Crazy Itch Radio

  • Record Label: XL
  • Release Date: Sep 12, 2006
Metascore
73

Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Though their daft interludes and kitchen-sink production sound too familiar, Crazy Itch Radio can still surprise.
  2. For all the colour and flair apparent on Crazy Itch Radio, and despite some genuine gems... a reliance on production and arrangement where some more killer tunes would have worked more memorably is, perhaps, an indication that the Jaxx have, down the years, simply set the bar high.
  3. If you boarded the good ship 'Jaxx back in the Nineties, Crazy Itch Radio won’t see you throwing yourself overboard any time soon. If you were waving it away from the shore, though, this won’t see you splashing your way through the sea to catch up.
  4. New Musical Express (NME)
    60
    It's easy enough to ignore until a real stinker passes by. [2 Sep 2006, p.21]
  5. Spin
    60
    No instant classics... but the productions remain fresh, hype, and kaleidoscopic. [Oct 2006, p.94]
  6. "Crazy Itch Radio"... is the sound of an act running out of steam as it settles for the lowest common denominator with a nonchalant shrug of the shoulders.
  7. Q Magazine
    50
    Maybe if they had calmed down a bit, Crazy Itch Radio wouldn't be Basement Jaxx's fourth best album. [Oct 2006, p.126]
  8. Under The Radar
    50
    This album feels and sounds like a tossed-off collection of odds and sods instead of an album of A grade tracks. [#15]
  9. 'Crazy Itch Radio' bumbles along with mid-paced beats and, it seems, too many disparate influences to really hold together.
User Score
7.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    7
    Although this will never be the album that you want to listen to over and over, it will be the one that you'll still find new reasons to loveAlthough this will never be the album that you want to listen to over and over, it will be the one that you'll still find new reasons to love later on. The Jaxx's weakest album, but it's still a joy to listen to. Full Review »
  2. jd
    Feb 3, 2007
    8
    the first 1/2 of the cd is very very good -- after that, 1 choice cut, several mediocre
  3. JorgeR
    Dec 31, 2006
    8
    I like all the radio-like effects... DaftPunk-cious xD... But there's a lot of annoying "intros" for a few songs...