Remedy - Basement Jaxx
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  • Summary: This long-awaited debut LP from the London, England house production duo of Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton has since been recognized as one of the better dance recordings of all time. It was named by Spin as one of the 90 Best Albums of the 90's.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. 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.
  2. This blissful joy ride is hard to resist and easy to love.
  3. 100
    Remedy is the next great step forward for house music.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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  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. Expand