Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Negative: 1 out of 23
  1. Rooty is the second straight triumph from a pair of producer/DJs who look set to carry the torch for dancefloor electronica in the years to come.
  2. No catchier collection of jingles has come to my attention since Steve Miller made his mint off jet airliners.
  3. But sound for sound's sake isn't what makes the disc work; it's the recurring female singers, who add forlorn soul to the rhythms.
  4. Yes, it's as good as the last one, maybe better.
  5. The nerve of it all is breathtaking. Turbo-beats poke up a gospel-jazz revivalist meeting, a mariachi band wanders into the hazy disco sashay of 'Broken Dreams', a Gary Numan sample gets bludgeoned to credibility in the Van Helden-esque pogo of 'Where's Your Head At?'.
  6. Rooty revels in exploiting rhythmic combinations that shouldn't work--but definitely do.
  7. Basement Jaxx traffics in some of the most shamelessly insistent and inventive beats around.
  8. Basement Jaxx do this so much better than anyone else, including Daft Punk, that you root for their mad programed sounds and unknown cast of determined singers. It's totally daft disco, sexy and sweaty, stupid and stupendous. This is pop.
User Score
8.7

Universal acclaim- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. JasonB.
    Jul 30, 2001
    8
    Very fun to listen to and makes you want to dance in your car.
  2. BillyBoy
    May 18, 2006
    10
    Where's your head at is a timeless classic. I could listen to that song alone over and over. But the rest of the album is great as well.
  3. Matt
    Feb 1, 2004
    10
    Best dance album of the year. You could easily dance yourself to death.