The Mirror (10.17.03)
Kish Kash (****)
The tropical dance jungle explored by the Brixton-based duo on Remedy and Rooty still has much to offer. With guest slots for Siouxsie, Me'shell NdegeOcello and man of the moment Dizzee Rascal, variety and fireworks are assured. The Jaxx's ability to maintain a frantic pace makes for an eventful and compelling album. Get your spandex out.
Punk icon Siouxsie and partner Budgie alight on Japan where they have teamed up with a ferocious Taiko drum master. The setting gives Siouxsie's wounded torch songs and inner fury plenty of room to breathe. Long-time fans will applaud another challenging album, but even cynics must admire their determination.
Contributed by Jerry Burch.