Kish Kash Import
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Basement Jaxx ~ Kish Kash
A squiggly, delirious house-pop classic thats easily among the best albums of 2003, this British production duos third album is an interesting parallel to Outkasts Speakerboxxx, as both albums make their funk the P-Funk, Parliament and Prince looming large throughout, but always in innovative ways. No album (and it is an album, a satisfyingly cohesive and narrative whole) of any genre in recent memory has done the guest vocalist thing as perfectly or as eclectically. Meshell Ndegeocello delivers two of her finest and sexiest performances yet; Lisa Kekaula from garage-soul rockers the BellRays revs up her delicious, Tina Turner -y vocals to near bursting point on "Good Luck." Meanwhile, N Sync's JC Chasez remakes himself as a sort of electro-punk Michael Jackson on "Plug It In"; and speaking of electro-punk, on the anthemic "Cish Cash," Siouxsie Soux herself returns to show all the Liquid Skyd-out denizens of Williamsburg and Berlin what a postpunk diva really sounds like. This is joyous music as innovative as it is bootylicious. With all its genre-defying tricks, Kish clearly owes a debt to the millenarian bootleg craze, but these songs are more than novelty mash-ups, theyre songs, and this is an album youll play years from now. --Mike McGonigal
Top Customer Reviews
Then there was Supersonic. I don't like it. Maybe the blues funk techno thing with a weak backbeat just takes a lot of getting used to, but it sounds like a dusty rodeo of broken singing robots. Plug it in was very good even though I was embarassed about enjoying a song with you know who on the mic. Cish Cash was also to strange for my taste; the dirty backdrop might have been cool if the lyrics were tolerable at all. Then Tonight is kind of a slow burner, but it feels underdeveloped. Hot 'n Cold is very infectious, but it's as bare bones as anything the Jaxx made since Remedy. Then Living Room...I mean COME ON! again with the drum crescendos that go NOWHERE. Speaking of nowhere, Feels Like Home still seems to me like a bloated and overly pretentious idea, even though I may not be giving the beat-less limbo of a song enough of a chance.
I hear they updated their mixing equipment for this album, and on many of the tracks, the sound is much bigger and thicker, but sometimes it ends up sounding more sterile and less direct than Rooty sounded. This wouldn't matter as much if the album didn't contain total lapses of judgement like the last two tracks.Read more ›
Perhaps it's just me, but I have difficulty listening to this CD. Basement Jaxx present a complex and cluttered soundscape. Too complex and cluttered, in my opinion. In places this disc sounds as if it was recorded in a crowded and noisy room, perhaps with a couple competing stereos off in the distance. In other places it sounds "fuzzy," as if I was trying to listen to my stereo through a foam-rubber room divider. In still other places I wonder if there's something wrong with my speakers, but my speakers are new and of reasonable quality and they sound perfectly good with other electronic CDs. I take it that Basement Jaxx have deliberately produced this cluttered and distorted soundscape, and some people might even prefer it that way. My aging ears have problems with it and I long for cleaner and clearer sound. Yet the songs are excellent, and everything comes together in perfect fashion on "Cish Cash."
With that as background, I have to admit that upon my first playing of "Kish Kash," I had a similar reaction to some of the other reviews here - slight disappointment. Not that I found it horrible, it was just quite different from their previous work. I make a point never to judge a record on the first listen, however, so I continued to play it. AN INTERESTING THING HAPPENED! With each listen, I began to enjoy and appreciate "Kish Kash" more and more. Maybe it takes a few listens for the grooves to really penetrate? LOL Whatever it is, I now count this album as among my favorites. Great for working out (mountain biking is what I do - perfect fit!), driving fast, parties, etc. "Plug It In" is my favorite track and J.C. Chasez is a surprisingly good vocalist - who knew? It's also very cool to hear Siouxsie Sioux again on the title track!
Anyway, if you enjoy the Jaxx and don't mind expanding your musical horizons a bit, I'm certain you'll love "Kish Kash" as much as I do...
Most recent customer reviews
this album is really goooood!!!
I bought it from amazon and have enjoyed it ever since. I especially like "good luck" this album is brill!
This album is perfect for summer. I must admit I was a little phased by some songs upon first listen - at how really bizarre they are! Read morePublished on June 2 2004
I've steadfastly loved everything I've heard Basement Jaxx put out to date. Until I heard this mishappen mish-mash of ... whatever this is. Read morePublished on May 5 2004 by Nox6xuL
Basement Jaxx has always been the most diverse dance music team. Far more risk taking than either Chemical Brothers or Fatboy Slim. Probably only Leftfield is more exotic. Read morePublished on April 22 2004 by alexander laurence
Lisa from the Bellrays' appearance on Good Luck alone makes this album worth it's price. Awesome. Dizzy Rascal sounds great and weird as always. Great beats to rock out to. Read morePublished on April 13 2004 by Amazon Customer
With all the bad dance music that exists in the world (Ian Van Dahl and other Cheesetrance) its great to hear the consistantly well made and enjoyable music of Basement Jaxx. Read morePublished on March 29 2004 by F. D Royster
if you loved the other basement jaxx albums, you probably won't love this one. rooty was genius and that's a hard act to follow, and maybe that's why, in my opinion, kish kash... Read morePublished on Feb. 24 2004 by Jamie Richards
"Kish Kash" is one of the best techno CDs, heck, one of the best CDs out now, along with mr.deviant's "Techno Obsession". Read morePublished on Feb. 23 2004