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[[caption-width-right:350:The Brothers gonna work it out.]]

'''The Chemical Brothers''' are a British ElectronicMusic duo, consisting of Ed Simons and Tom Rowlands. Active since [[TheNineties 1991]], they are credited with bringing the "Big Beat" subgenre to the mainstream, alongside Music/TheProdigy, Music/FatboySlim, The Crystal Method, and associated acts.

From 1992 to 1995, Simons and Rowlands called themselves Music/TheDustBrothers, after the US production duo known for their work with Music/BeastieBoys. While it was chosen as homage to the latter, the original Dust Brothers threatened legal action over the name. From then on, Simons and Rowlands were known as The Chemical Brothers, starting with their debut album, ''Exit Planet Dust''.

They are notable in being one of the few truly arena-sized electronic acts in the world. Their live acts comprise large screens displaying [[SugarWiki/VisualEffectsOfAwesome psychedelic images, strobe lights, and lasers that project over the crowd.]]

They have also played at many major festivals, including Glastonbury, Fuji Rock, Reading, the [=HFStival=], and Leeds festival. They currently hold the record for most gigs performed in a year at the Brixton Academy.

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!!Discography

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[[folder: Studio Albums ]]

* ''Exit Planet Dust'' (1995)
* ''Dig Your Own Hole'' (1997)
* ''Surrender'' (1999)
* ''Come with Us'' (2002)
* ''Push the Button'' (2005)
* ''We Are the Night'' (2007)
* ''Further'' (2010)

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[[folder: Soundtracks ]]

* ''Hanna'' (2011)

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[[folder: Live Albums ]]

* ''Don't Think'' (2012)

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[[folder: Compilations ]]

* ''Brothers Gonna Work It Out'' (1998)
* ''Singles 9303'' (2003)
* ''Brotherhood'' (2008)

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[[folder: EP's ]]

* ''Fourteenth Century Sky'' (1994)
* ''My Mercury Mouth E.P.'' (1994)
* ''Loops of Fury'' (1996)
* ''Come with Us/Japan Only EP'' (2002)
* ''[=AmericanEP=]'' (2002)
* ''Live 05'' (2005)

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!!Tropes appearing in The Chemical Brothers' music:

* AlbumTitleDrop: ''Push the Button'' is namechecked several times in ''Galvanize''.
* ColbertBump: When Gavin of [[{{Creator/RoosterTeeth}} Rooster Teeth]] mentioned the work he did on the "Swoon" music video (and commented on the EarWorm nature of the song), views for said music video on YouTube began to soar.
* ContinuityNod: ''Exit Planet Dust'' refers to their time when they recorded under The Dust Brothers.
* EpicRocking: "The Private Psychedelic Reel", for starters.
* GenreAdultery: On "Asleep from Day" (off ''Surrender''), Hope Sandoval from Music/MazzyStar sings, and the Chemical Brothers' backing music is much slower and more ambient than their usual fare. The result sounds more like a Mazzy Star song than a Chemical Brothers song.
* GreatestHitsAlbum: ''Singles 9303''.
* LoopedLyrics: "Star Guitar" combines this with SingleStanzaSong:
--> "You should feel what I feel, you should take what I take."
** Plenty of their songs with sampled vocals do this, like "Block Rockin' Beats" and "Elekrobank".
* NamesTheSame: With the original Dust Brothers in the early-mid 90s.

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