Kish Kash - Basement Jaxx
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

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  • Summary: The third album for the house duo of Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton features contributions from Dizzee Rascal, Me'Shell NdegeOcello, JC Chasez and Siouxsie Sioux.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. The richest and most fervent music the Jaxx have ever made. [24 Oct 2003, p.104]
  2. Kish Kash may be the best dance record of 2003, but it's the least imaginative LP the duo have ever released.
  3. It's not stretching to suggest that they've complicated house music's ease so effectively that Kish Kash often resembles, well, postpunk.
  4. 80
    Truly, a glorious noise. [Nov 2003, p.128]
  5. Most of Kish Kash sounds like the album they intended to make after Remedy. [Nov 2003, p.106]
  6. Struggles to offer the same level of excitement that previous Jaxx albums provided.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. Dec 7, 2010
    Lacking the fun of Remedy and Rooty, this album sets out to disappoint longtime fans for better or worse. Although the songs in general are great, few songs are distinctive and many feel like filler. Very well-thought out filler.

    That being said, there's very much to love on Kish Kash - the powerful vocals in Good Luck, the sleek style of Right Here's The Spot, the wild experimentation on Lucky Star, the fun of Supersonic and the ultra-catchy tune Plug It In. Although it sags in the second half, it's still a must listen.

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