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I'm a little disappointed, though, in Remedy. I bought it because I liked Rooty so much. It's good, but I find it less interesting. And it seems to be missing something to hold it together, unlike Rooty. Plus, some of the songs are downright annoying to me (particularly songs #3 and #4). Maybe if I had bought Remedy before Rooty I'd feel differently, but Rooty is just a very difficult album to live up to.
It may take awhile for this album to grow on you. The tracks range from hard techno to happy-house to postmodern soul not unlike some of Prince's stranger songs. If you only appreciate one sort of electronic music, this is not your album. If your tastes are more eclectic, pick it up. What you will come to realize is that this is an album of extraordinary depth, variety, and talent that seems richer with every spin. Unlike most techno albums which grow dated in months, I have a feeling this one will go down as a classic. It's hard not to be excited about what Basement Jaxx has in store for us in the future. Don't forget to see them live!!!
Overall I'd say that this CD is one that ALL electronic dance fans should own. Without Rooty to shake my booty my collection would be completely lost. (And that goes for you as well.) So buy it already!
This is highly recommended.
Odds are you've already heard a few songs off this album and just didn't know it. Songs like "Romeo," "Where's Your Head At," and "Do Your Thing" have already been licensed off for car and clothing commercials, and when you listen to the album and run across these songs, you'll instantly recognize them as that "insanely danceable song from that annoying commercial," but no, this is not Dirty Vegas. I even heard the lead single, "Romeo," the other day on NPR radio. I was shocked!
Some people may call this "selling out," but I disagree. In order to get their music out into the public, some artists simply have to find loopholes, but this does not outweigh their artistic sensibilities and integrity. As long as more and more people find out about their music, Basement Jaxx aren't the only ones who benefit; we do as well.
A few of the songs are annoying, like "Down Di Di..." or "Crazy Girl," but most of the songs are head-on, straight-forward, shake-your-butt songs. No one can accuse Basement Jaxx of being repetitious. "SFM" is sexy and skitters on light percussive clicks and clacks to describe a "Sexy Feline Machine." "Broken Dreams" uses a medieval sample as its accompaniment. "Get Me Off," which was also used in an episode of QUEER AS FOLK (very appropriately, I might add) has to be one the most devilishly (and most overtly) sexy songs in years, and one of the most breathy as well. "Do Your Thing" uses a jazzed-up piano as vocalist Elli sings "All I need is a bumpin' beat to bump away my blues.Read more ›
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These arrived just in time for my son to decide he wanted to learn how to DJ.
He was drawn to these like steel to a magnet. So far working just fine.
The Jaxx boys bring on Rooty, their second album, and it shares the same strengths as Remedy (catchy melodies, great hooks, infectious grooves) as well as the same weaknesses... Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by scoundrel
"Rooty" is Basement Jaxx's real claim to fame, with bouncing beats, classy disco synths and cool bleeps and bloop sounds littered everywhere. Read morePublished on July 31, 2009 by Jonathan Oyama
Being a long time fan of Basement Jaxx I had high expectations and once again was not let down. Romeo is of course the cream of the crop but the entire CD shines, catchy beats with... Read morePublished on February 17, 2008 by Brian
Most of the songs are very cheesy but I like that so it was great. Not for the casual listener, but if you already are into Basement Jaxx then you will like it a lot.Published on January 16, 2008 by M. Ostria
I can't believe these guys have been making albums since the late 1990s, yet it wasn't until a month or two ago that I first heard of them! Read morePublished on March 31, 2007 by D. Weber
In 1999, Basement Jaxx had taken the dance world by storm with their debut album "Remedy," and the four or five club anthems that it spawned. Read morePublished on December 23, 2005 by Busy Body
For many years, I've been a fan of synth-pop legend Gary Numan. One of my favorite songs by him is M.E. off of The Pleasure Principle. Read morePublished on July 13, 2005 by Numan4Life
It took me *forever* to buy this album! I had all the songs on my computer (bad me!) but I couldn't bring myself to actually buy the album.
So I did, a couple days ago. Read more