Remedy - Basement Jaxx
Metascore
88

Universal acclaim - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. One of the most assured, propulsive full-lengths the dance world had seen since Daft Punk's Homework.
  2. I'm sure there are kids out there that think Basement Jaxx is great dance music, but the odds are, they don't know much about jungle.
  3. Remedy follows a growing list of albums born of an infectious energy and bubbling belief that, dance-wise these days, almost anything goes.
  4. Basement Jaxx refine their broad influences into a creative energy you can feel: The art of their noise supples as much dance motivation as their beats.
  5. 'Remedy' is probably as good a dance album as anyone from these Isles has produced this decade.
  6. The duo's self-proclaimed "remedy" is nowhere near as revolutionary as the hype would insinuate, but it does offer its distinct pleasures
  7. This blissful joy ride is hard to resist and easy to love.
  8. Eschewing categories entirely, let's just call this trippy l'il slice of vinyl a masterwork, combining elements of salsa, house, reggae, hip-hop, and ska into one remarkably cohesive whole.
  9. It might not be the dance album of the year - but it's certainly pushing musical boundaries and deserves to be in your record collection.
  10. The Jaxx prove they can make this old house music exciting and new.
  11. 100
    Remedy is not only the best dance record of the year, but maybe one of the best ever.
  12. One of the problems with the album is that after the super-solid beginning the second half or so of the album just doesn't compare.
  13. Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe, like the Chemical Bros. before them, have the brains to upend house with music as disparate as Spanish flamenco, bebop, Motown funk, and Philly soul.
  14. 100
    Remedy is the next great step forward for house music.
  15. It's one of the best albums of 1999 in any genre... [and] one of the finest house LPs ever recorded.
  16. 100
    Word had already gotten out about this debut LP: that for its genre, it's as seminal as London Calling and as well rounded as Sign of the Times; it avoids the monotony and facelessness of 99% of house records; and it's as funky as anything out there, past or present. Guess what: it's all true.
  17. Warmer, more soulful and worldly than the average drug-fueled ravers, Basement Jaxx may not quite have relaid house's foundation, but they've at least redrawn a few of its rules -- beat by gleeful beat.
  18. Basement Jaxx renovates the old house and gives it enough bad attitude to match the current trends of dark drum 'n' bass and hard electro.
  19. It's easy to dismiss crossover hits as a dumbed-down version of an underground sound. But damn it, this is a phenomenal album.
User Score
8.5

Universal acclaim- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Nov 25, 2013
    10
    This person is a serious, serious musician, and you can completely disagree with me. I mean, i'll appreciate the disagreement more than IThis person is a serious, serious musician, and you can completely disagree with me. I mean, i'll appreciate the disagreement more than I appreciate what I agree with. Full Review »