1999 (Cassius album)

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1999
Cassius 1999.jpg
Studio album by Cassius
Released January 25, 1999 (1999-01-25)
Recorded 1998
Genre French house
Label Virgin
Producer
  • Philippe Zdar
  • Boom Bass
Cassius chronology
1999
(1999)
Au Rêve
(2002)
Singles from 1999
  1. "Cassius 1999"
    Released: 1999
  2. "Feeling for You"
    Released: 1999
  3. "La Mouche"
    Released: 1999

1999 is the debut album by French house music duo Cassius. It was released in January 1999 by record label Virgin.

Writing and recording[edit]

The album was written and produced by Cassius members Phillippe Zdar and Boom Bass.

Release[edit]

1999 was released on 25 January 1999 by record label Virgin. It reached number 28 in the UK Albums Chart.[1]

Three singles were released from the album: "Cassius 1999", which reached number 7 in the UK Singles Chart[1] and hit the top 10 in the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart;[citation needed] "Feeling for You", which reached number 16 in the UK[1] and also charted in the top 10 in the US;[citation needed] and "La Mouche", which reached number 53 in the UK.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Pitchfork 4.8/10[3]

John Bush of AllMusic qualified the album as "A sleek and intelligent dance record",[2] while James P. Wisdom of Pitchfork wrote: "Maybe I need some coke to truly delight in the seething vacancy of 1999, but I'm pretty sure that it's clearly not happening."[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Cassius, except where samples are used, as indicated, and where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cassius 1999" (contains a sample of "(If It) Hurts Just a Little" by Donna Summer)   3:45
2. "Feeling for You" (contains a sample of "All This Love That I'm Giving" by Gwen McCrae) Boom Bass, Zdar, Burden, Williams, Wright 4:37
3. "Crazy Legs" (contains a sample of "B-Boys Beware" by Two Sisters)   4:06
4. "La Mouche" (contains a sample of "Thousand Finger Man" by Candido)   4:40
5. "Chase"     1:58
6. "Foxxy" (contains a sample of "Foxy Brown Theme" by Willie Hutch) Boom Bass, Zdar, Hutch 6:07
7. "Planetz" (contains a sample of "The Planets of Life" by The Whispers)   2:46
8. "Hey Babe"     4:24
9. "Mister Eveready" (contains a sample of "Ghetto Heaven" by The Family Stand)   6:06
10. "Nulife" (contains a sample of "Precious Woman" by Dynamic Corvettes) Boom Bass, Zdar, Richards, Haggatt, Siders, Brown, Jones 6:31
11. "Interlude"     1:22
12. "Somebody" (contains a sample of "Dwcyk" by Gang Starr feat. Nice & Smooth)   4:55
13. "Club Soixante Quinze"     5:21
14. "Supa Crush"     4:43
15. "Invisible"     1:09
16. "Cassius 99 Remix" (radio edit; contains a sample of "If It Hurts Just a Little" by Donna Summer) Boom Bass, Zdar, David Foster, Donna Summer, Rod Temperton 3:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cassius | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 June 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "1999 – Cassius | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b Wisdom, James P. (26 January 1999). "Cassius: 1999 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 May 2011.