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The Best Chemical Brothers Albums of All Time

Updated April 13, 2019 1.4k votes 459 voters 15.8k views9 items

List RulesThis list includes studio albums only, so if you add an album make sure it's a proper studio release.

The Chemical Brothers are widely considered one of the best EDM artists of all time. Since they’re such an influential band, let’s rank the best Chemical Brothers albums, with the help of your votes. Formed by DJs Tom Rowlands and Ed Simons in Manchester in 1989, The Chemical Brothers brought big beat dance music to the masses with their critically acclaimed debut Exit Planet Dust (1995).

This Chemical Brothers discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Chemical Brothers albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Chemical Brothers singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Chemical Brothers album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Chemical Brothers album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular.

 Examples of albums on this list include their sophomore effort Dig Your Own Hole (1997) and the multi-platinum selling Surrender (1999).

This list of popular Chemical Brothers CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion.

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  • Dig Your Own Hole is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Chemical Brothers Albums of All Time
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    1. Block Rockin' Beats
    2. Dig Your Own Hole
    3. Elektrobank
    4. Piku
    5. Setting Sun (feat. Noel Gallagher)
    6. It Doesn't Matter
    7. Don't Stop the Rock
    8. Get Up on It Like This
    9. Lost in the K-Hole
    10. Where Do I Begin (feat. Beth Orton)
    11. The Private Psychedelic Reel

    Pitchfork score: 8.4
     

    • Release Date: 1997
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  • Surrender is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Chemical Brothers Albums of All Time
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    1. Music:Response
    2. Under the Influence
    3. Out of Control (feat. Bernard Sumner)
    4. Orange Wedge
    5. Let Forever Be (feat. Noel Gallagher)
    6. The Sunshine Underground
    7. Asleep from Day (feat. Hope Sandoval)
    8. Got Glint?
    9. Hey Boy Hey Girl
    10. Surrende
    11. Dream On (feat. Jonathan Donahue; contains a hidden track, which is a reprise of the same song)

    Pitchfork score: 9.0
     

    • Release Date: 1999
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  • Exit Planet Dust is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Chemical Brothers Albums of All Time
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    1. Leave Home
    2. In Dust We Trust
    3. Song to the Siren
    4. Three Little Birdies Down Beats
    5. Fuck Up Beats
    6. Chemical Beats
    7. Chico's Groove
    8. One Too Many Mornings
    9. Life Is Sweet (feat. Tim Burgess)
    10. Playground for a Wedgeless Firm
    11. Alive Alone (feat. Beth Orton)

    • Release Date: 1995
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  • Further is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Chemical Brothers Albums of All Time
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    1. Snow
    2. Escape Velocity
    3. Another World
    4. Dissolve
    5. Horse Power
    6. Swoon
    7. K+D+B
    8. Wonders of the Deep
    9. Don't Think
    10. Pourquoi

    Pitchfork score: 8.0
     

    • Release Date: 2010
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