Music: Remedy

Basement Jaxx

Listening to this album by the hyped British house-music duo is something like conducting a Web search and turning up 5,461 entries, most of them useless. There's a lot happening on the album--Latin rhythms, rock, funky bass lines--but in the end most of it seems to contain only small bits of what you originally set out to find. The best songs are driven by strong vocal performances that humanize the material. The rest make you feel as if you're imprisoned in a cheesy version of The Matrix.

--By Christopher John Farley


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