decided to change direction even more, but at what cost to their trademark music? I think the complete lack of guest vocals also had an effect on the songs produced. Overall, i would say as a Chemical Brothers fan that the album is worth a purchase, but you may feel a little shortchanged at the end of your listening.