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Posted by: Dave on October 11, 2009 at 4:32 pm

BasementJaxxScars.jpgSound: A return to the up-tempo, club-friendly, big-sounding, electro dance tracks that launched their career a decade ago. Elements of jazz, reggae, dub, acoustic indie rock and r&b work their way into the production, and the wide array of vocal performances introduce everything from blue-eyed soul, bluesy soul and Auto-Tuned soul to rap, grime, pop and exotic spoken word.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Gimme Somethin’ True” featuring Jose Names; “Twerk” featuring Yo Majesty
Medium Rotation tracks: “Saga” featuring Santigold; “She’s No Good” featuring Eli “Paperboy” Reed; “Raindrops”; “What’s A Girl Gotta Do?” featuring Paloma Faith; Day of the Sunflowers (We March On)” featuring Yoko Ono
Recommended: Scars is nearly as fun and hard-hitting as their classic debut Remedy and as deliciously eclectic as their releases since. But very few of the ideas on the album sound like new innovations for Basement Jaxx. This is more of a step backwards for them, but it’s an entertaining and satisfying retread with an abundance of quality guest vocals to look forward to.
Grade: B+

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