Kish Kash - Basement Jaxx
Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Three albums in and Basement Jaxx are still so far ahead of the pack that they're a barely visible dust cloud on the horizon.
  2. Some of the most propulsive, ferocious music of the year as well as some of the most poignant.
  3. Kish Kash may be the best dance record of 2003, but it's the least imaginative LP the duo have ever released.
  4. An album that sets the bar for density and imagination almost unreasonably high.
  5. Quite how or where the new album fits into the contemporary music landscape isn't clear, but what's recognizable and of import is that somewhat out of time, Basement Jaxx have produced their best sustained effort so far.
  6. 90
    A truly exhilarating 50 minutes of music. [Dec 2003, p.122]
  7. The richest and most fervent music the Jaxx have ever made. [24 Oct 2003, p.104]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 2 out of 12
  1. TedD
    Jan 22, 2005
    9
    great album
  2. Dec 7, 2010
    7
    Lacking the fun of Remedy and Rooty, this album sets out to disappoint longtime fans for better or worse. Although the songs in general areLacking 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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  3. RodrigoA
    Apr 28, 2006
    10
    Basement Jaxx go for the next level: awersome , danceable post punk electronica and romatic beats doing the background...