Saturday, July 5, 2008


Basement Jaxx
Album: Rooty
Released in: 2001
Heavily Influenced by:

Rooty was the second album produced by the Jaxx. Pitchfork thinks it's too tacky; AllMusic loves it. In Pitchfork's defense, it contains some truly cringe-inducing songs like Get Me Off and SFM. However, it does feature some of the best trax of the Jaxx, including Jus 1 Kiss (I'm a sucker for disco) and Do Your Thing. The majority of the songs are innovative and catchy, if imperfect (Romeo, Broken Dreams). I do own the next album the Jaxx released (Kish Kash), but it's apparently somewhere else in my CD collection -- no more Jaxx for now.

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