13 Songs, 58 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Along with cranking out another intergalactic soul-disco triumph, Jamiroquai furthers their quest into didgeridoo-dub. Before you can say, "Didgeridon't," give "Didjerama" and "Didjital Vibrations" a listen and just try not to slip into a smile-induced mellowness. Aside from the clouded cool of those two tracks, Jamiroquai's third album is paradoxically ahead of its time (1996) and yet tastefully retro. The recognizable hit "Virtual Insanity" opens the album with a stylish strut that continues to tip the oversized party hat to Innervisions-era Stevie Wonder while keeping the beats fresh, and the title track moves with an organ grinding groove that recalls Billy Preston in the early '70s. Lush string sections and heavenly backing harmonies flesh out Traveling Without Moving while booty shaking percussion and heavy keyboard rhythms make it impossible to sit still after hitting the play button. Vinyl hounds and audio obscurists will be pleased to find an Esther Phillips sample on the soul powered "High Times" as well as an Eddie Harris sample on the Moog laden "Alright." The smooth moving "Everyday" almost rivals Isaac Hayes' bygone bedtime ballads.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Along with cranking out another intergalactic soul-disco triumph, Jamiroquai furthers their quest into didgeridoo-dub. Before you can say, "Didgeridon't," give "Didjerama" and "Didjital Vibrations" a listen and just try not to slip into a smile-induced mellowness. Aside from the clouded cool of those two tracks, Jamiroquai's third album is paradoxically ahead of its time (1996) and yet tastefully retro. The recognizable hit "Virtual Insanity" opens the album with a stylish strut that continues to tip the oversized party hat to Innervisions-era Stevie Wonder while keeping the beats fresh, and the title track moves with an organ grinding groove that recalls Billy Preston in the early '70s. Lush string sections and heavenly backing harmonies flesh out Traveling Without Moving while booty shaking percussion and heavy keyboard rhythms make it impossible to sit still after hitting the play button. Vinyl hounds and audio obscurists will be pleased to find an Esther Phillips sample on the soul powered "High Times" as well as an Eddie Harris sample on the Moog laden "Alright." The smooth moving "Everyday" almost rivals Isaac Hayes' bygone bedtime ballads.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

s-man19 ,

WOW

The CD is Great. Virtual Insanity is one of the best songs.

EVER

bassboy311 ,

The last great Jamiroquai album

This is the last great album Jamiroquai put out. It marks the last time Stuart Zender would be laying down the grooves as the group's bassist other than the single "Deeper Underground", and things have been medocre ever since. At least this album lives on as a testament to what a great band they once were.

Postman Prometheus ,

The 70s Live!

This album is like a time warp.. Jamiroquai (an eternally hard to spell name) is a breath of disco. I'd love to see the video for Virtual Insanity put onto iTunes as well.

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