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Tuesday, 26 June, 2001, 14:59 GMT 15:59 UK
Basement Jaxx: Press views
Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe
Basement Jaxx: sticking to their roots
Press reviews of Rooty


The Times

Now comes Rooty, the album. As a follow-up to the million-selling Remedy, it's a delightfully haphazard, surprisingly unself-conscious affair. No big name guests, no slick new sound and - thank heavens - no pretentious Daft Punk-style prog.


The Guardian

The mood Rooty projects is one of carefree abandon: this is music with a boisterous sense of fun and a blissful disregard for the dictates of fashion. The irony is that Simon Ratcliffe and Felix Buxton themselves couldn't be more cool if they walked about caked in ice.


London Evening Standard

Basement Jaxx's defining quality is their uncanny ability to combine mass commercial appeal with music that keeps its head and feet firmly on the street. Hence a top 10 single, Romeo, that's little more than glorified pan-Euro trash and yet almost impossible not to love.


Independent

In places, they even resuscitate the electro-funk style of Prince - though for all the craft evident in Rooty, nothing grabs the attention quite as compellingly as Red Alert or Rendez Vu.

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