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The Singles [CD]

Basement Jaxx Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (21 Mar 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: XL
  • ASIN: B0007MVY24
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,473 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Red Alert (Jaxx Radio Mix) 3:360.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Good Luck (feat. Lisa Kekaula) 3:310.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Romeo (Radio Edit) 3:250.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Oh My Gosh 3:570.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Bingo Bango (Radio Mix) 3:470.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Where's Your Head At (Radio Edit) 3:590.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Rendez-Vu (Radio Edit) 3:440.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Jump 'N Shout Featuring Slarta John (Radio Edit) 3:380.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Lucky Star (Radio Edit) 3:520.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Plug It In (Radio Edit) 3:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. U Don't Know Me 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen12. Do Your Thing 4:190.99  Buy MP3 
Listen13. Jus 1 Kiss (Radio Edit) 3:350.99  Buy MP3 
Listen14. Flylife 4:040.99  Buy MP3 
Listen15. Samba Magic 4:560.99  Buy MP3 

Product Description


Brixton's pride, mishmash dance/house/electronica duo Basement Jaxx have prolifically delivered killer tracks ever since "Samba Magic" was first cut to vinyl. Now, some years on, it's time for a comprehensive recap of the Jaxx' mindblowing A-sides. All fifteen singles are here, scrambled by the Jaxx into the optimum track order (who really cares about chronology?), and there isn't a dud among them. Selecting highlights is a futile task--just stick the disc on and let your senses be guided from the hypnotic "Red Alert" through the awesome "Where's Your Head At" and beyond "Do Your Thing"'s reinvention of dancehall swing. It's quite a trip.

For those who have followed Basement Jaxx from Remedy through Rooty to Kish Kash, there's no doubt that the duo are consistent--weak album tracks are almost non-existent. Cull the lead tracks from that trinity of essential LPs and you have a 'best of' well worthy of its role, a constant high that is about as exhilarating as modern uptempo music gets. These are truly essential recordings.--Jonti Davies

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Having first exploded onto the UK dance scene in 97 with the underground smash Flylife, Basement Jaxx duo Felix and Simon really hit their stride with the 1999 crossover behemoth Red Alert. Since then, a series of quirky, fascinating, immaculate self-written, self-produced singles have followed Red Alert into the chart, from the punk-ragga menace of Jump N Shout to the buoyant, bouncy pop of Romeo and heavy electro menace of Wheres Your Head At. This essential collection gathers the finest of the A-sides together for the first time and successfully closes Chapter 1 in the Jaxxs quest for world domination. Long may they reign! Xl. 2005.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Much better than I expected 1 Nov 2005
Format:Audio CD
I'd borrowed an Basement Jaxx CD (Remedy) off a friend previously and was a little dissapointed. It was wonderously experimental, but not necessarily very listenable. This singles collection is a whole different ball-game, though. The first CD is just end to end brilliant tracks - there probably isn't a duffer on there, and while there's a fair bit of experimental stuff in there, it all works an absolute treat. The second CD is perhaps a little less outstanding, but still has some great stuff on it. If you've heard a few of their singles and liked them, then I reckon you'll like this a whole lot, and if you're into some-what off the wall dance music, then you'll be well at home. For the money, it's an absolute bargain.
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41 of 44 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I never knew Basement Jaxx did all these songs! 29 Mar 2005
Format:Audio CD
I had heard of about 5 of the songs on here and I loved them, so I decided to buy it on the strength of those. I'm really glad I did. I soon recognised some of the other songs, such as Lucky Star (feat. Dizzee Rascal - he makes anything sound amazing), Bingo Bango, and Do Your Thing, which I think was on some kind of commercial.
I would rate the songs as follows:
Red Alert - one of my all time favourites - 10/10
Good Luck - really funky - 9/10
Romeo - very catchy - 9/10
Oh My Gosh - good, but still needs to grow on me - 8/10
Bingo Bango - I love this song - 10/10
Where's Your Head At - again, this is a classic - 10/10
Rendez-Vu - I like the spanish style guitar - 9/10
Jump N' Shout - not really getting this one yet - 6/10
Lucky Star - very strange, but the best track on here - 10/10
Plug It In - not sure yet - 6/10
U Don't Know Me - fairly good - 7/10
Do Your Thing - I hadn't heard this for ages - 9/10
Jus 1 Kiss - 7/10
Flylife - 7/10
Samba Magic - 7/10
I feel that the album starts to lose its way with the last six tracks (except for Do Your Thing), but maybe it's because I haven't heard any of them before, and I'm sure they will grow on me.
Overall, an excellent album with loads of great songs that you should definitely go out and buy.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love It! 30 Jun 2005
Format:Audio CD
This hasn't been out of my cd player since I bought it. Very very catchy, and a good variety of songs. Some I don't enjoy as much as others (lucky star), but some I love (plug it in)!
Excellent if you're a dance music fan & essential if you love Basement Jaxx!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Party Time 15 April 2005
Format:Audio CD
I really don't have enough dance tunes in my collection so the release of this compilation came at just about the right time for me. And what a corker it is too. The Jaxx have been churning out top-quality tunes for ages, but have never really quite grabbed me enough to purchase a studio album. This however is the perfect compromise.<"Red Alert" is a funky stomper, "Where's Your Head At?" is funk-punk at it's best (if indeed that is even a genre of music at all) but my pick of the pack is the delightful "Romeo". A song so good that the Beckham's decided to name their daughter after it. Or perhaps not.
Other trakcs don't quite hit these heights, but all offer something different, and take on different styles, which is always a welcome feature of dance collections. New single "Oh My Gosh" is quite a grower too.
So all in all, this does exactly what is says it will do. It collects the Basement Jaxx singles in one handy collection, and proves that they are well worth a listen. Now let's all get on that dancefloor.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
By Mr. Philip Harkins VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Brilliant collection with most for their hits (up to mid 2007) on it, and containing lots of bits that have been used in adverts and on the TV shows such as 'Dancing with the Star's etc'.
In addition, it contains some excellent 'Get up and go' music for those long dark winter mornings when you need to get out of bed and go to work: You will be dancing while you make the toast with this lot on your CD player! Basically, a must have for every CD collection.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great music 21 July 2013
By nicole
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I have really enjoy listening to this album in the car, some great tunes on it. easy listening to bob your head to!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Red alert! 11 May 2009
Format:Audio CD
Arguably the best exponents of House music from the mid 90s to the early Noughties, Jaxx's Singles collection doesn't have a dud on it. Best track 'Red Alert' featured in hit film 'Bend it like Beckham'.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I didn't realise they had so many hits! 22 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Fantastic album. Great for listening to in the car or before a night out.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm going to wear it out!
Brilliant album from a duo well ahead of their time. Had this on a loop for days and getting more out of the tunes than I did originally.
Published 6 months ago by ernie
5.0 out of 5 stars You know when you just HAVE to?
I have always loved B.J. The songs on the album are the shorts, but it's better having these than having none of them! All my big faves are on here, plus a few I haven't heard. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Radiojock
2.0 out of 5 stars Meh
They're not as good as I thought when I bought this! My tastes have moved on in the last seven years..
Published 6 months ago by Peter Bullock
3.0 out of 5 stars CD
Good quality and much bigger than I was expecting. A very good present bought for my 8 year old daughter.
Published 7 months ago by stephen gray
1.0 out of 5 stars U2 cd in case for Basement Jaxx??
Please note I purchased this as a gift for my friend and had it delivered straight to her house. She was delighted when she opened it and threw away the Amazon packaging. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Kerry Russell
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good songs
One of the best artist can do in this music's category type. Electronic effects are made to make a future step in.
Published 10 months ago by nukemon
5.0 out of 5 stars Can't guess the Genre, but roll on . . . !
This stuff ain't the work o' genius, but it don't grate, don't scream, leaves yu room t' add yr own thing - man. Love it !
Published 11 months ago by Blanche
4.0 out of 5 stars Its a pretty good album
Most of the songs on the CD are good/great but some are not.
Buy it, rip it, give it a listen, delete the few dodgy tracks, sorted!
Published 12 months ago by Alex M
5.0 out of 5 stars good
i thought this was a good album, good order of songs. it brings back brilliant memories. its worth listening to. x
Published 18 months ago by luke lewis
5.0 out of 5 stars Gets you moving
This is a very good album, whether you like Basement Jaxx or you are just looking for some music to run or excercise to, this is worth buying.
Published on 11 Sep 2011 by Andy D
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