Rooty is, like, the best album ever.. right?

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I listented to it like 10 times today. All the way through. And it's only 7:00!

The Brainwasher (Twilight), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:15 (fifteen years ago) link

it is a good album, no question. not the best ever, though.

"get me off" is my favourite.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I bought it cuz of all the hype.
I sold it a week later.

peepee (peepee), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:36 (fifteen years ago) link

...so, no, I wouldn't agree that its the best album ever.

peepee (peepee), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:37 (fifteen years ago) link

i own it and have listened to it thru once.

im somewhat unqualified to offer an opinion.

acidmouth (acidmouth), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I enjoy it but Discovery would be my pick for this sort of album.

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 22:40 (fifteen years ago) link

I like Kish Kash more.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 23:02 (fifteen years ago) link

I went for a week or so thinking it was the best album ever, so as far as I'm concerned it's got as much right to the title as anything else.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 23:03 (fifteen years ago) link

With Dan here OH THE SHOCK. Rooty starts out brilliantly but drags after a bit, though "Where's Your Head At" sure forgives many sins.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 23:05 (fifteen years ago) link

I like Remedy more than both

Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (Gear!), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 23:08 (fifteen years ago) link

I love tracks 1-8 on the Atlantic Jaxx compilation more than anything else they've done.

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Wednesday, 20 April 2005 23:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Me too Spencer! I really think they've gone downhill since...

paulhw (paulhw), Thursday, 21 April 2005 00:04 (fifteen years ago) link

best album ever.

f-a-b-o-l-o-u-s (adamwest), Thursday, 21 April 2005 00:28 (fifteen years ago) link

The moment when "Get Me Off" finally replaces "Romeo" as the best song on the record is a little sad, but sexy.

W i l l (common_person), Thursday, 21 April 2005 01:26 (fifteen years ago) link

I got the album on recommendation from a friend who I generally share similar musical tastes with, and I absolutely HATED it. It just gets on my nerves. :/

Jessie the Monster (scarymonsterrr), Thursday, 21 April 2005 01:42 (fifteen years ago) link

The moment when "Get Me Off" finally replaces "Romeo" as the best song on the record is a little sad, but sexy.

"Get Me Off" has always been the best song on "Rooty", though.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 21 April 2005 01:48 (fifteen years ago) link

i definitely like Kish Kash more, too.

sovietpanda (sovietpanda), Thursday, 21 April 2005 02:44 (fifteen years ago) link

Rooty is my sentimental favourite BJ album. My "official" favourite changes quite often.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Oh man. If it ended on "Do Your Thing" I'd be pretty quick to agree with the sentiment but after the novelty wears off "All I Know" is a pretty mediocre closer.

Stupornaut (natepatrin), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:41 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha ha "All I Know" is one of their best tracks ever Nate and is a huge part of why this album is my sentimental favourite!

I will never ever ever understand people's indifference towards that track.

Tim Finney (Tim Finney), Thursday, 21 April 2005 13:47 (fifteen years ago) link

Whilst I love it, I'd actually pick Rooty as my least favourite Jaxx studio album, although "Do Your Thing" is probably my favourite song by them.

Nick H (Nick H), Thursday, 21 April 2005 17:06 (fifteen years ago) link

my best "Rooty" moment ever: "Do Your Thing" starting off Junior Sanchez's set at a 9/11 benefit in NYC: "I don't need no TV/I don't need no news/All I need is a bumping beat/To bump away my blue-woo-woo-woos!" while I'm on mushrooms.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 21 April 2005 17:49 (fifteen years ago) link

So am I the only person who thinks both Basement Jaxx and Daft Punk peaked with their *first* albums?

xhuxk, Thursday, 21 April 2005 17:51 (fifteen years ago) link

You also have Simon Reynold as company

Jedmond (Jedmond), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:10 (fifteen years ago) link

Reynolds

Jedmond (Jedmond), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:10 (fifteen years ago) link

I really don't think Simon prefers Homework to Discovery

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:13 (fifteen years ago) link

me too xhuxk.

jed_ (jed), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:14 (fifteen years ago) link

BREAKAWAY.

g e o f f (gcannon), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:19 (fifteen years ago) link

those opening orch hits are...i dunno, i've been trying to come up with a phrase, but they're fkn great.

g e o f f (gcannon), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:21 (fifteen years ago) link

Ha ha "All I Know" is one of their best tracks ever Nate and is a huge part of why this album is my sentimental favourite!

that's interesting because although obv. different in sound it's role on the album is exactly the same as that of 'Stop 4 Love' on 'Remedy' and i'd cite the latter track as one of my favourites for this same, exquisite, sentimental quality - the payoff being it's followed by 'Being With U'. I get fed up mentioning 'Remedy' as my favourite of the three albums by a notch because it automatically undermines the other two when they're all just utterly brilliant and would all be in my top 20 favourites of all time.

$V£N! (blueski), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:33 (fifteen years ago) link

"Breakaway" is the second-best song on Rooty.

The Ghost of Dan Perry (Dan Perry), Thursday, 21 April 2005 18:56 (fifteen years ago) link

GOD I wish they'd put out a mix-CD, they're GREAT DJs.

Matos-Webster Dictionary (M Matos), Thursday, 21 April 2005 20:43 (fifteen years ago) link

most overrated act: the basement jaxx
not bad, though, just very much overrated.
best album ever? never!

zeus, Thursday, 21 April 2005 21:07 (fifteen years ago) link

"get me off" is my favourite.

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Thursday, 21 April 2005 21:09 (fifteen years ago) link

"Jus 1 Kiss" is the best, obviously!

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Thursday, 21 April 2005 21:14 (fifteen years ago) link

My favortie from Rooty is probably "Crazy Girl".

Spencer Chow (spencermfi), Thursday, 21 April 2005 21:30 (fifteen years ago) link

Yeah, that little guitar flourish at the end slays me.

Stupornaut (natepatrin), Friday, 22 April 2005 00:20 (fifteen years ago) link

mix cd? they have three 2hr essential mixes you can get off slsk. the tracklistings (here, here and here) are nuts.

vahid (vahid), Friday, 22 April 2005 01:18 (fifteen years ago) link

Quelle suprise, I feel Kish Kash more! And because I don't have a copy of the 'Romeo' album version, 'Breakaway' starts my Rooty album off, which puts me in the mood so much more than Romeo would (especially if I decide to skip the rest and head straight for 'Right Here's The Spot').

'Do Your Thing' is the 2nd best track. I requested it in a club last week and instantly became the cetre of dancefloor attention.

Plus-Tech Whiz Kid (Disco) (Barima), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:17 (fifteen years ago) link

My favourite Rooty tracks are all the ones that haven't been mentioned on this thread as people's favourites or idea of what's best.

$V£N! (blueski), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:23 (fifteen years ago) link

What about 'what's the best 'lude'? That'd be much more interesting. I'll go with 'Cosmolude' on Kish Kash - 'Robert Owens in the echo chamber' as Jess perfectly described it.

$V£N! (blueski), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:25 (fifteen years ago) link

'Petrilude' for perfect lead-in.
'Cosmolude'
'Jaxxalude'
'Kissalude'
'Jazzalude'

The Irrelevant Man (Negativa) (Barima), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:28 (fifteen years ago) link

not what are the five best!

$V£N! (blueski), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:29 (fifteen years ago) link

Shut it, doofus. 'Petrilude' is top of the list, be happy with that.

The Irrelevant Man (Negativa) (Barima), Friday, 22 April 2005 10:31 (fifteen years ago) link

thanks bitch, still need a phone?

$V£N! (blueski), Friday, 22 April 2005 11:32 (fifteen years ago) link

You are truly full of love.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 22 April 2005 11:33 (fifteen years ago) link

"Kissalude" is number one of course.

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Friday, 22 April 2005 13:03 (fifteen years ago) link

that's probably my least favourite out of all of them.

$V£N! (blueski), Friday, 22 April 2005 13:14 (fifteen years ago) link

just got it in the mail today... reveling in the glory.

poortheatre (poortheatre), Monday, 2 May 2005 22:57 (fifteen years ago) link

Lets talk about the greatness of the Jus One Kiss (Isley Bootleg)

Lethal Dizzle (djdee2005), Monday, 2 May 2005 23:08 (fifteen years ago) link

'remedy' (1st side) is my sentimental favourite ('jazzalude', or whatever follows 'red alert' being the best lude), but 'kish kash' is best come ON.

enjoy it but Discovery would be my pick for this sort of album.
-- Gear! (can Jung shill it, Mu?) (speed.to.roa...), April 20th, 2005.

[tries to think of of 'sort' of album this is? insanely good albums released in 2001 -- that sort?]

N_RQ, Tuesday, 3 May 2005 12:22 (fifteen years ago) link

I'd still pick Kish Kash from their's, because I think that brings to the fore their ability to work around such differing vocalist as Dizzee, JC and Lisa Kekaula. That takes nothing away from Remedy and Rooty though. They're three albums in and not a duff one yet.

Is there any sign of a fourth one yet?

Nick H (Nick H), Tuesday, 3 May 2005 13:13 (fifteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

Duuuuude, I feel like Archimedes. Just stumbled upon the 0.5-second sample that's looped at the beginning of 'U Can't Stop Me'. It's not even listed on WhoSampled.

Check it out, around 1:53
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HD40Z9oZPqM

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Friday, 3 April 2020 12:45 (two months ago) link

the vocal performance on the second verse of "Romeo" is gorgeous

DJP, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:19 (two months ago) link

"Get Me Off" is still the best song on the album tho

DJP, Friday, 3 April 2020 17:47 (two months ago) link

I'm a "Breakaway" myself.

Vegemite Is My Grrl (Eric H.), Friday, 3 April 2020 18:02 (two months ago) link

That's my 2nd fave

DJP, Friday, 3 April 2020 18:15 (two months ago) link

15 years of consistency right here

DJP, Friday, 3 April 2020 18:15 (two months ago) link

excellent spot Old Lunch

nashwan, Friday, 3 April 2020 19:15 (two months ago) link


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