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Remedy

Basement Jaxx

1999

Remedy

Album Summary

Remedy is the debut studio album by English electronic music duo Basement Jaxx, released in May 1999 by record label XL. The album was very well-received critically, and reached number 4 in the UK albums chart. Four singles were released from the album: "Red Alert", "Rendez-Vu", "Jump n' Shout" and "Bingo Bango".

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Rating

2.79

Votes

4151

Genres

  • Electronica
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“Remedy” by Basement Jaxx (1999) Completely unfamiliar with this. Likely to stay that way. This is dancing and drinking music. Electronic ‘sounds’ and four-on-the-floor rhythm machine foundations. Compositionally, this is is an elaborate musical doodle. Some interesting and innovative samples, like “Merengue” on “Bingo Bango”, but I’ve gotta draw a line here: Whose music am I assessing? These sounds (not songs) provide a background for more important things, like looking/smelling good at the club and hoping to get lucky. Lyrics are inconsequential. Two stars for some interesting sonic distractions. Now another shot of Axe and back to cruising for honey. 2/5

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What an album, one of the original acts from what was the birth of the mainstream house scene that we know today. It gives me "Ministry of Sound" vibes well before it was propelled into existence. Best: Rendez-Vu, Stop 4 Love, Worst: N/A Couldn't fault it, a fantastic debut for Basement Jaxx!

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Bumpy! Some interesting ideas and benefits from not being super self-conscious and serious. Not a fan of the autotune. Fav track: Same Old Show.

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Saved Prior: None Off Rip: Rendez-Vu, U Can't Stop Me, Red Alert, Bingo Bango Cutting Edge: None Overall Notes: Good house music. Loved the layers and little sounds that were almost like Easter eggs scattered around the songs. Really rewards multiple listenings. That being said, it's still house music, and comes with all the negatives of that genre. 3.5 rounded down, but still a great example of this kind of music.

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This is the debut album from duo Basement Jaxx, and it was well received critically. This house music album challenged the edm scene at the time by trying different elements in their songs, to break out of the established linear and robotic edm music of the 90's. As a classic house music album, there will be a couple songs for each and everyone to like, but not everyone shares the same tastes for dance music so not all of the songs will be winners. This album may have been overhyped at release, but its music still holds up today as classic house. I enjoyed listening to this album since I would say edm is my favorite genre, and this may be the first house album I've encountered on this list.

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In a Rolling Stone interview, one of the members of Basement Jaxx bemoaned the state of dance music, using words like "robotic," "shiny," and "superficial" (among others). I would use all of those words to describe this horribly generic dance album, so I would say that they failed in their quest to transform the genre. They also failed to make house music interesting. Hard pass. Best track: U Can't Stop Me

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1.6

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Just not interesting to listen to. After 30 seconds you know what each song is.

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jesus the first half of this is weird. it chills out a bit after that but the first like 5 songs and then a couple afterwards are simultaniously very dated to the late 90s while also being insanely ahead of their time. yo-yo is practically just deconstructed club but with 90s dance. theres ridiculous autotune vocals, sloppy singing about vampires or whatever, and the chorus has some insane glitchy sounds like ?????????? the more normal stuff is super sick too. being with u is super pretty, almost everything here is pretty jammin. the vocals are a little obnoxious on the first track but its mostly good. really cool 90s dance album with a few tracks thatre just kind of insane? Great Music 9/10

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I love EDM, so this will be great.

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Every single song, doesn't fail to impress me. It's house music but reshaped

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Funky time!

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Stunning

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First that I have heard of Basement Jaxx. I enjoyed this album! Excellent house dance music for my ears and mood today! I had my first listen last night and I liked it, but didn't love it. Today I listened again and loved it! The tracks kept me dancing and wanting more! Red Alert!!

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5

Pretty chill electronic album.

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Uno de las mejores cosas que he escuchado so far aquí. Para ser del 99 suena al 2022. Glorioso. Un montón de tracks tienen autotune, suena muy actual está bien loco.

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Banger

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Nice. I'd only heard most of these songs as remixes from much later. Easy listening house you love to see it.

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ad

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I like it!

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Got some good tracks

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7./10 F.t.: Red alert

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Fun album. Some very catchy tunes. Would listen again.

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It's some good house, need to remember to throw it on for some parties, but I'm not much of a house head.

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Dance music

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We had a group of sixth formers in my school who were all brass players and they were called basement jaxx or maybe it was jazz on reflection but I was expecting trumpets so this is a nice surprise. I also just had a lot of sugar

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4

So colourful and fun. Very enjoyable pop music. Love the hits, but drags a bit during the "filler". Bingo Bango <3. Stop 4 Love is also a really nice tune.

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Great stuff for any year, let alone '99. The last three tracks in particular look forward to some of the more aggressive EDM to come.

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Bangers tbf tbs

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Banger

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Ik verwachtte wat eentonig gedoe, maar kreeg heel wat variatie en werd zowaar vrolijk van dit album!

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Llegó para revolucionar la música de baile con su House revitalizado y revitalizante. Bailongo total.

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Love these guys, so decent and nostalgic too. Straight from first track feels like it's gonna be a 4 or 5 🤙. Red Alert big tune, Bingo Bango too. Halfway through, feels like a 4. Ended up being like a 4.5, some great tunes but just not quite enough for a 5.

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Fun 70s disco flavor. Made for a nice ride into work...

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Never heard any of their early stuff. I can see they had a lot of innovation going and sound that carried forward. Can’t say much of this was ultra memorable but it’s a good enough listen.

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Great fun.

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Loved to start, wasnt so sure about the second half which is a shame. Still full of great tracks though

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some funky good time rollin tunes for the soul of a desperate man with no trouble on his mind or heart

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Bangers

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Freakin awesome. Some missteps but I ain’t mad at it

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yes ok

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I find "Where's Your Head At" to be rather grating, so I did not have high expectations for this. AND YET. Some supremely gnarly grooves, and some truly beautiful melodies. A kickass album from front to back.

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Asskolli hresst. Hélt mér á róðrarvélinni í tæpan klukkutíma!

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Good soundtrack to a Lime scooter into the valley on a Thursday

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Great dance music album. I was familiar with a few of the songs on this album already and liked them. My favorite songs: “Rendez-Vu” - great dance track “Jump n’ Shout” - nice variety, with its super fast lyrics “U Can’t Stop Me” - great vocal performance “Red Alert” - I remember this song well, felt like 20 years ago back on the dance floor “Always Be There” - the off-kilter beats and smooth sound give more nice variety to the album “Same Old Show” - fun samples, I’m a sucker for the moan “Bingo Bango” - great Brazilian-feeling dance tune - perhaps my favorite on the album This is a fun listen. Enjoyed it a lot!

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I had a great time dancing for the first half-hour or so and then I was tired and ready to lie down. Terrific fun ... for a while.

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I have gotten to listen to a good variety of electronic dance music so far on this project. Because this genre is by nature repetitive, it can veer to tedious and boring. I didn't feel that with this album. I love the little interludes, especially "Jazzalude," and I like the variety of sounds that each track has while still feeling cohesive to the whole album.

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would rave again

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good electronica sound!

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Ktebt 5 Saf7at Fy 3l Bouheli Mte3 Dostoevsky. Still Waiting For Calls.

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Fuck yeah, this was cool. One of my favorite parts of doing this list has been discovering these sample-heavy records

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I bought this when it came out, at the time house music seemed adventurous and mysterious, but Basement Jaxx gave it a geekier and more accessible edge. I think because Felix wears glasses. There are some duff tracks, but there's just enough intelligence and sophistication here to elevate it above the standard Ibiza floor fillers.

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Cool

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Very interesting house album. Plenty of great tracks that sound slightly ahead of their time, but also a few tracks that fall a bit short. Fun listen though.

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6th July 2022 Listened while travelling in and finished in the office. Went for post work beers then met Cox after. Love a bit of basement jaxx, they have such a unique sound which you could call a mile off.

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It’s a good record, but it’s just not for me.

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Really fun adventurous electronic album. Though the interludes don't add much and there are some autopilot tracks, when they turn it on, it's lit. Bingo Bango and Rendez-Vu are super strong.

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This felt like watching adult swim as a 7 year old. I listened to a lot of it a second time, and it grew even more on me. This album borders on a 5. Best songs: Red Alert, Yo-Yo, Worst Songs: Same Old Show

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Chill vibes, cool songs. I like it. Idk house I guess?

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Dance electronic music a la Daft Punk. I only knew BJ from "Where's Your Head At?" but this album was really enjoyable from front to back. Added a couple songs to spotify

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House. Me ha gustado. Un 4.

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What a way to start a vacation weekend

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This is far from minimal house. The big-beat-adjacency is well-noted. Songs build up out of crunchy layers, and in an impressive amount of variety over the runtime. However, nothing's quite transcendently beautiful. This is music that makes you want to move and feel and drink to ignore some of the repetition. Less exhausting than many full-length dance projects, granted, but also less of a statement.

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Decent

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Hauska levy

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Meh. Not my cup of tea.

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Fav Song: Rendez-Vu

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Electronica!

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Not for me

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Pretty cool

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Really solid electro goodness. Freaking weird in the best way.

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Deux album electro en deux jours. Meme note 3.5 bon en travaillant, hier c’etait lets get killed de david holmes

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I forgot about Basement Jaxx. Rooty reminds me of a very specific time and place - working at Urban Outfitters in Austin, TX, and living in the same place as Josh. But I don't think I've listened to anything before or after. Not generally my thing, but they have some good stuff.

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house music

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Has not held up as well as I would have expected. Was pioneering but now seems somewhat dated. Is it a required album to own? Meh.

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It's ok. Doesn't have the character of rooty which I much prefer

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I enjoyed this album much more than I thought I would. One thing that makes it hard to rate an album like this is that the music seems not to be made for casual listening. This is music for dancing. Because of that, I feel like a lot of my gripes might fall a little flat. The songs can run too long, the music can slide into repetitiveness, the beats can sometimes feel a bit too simplistic. However, in some ways that might be a strength of the music as the artists conceived of it. Regardless, I liked the album, although the songs are a bit too long for my liking. Further, the more I listened to it, the harder it became to pay attention to each song. It's almost as if the album just runs together. Still, a fun listening experience. 6.5/10.

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I used to love this album, mostly because of Red Alert, but I don't think it aged well.

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I loved this album back in the day. In 2021 it definitely seems of its time and is maybe a little too "amped" for this middle-aged man :D I confess that I had a little nostalgic fun reconnecting with it after ~20 years.

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it is house - idk. maybe useful listening for no quarter lol

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Il sound molto aperetivesco è tosto da digerire completamente però in parte riconosco la loro tecnica anche visti i tempi e comunque fanno una garage house divertente. Non rispecchiano completamente il mio gusto però non mi sento di punirli per questo.

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U can't stop me: Mazza figo, non me lo aspettavo sto pezzo. Always be there: Interessante, mi ha ricordato un po' di artisti che mi piacciono Stop 4 Love: Questa mi ha ricordato i Tennyson Being With You: Interessante, pure questo mi ricorda degli artisti successivi che mi piacciono In conclusione: Quando è partito il primo pezzo ho pensato "ecco un altro hit mania estate 2000". E invece no. C'ha sicuramente degli elementi modaioli da club degli anni co ste cose un po' house o dance, però sono sempre inserite in una cornice molto più interessante che ho trovato comunque anche abbastanza personale. C'è un filo conduttore stilistico tra i vari pezzi che pure sono molti diversi tra loro e il risultato finale è un disco abbastanza sbroccato ma che comunque m'ha regalato qualcosa di interessante in quasi ogni pezzo. Purtroppo gli elementi tipici modaioli sono comunque fortemente connotanti per me e quindi mi hanno impedito di godermi pienamente i pezzi, comunque mi immagino a riascoltare questo disco quando magari ho bisogno di concentrarmi ma voglio anche ascoltare qualcosa che mi intrattenga. Direi un 3.5.

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Better than I thought.

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Not my style

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good groove, good bass, but couldn't listen to the whole thing straight through

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Pretty cool. One song I recognized: 'Red Alert'. Generally, I'm not really into dance hall music.

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I don't usually listen to EDM. However, I was very entertained by the album. Favorite Tracks: Red Alert

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Need to be in the mood. Like going roller skating.

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Oh, I love this. 3.5 out of five First three songs are incredible

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I'm going to say 3 on this. I wanted it to be higher and it's great background working music, but not quite to a 4.

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No Some great dance stuff, gets a bit doodle-y in posts

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I’m

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I didn't finish this but I liked what I heard! Just got distracted.

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Playing in the background

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A decent track or two but all in all not for me

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groovy and funky pop goodness.

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I guess this had some elements of interest that rise above the median of its genre, but like most the dance/electronica it just didn't grab me that strongly and quickly turned into background noise.

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Decent. A few really innovative bangers that are really fun, but much of the rest of the album falls a little flat. Nothing really stands out too much for a lot of the songs, but they also aren’t bad by any means. 5/10

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Well, it's some electronic dance music. I guess that for what it is, it's pretty good. I liked the various musical influences and found some of the tracks enjoyable for background music. That's miles and miles ahead of how much I like most other dance music, so I'm giving this 3 stars.

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Genre: Funky House 3/5 Basement Jaxx’s first album is everything you’d expect from one of their albums. A few absolute bangers (Red Alert, Bingo Bango) and some big-time misses (Yo Yo, Same Old Show), Remedy represents the techno movement going on at the time, and its failings and triumphs. The Chicago and French influences on this album are not lost, especially on songs like Rendez-Vu and Always Be There, and guide Basement Jaxx to the right place most of the time. However, too many interludes, and a little too much filler, make this one good, but unimpressive.

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Started poorly, had a few good bit in between but the ending was not great. Averaged itself out.

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With my only real experience with house music (and EDM in general) being Daft Punk, this album had an uphill battle in order for me to like it. It's no match for Discovery (what is?), but this is a very solid collection of beats that stays interesting throughout and keeps the head bobbing and the body moving. The repetition does start to wear thin towards the end, but that doesn't drag the album down a whole lot. Favorite Tracks: "Rendez-Vu", "Yo Yo", "Jump 'n Shout", "Red Alert", "Being With U"

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This is alright!! I suppose 😀

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It was pretty good for dance music.

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Electrónica. No está mal. A veces repetitivo pero alguna melodía interesante.

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Average electronica album

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Je connaissais le nom du groupe, mais je n'avais encore jamais rien écouté d'eux. C'est pas mon genre de musique habituellement, mais il y a une bonne groove. Ce n'est pas trop répétitif, du moins pour les 7 premières pièces. J'aime bien.

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Great English house album. Twisty, funky, energetic. This was pretty fun. Fave Soungs: Red Alert, Rendez-Vu, Jump n' Shout, Rendez-Vu

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I do like some of the tracks, although it can be a bit hit and miss. I used to listen to the 'best of' album from the band, I think perhaps that suits them more. Seems like more of a singles band than a full album band

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oh wow! this was completely new to me, and dang it was pretty good. definitely an album to dance to. some of these sounds were just so good! i could, however, see how some of these could get rather repetitive. still a cool listen.

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It's perfectly decent house music with its driving four on the floor beat. I'm much more apt to like French house, but this album is fine. I'm sure it's great for dancing but I didn't find anything here that really stood out to me. Some of its sounds are dated which is to be expected.

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I don't normally listen to stuff like this, so I don't really know what makes this special. I did enjoy some moments on here, though. In a different mood or environment this may be better to listen to.

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If I wanted to hear a group namecheck themselves on a record, I'd listen to DJ Kahlid. This album started off on the wrong foot and got worse from there. Okay, after a thorough listen, this album warmed up on me. 1999 seems a little late in the 90s techno for an album that sounds like this to emerge. But it's better than I expected. Is it a must-listen? Maybe. Is it iconic? No, but I'll say this is the first album after some 230 assignments that forced me to reverse my decision. 3.5/5.

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Pretty dated music, not exactly crazy about it. Typical late 90s electronica. 6/10.

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du bon et du mauvais, une bonne leçon de vie finalement

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A bit repetitive, but man this reminds me of going to the dance clubs in college. You can make a pretty good 12 song playlist of Basement Jaxx songs

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Ihan kiinnostavaa teknoa (?) ei silti ihan yllä neloseen.

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Tavallaan tosi lörs, mutta sit taas jotenkin toimii. Melodiat on kivoja, ehkä joku tyylikkyys ja hienovaraisuus uupuu. Vaikea arvioida, ehkä sit 3/5.

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Who doesn't like a repetitive beat? Pills baby!

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It's got catchy beats for electronic music, but I guess that's the point. Would I listen to it again, probably not often. Was it thrilling to listen to this one time? Not really. But I think it was well done.

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Dance beats. There's a time and a place for this album, late night clubbing.

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Have to give this album a lot of credit for trying to shake up the genre and rid it of its “close-minded” tropes. In this regard, the album is at least partially successful, although it does contain a lot of nondescript dance tracks. My personal highlight was “Always Be There”, and I’ll definitely be going back for a third or fourth listen.

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It's fine electronic/dance music. It gets repetitive, but I think that just goes with the genre. Didn't hate it.

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Yet again, not a great listening record, should be experienced in the right setting (club/house party). That said, a few tracks were good to just listen to and work with in the background: ex. Always be There, Jazzalude.

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I always enjoy it when this project serves up a solid offering from genres and styles from lanes outside my usual music path. This has some sweet grooves and interesting harmonies. Kept me engaged. Nicely done.

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I only listened to half. It was decent.

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Was OK, not my favorite I was only familiar with the last song on the album.

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Kind of had this on and it melted into my day. Which maybe makes it a good album?

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Muistan joskus aikoinaan jotain ko. "artistin" musaa kuunnelleeni, mutta tämä pläjäys ei ollut alkuunkaan tuttu. Kerran kuunteli läpi ja riemuiten vaihdoin seuraavaan. Ei jatkoon.

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Just not my type of music and music that's suitable to listen in a full album setting

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Dance mix

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Not my style

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false

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It's just house music, but I do appreciate all the little details Basement Jaxx put in. 2.5 really, their 2nd album would get a full 3

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Als je er niet te veel op let, valt het nog relatief mee.

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Ever been on a shit work night out and stuck in a trendy bar you hate with people you don’t like watching some cunt from another department occasionally stand up and pretend the music is danceable before realising it’s not and sitting down again? The DJ is playing this album. ⭐️⭐️

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A lot of filler and thematically muddled, this makes for a difficult listen. Not the album I remember it being.

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An album and a sound that hasn’t aged well. There are a couple of good tracks on here but it’s far too long, most of it is tedious and the whole album sounds tired and dated now

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Gay Barf

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I'm sorry, I could not get through it. I guess even blends of electronica/house just aren't my thing.

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Not my thing. I find the repetition hard to deal with track after track. It started out pretty okay, but became weary by the end. I'm not sure driving is the way to listen to this one. Favourite track: I dunno. "U Can't Stop Me."

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Was disappointed in this one.

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It's low hanging fruit to say electronic albums are repetitive, but this is repetitive. Maybe it was groundbreaking in 1999, but it doesn't seem so.

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Top 3 1. (11) Bingo Bango 2. (2) Yo-yo 3. (6) Red Alert Bonus: (1) Rendez-Vu

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Chavviest album so far.

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A couple of ok songs and a few painfully bad ones. Started out pretty meh then just got worse. Very 1999.

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i think 1999 was just a pretty tough year for music in general. someone uploaded something by them to my (super totally rad, btw) free mp3 server back then, and i almost deleted it as soon as i heard it. this album, and the passing of 20+ years, has not changed that assessment.

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1 tune, the rest aren't my type of vibe

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Like most EDM-derived music, this album is best judged on the dancefloor instead of my home office. Regardless, the only high point on this album for me was Red Alert, which had a great dirty bass synth and a tremendous beat to drive it. Everything else is really just alright. Nothing terrible, but I don't think I'd ever come back to this album again.

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First Listen. About what I expected. It's ok for me. 2/5

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2.7

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Not my style

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I’m honestly getting sick of the weird amount of electronica albums I’ve gotten recently. As I listen to each of these, I’ve come to realize why daft punk and fatboy slim have lasted into the 21st century while all of the artists like this one are relics of the 90s at this point. Not as bad as the last album though. Fav song: red alert

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4/10

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I haven't been too thrilled about this one. Progressive house from the late 1990s is far outside my wheelhouse and I've never heard many albums in this style, so it will take a lot of getting used to (and I'm not there yet). I'm struggling to distinguish all the tracks after three listens. That said, it probably didn't help that the first time I heard it was while staying with my parents, punctuated by my mum sweeping in and out and lamenting the noise I'm listening to nowadays. Not too surprisingly, the tracks bearing most of a semblance to songs were the ones that stuck with me- these were generally the singles. "Red Alert" and "Bingo Bango" offer strong hooks, memorable vocals and distinctive sampling- if more of the album had been in this vein, I might have enjoyed it more. Instead there were waves of repetitive four-to-the-floor ("Yo-Yo", "Same Old Show") and a few more daring sonic experiments that seemed like they were designed to show off production technique rather than to inspire a listener to move, or to actually feel something ("Always Be There", "Don't Give Up"). Stretch these two characteristics out over 57 minutes and 12 songs and the overall effect was an album washing over me, moving around me rather than through me. As well as the two highlights mentioned above, I'd also single out the interesting use of acoustic guitar sampling in "Rendez-Vu", along with the smooth melody in "Being With U". I also enjoyed the Latin-influenced percussion in places, brightening up the mellow "Stop 4 Love" and more obviously in "Bingo Bango". Barring that, I really don't think I'll be coming back to this one to listen to without jumping around in a club. I appreciate that if this style of music in general was my bag, I might recognise how it pioneered a movement, everything it influenced, how ahead of its time it may be. But in my very limited view of the genre, "Remedy" does nothing to suggest it's reinventing the wheel or presenting a radical step forward in dance music.

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This is music for the club and I can see why it would be enjoyable there. Outside of that however it is not really enjoyable.

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not being a fan of electric music, it was hard for me to get into.

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not for me

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Las canciones de este disco son jaulas en las que se aprietan un montón de sonidos distintos para ver si se pelean entre sí o se llevan bien. En la mayoría de ellas hay que limpiar la sangre pero en algunas parece que la mezcla funciona. Estoy hablando de “Bingo Bango”, “Stop 4 Love”, “Don’t Give Up” y la mítica “Red Alert”, tantas veces puesta en la MTV en nuestra adolescencia. El resto consiste en repetir sonidos continuamente y se hace tedioso; en el caso de “Same Old Show”, hasta incómodo, ya que son seis minutos de un gemido femenino en un intento fallido de emular el “Love To Love You Baby” de Donna Summer. Es peor este Remedy que la enfermedad.

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its like experimental electronic music which means while maybe at some points interesting makes for not as pleasant listening experience. and at many points the album and songs are not really coherent.

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Aikalailla geneerisen oloista ysärijytkettä, ei oikein napostellut, mutta ei toisaalta ihan ehkä pahinta kuraa. Selviää rimaa hipoen kakkosella.

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It's clever and catchy. But it's house. I didn't like dance music from my generation (disco), so I'm even less enamoured with EDM.

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Juro que tento na música eletrônica mas não consigo gostar

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Is it weird to say this record feels... sloppy? The first few tracks are painful, with difficult grooves and a kind of maximalist approach where everything and the kitchen sink got thrown it. The middle of the record gets good, but the ending tracks fall to the same issues. I can hear the influence this record had on UK Garage and even Dubstep (both the Skirllex and Burial kind), but overall I'm just unsatisfied. Favorite tracks: "Bingo Bango", "Red Alert"

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Tiene el sonido perfecto para lo que es: dance de finales de los 90 o principios de los 2000. A menos de media canción me sentí transportó a alguna horrible tardeada de mi pubertad. Me queda claro que la intención de esto no es escucharlo sentado trabajando, sino que es material para ser usado en sets en vivo, mezclado con más cosas. De ahí que alcance la segunda estrella. Pero la neta, no me gustó.

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El inicio me gustó, movido sin ser atascado. La variedad de sonidos que usa es grande y el uso diálogos me parece queda bien también. Poco a poco se va tornando más raro, usa ahora sonidos menos agradables o bien francamente molestos. Supongo que por ahí radica la genialidad de este disco aunque no la pude encontrar. 2.5 que bajo a dos porque no creo volver a escuchar este disco.

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Not memorable Cover art 4/5

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In a bit of research, I learned that this album was the result of Basement Jaxx being displeased with the state of dance/electronic/house music, and this album was intended to redefine the genre. I'm guessing they didn't accomplish their goal, because I fail to hear what is so genre-defying on this album. Most of the tracks seem thematically scattered and musically unpolished, like we are hearing an album full of demos. It wasn't a great listen, but it was tolerable. Honestly, I would not even find most of this music to be very danceable. The experiment to redefine the electronic space kind of fell flat and remained just that: an experiment.

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Not my thing, but I get why people like it.

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Background music. This kind of album is always hard to review because you're not supposed to be listening to it from the comfort of your home with breakfast in hand. I hated the song with the random moaning woman. What an annoying sample.

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Just not my vibe on the whole, sorry guys. Red Alert and Bingo Bango were absolute bangers though (and I enjoyed the Jazzalude)! The last song was also nice, but I didn't care for the rest at all

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This is not for me.

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not as bad as I would have imagined, but it went downhill in the second half

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I’m just not into this style of music.

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Not my stuff but I'm sure it was good for someone else. Still better than lorde

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That's some club electro stuff. Not my jam, but I see the fun allure.

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No joo kai tätä pidetään house-klassikkona, mutta on tää vähän hektinen mulle. Sais olla enemmän daft punkin suuntaan. Red alert on ihan tiukka bängeri kaikkine funkkikikkoineen, mutta muutoin vähän turha. Ostin joskus vinskalla kirpparilta hyllyyn ja taitaapi olla ihan hinnoissa, mut ei tää kyl jatkoon mee 2/5

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Reminds me of being 17, but not in a good way - just sounds like everything I had to tolerate on the radio. Could easily be Fatboy Slim or Moby, or any of the other cash-in copyists that followed.

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not a fan, none of the songs appealed to me. it wasn’t horrible, but it was definitely not good.

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I have enjoyed most of the 90s electronic albums on this list so far. Not so much for this one.

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Not my thing. Too repetitive. Dragged quite a bit.

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An ok dance album. I wasn't expecting a Selector sample. Red Alert held up pretty well.

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Once again hard to rate this dance albums sitting on my ass in front of a computer. It's ok. It's sounds more dated than then it is.

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I love experimenting in songs but it just felt random and wasnt telling a story to me.didnt work for me

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I thought I might like it during the first song, but it was only downhill from there for me.

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Sounds a bit like 100 gecs, but it doesn't really convince me. I don't find the synthetic sounds very pleasant to listen to, and the music isn't particularly interesting structurally either.

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Not for me

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i'm sure people on X love this, but, um, outside of the club (and possibly inside it as well), house music is borrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrring (also LOL at this clown talking about how "robotic" EDM is and then making a super robotic album)

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These albums just dont age well.

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I hate electronic music. It started terrible, later it was a little more tolerable but that didn't change the first impression.

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might have been good when it came out, but for me now it's completely boring

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I can't listen to this.

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Awful. 2/10

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Ned so geil 1

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90s techno. not for me

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not my cup of tea

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Boring dance music. You probably have to be on drugs to get it.

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There are a few salvageable loops, but mostly a car wreck for me.

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Non lo so. Questa per me è musica da sottofondo. Nessuna traccia mi è davvero rimasta in testa. Non posso dire che mi fa schifo, ma, forse peggio, non mi ha lasciato proprio niente.

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