Scars - Basement Jaxx
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7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19

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  1. Dec 7, 2010
    8
    The Jaxx are back with the best music since Rooty, with Scars bursting at the seams with creativity and fun. Although not digging too much new ground (although Day of the Sunflowers might have you thinking otherwise), Basement Jaxx are on the right tracks again, having rediscovered the fun that made their Remedy and Rooty so memorable and upping the ante on their production skills. HoweverThe Jaxx are back with the best music since Rooty, with Scars bursting at the seams with creativity and fun. Although not digging too much new ground (although Day of the Sunflowers might have you thinking otherwise), Basement Jaxx are on the right tracks again, having rediscovered the fun that made their Remedy and Rooty so memorable and upping the ante on their production skills. However the main fault is that the album doesn't have enough filler - the tracks are excellent but don't feel like they're in the right order. Although not a bumpy ride, the excessive twists and turns may be a little much for those who love their albums smooth. Expand
  2. Nov 18, 2010
    4
    The last album of this London Duo doesn´t connect in many ways and disapoints after listening to "raindrops" weeks before. We now know they listen to a lot of generes but what´s the point of using them in a simple, boring way for your record? They invited a lot of guests that in some cases doesn´t make the songs better neither merge their style withThe last album of this London Duo doesn´t connect in many ways and disapoints after listening to "raindrops" weeks before. We now know they listen to a lot of generes but what´s the point of using them in a simple, boring way for your record? They invited a lot of guests that in some cases doesn´t make the songs better neither merge their style with the band´s, its a voice in some electronic base.
    Thank God for the single purchase option, otherwise we would have pay for wasting our harddrive´s space.

    To try it: Raindrops, Feelings gone (feat. Sam sparro), Day of the sunflowers (feat. Yoko ono)
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69

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Scars is a worthwhile throwback to the freak attitude that kicked off their career over a decade earlier.
  2. There's a breathtaking array of bleeps, quirks, bits and bobs popping up to keep the boogie busy and the mind attentive.
  3. Although still flying the party flag, their hectic mash-up of house, disco and hedonism is no longer quite so thrilling, even with help from Santigold.