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This review is from: Kish Kash (Audio CD)
The notoriously difficult third album often gets mixed reviews and this is no different for dance outfit Basement Jaxx. 'Kish Kash' is a curious name for an LP - but here it's apt because it is a meltdown of styles - a fusion of funk, electro and house - a mish-mash of ideas if you will.
The fact that the work arises a broad spectrum of opinion is a testament to the Jaxx, an ode to their brave outing here. Okay, they may have cleaned up their sound, added a few soap suds to their load, but it's not a cheesy pop catastrophe a'la Fast Food Rockers.
Instead N-Sync puppet JC-Chasez funks up the excellent 'Plug it In', Siouxsie Sioux beefs up the terrific 'Cish Cash' and Mercury man Dizzee Rascal splices his style on the cranked up, electifying Egyptian house of 'Lucky Star'. In other words - these guests enrich the template.
Add to the mix the deep grooves of 'If I Ever Recover' and the corking 'Living Room' and you have a hat-trick of brilliant record from Britains leading dance act.