Dig Your Own Hole (studio album) by The Chemical Brothers

Dig Your Own Hole by The Chemical Brothers
Year: 1997
Overall rank: 1,157th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
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76/100 (from 397 votes)
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This album is rated in the top 6% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 75.9/100, a mean average of 74.9/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 76.0/100. The standard deviation for this album is 14.6.

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From 01/22/2022 20:20
Probably my favourite electronic album ever. There is some great stuff on this - my favourites are Where Do I Begin, Lost In The K-Hole and Block Rockin' Beats. There's a bit of a lull in the middle with It Doesn't Matter, Don't Stop The Rock and Get Up On It Like This though. It suffers from the main criticism I have of albums of this genre, it's a bit too long for me, could definitely be cut down. Still a great album though.
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From 05/30/2021 13:09
best chems album and the album of 1997 for me
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From 11/03/2020 22:01
Not my favorite Chem's album but it is one that has grown on me. Some pure classics on it, (Setting Sun, The Private Psychedelic Reel). Pretty consistent right through. Only a couple of tracks I'd put in a filler type category.
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From 05/29/2020 13:30
Fav. Tracks: Block Rockin' Beats, Elektrobank, Setting Sun, Where Do I Begin, The Private Psychedelic Reel.
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From 07/20/2019 02:02
Favorite Tracks:Block Rockin' Beats, Elektrobank, Where Do I Begin?
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From 05/17/2019 20:18
"Dig Your Own Hole" is a masterpiece. Why ? The answer in 10 points:
1) This is the best big beat album ever made. We have never heard such a powerful mix of electro-hip-hop-rock.
2) You can dance without stopping on the first 8 tracks.
3) My body temperature rises to 39 ° when I hear the intro of "Electrobank".
4) "It Does not Matter" is the best tribute to Daft Punk.
5) It's a real electro record. Not a pop album, like the excellent "Surrender", released 2 years later.
6) You can also choose to listen to it sitting on your rockingchair.
7) This is a real album designed in its entirety.
8) The last two songs are more psyche things, in a 1967 mode.
9) Noel Gallagher participates in a song.
10) This album is just perfect.


Best track: "Setting Sun"
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From 11/01/2018 10:47
It's not a bad album, but there is no way I can like it. Setting Sun and the last track are the only tracks I would listen to.
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From 02/19/2018 20:47
La genialata dei due "fratelli" chimici sta nel far suonare un disco techno come se fosse un disco rock: nella sostanza ma pure un po' nella forma ( vedi campionamenti di Beatles e presenza degli Oasis )...
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From 03/16/2016 02:54
Probably my favourite Chemical Brothers album. It does seem to be their most consistent.
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From 12/19/2014 05:27
This is great stuff, pretty underrated on BEA, especially looking at the track scores.
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