The Chemical Brothers We Are the Night (Virgin) Their colossal music can usually be described as uplifting, transcendental, and psychedelic - but rarely does the word 'sexy' appear in a sentence next to 'Chemical Brothers'. This is a band famed for their ability to make the listener feel as if they are roller-blading through solar systems as opposed to merely shimmying seductively around a dance floor. We Are the Night, the sixth studio album from Ed Simons and Tom Rowland, is the closest the Brothers have come to addressing this issue. Separating it from previous triumphs such as 1999's Surrender and 2005's Push the Button is a new twist to the Chemical equation, with stripped-down electro making its presence felt. Do it Again is a strident, insanely catchy slab of robo-groove, while A Modern Midnight Conversation neatly combines 1980s Harold Faltermeyer bass lines with Chromeo-style electronic riffs. It's their most direct assault on the hips to date. A look back at collaborations on previous Chemical Brothers albums serves as a useful barometer to who was hot and when. Ten years ago it was Noel Gallagher; two years ago it was Bloc Party. This time the Klaxons get their moment in the sun on the thundering paranoia of All Rights Reversed. Refreshingly, it sounds unlike anything the duo have tried before. Yet there's still plenty to reassure fans of the older stuff. Burst Generator bridges the gap between old and new with a chugging guitar and low-flying jet engines. The title track is perhaps the most conventional Chemical Brothers tune here, sounding like a UFO is landing on the listener's forehead. But then that's par for the course these days.