1999 (Cassius album)

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1999
Cassius 1999.jpg
Studio album by
Released25 January 1999 (1999-01-25)
Recorded1998
GenreFrench house
Length66:11
LabelVirgin
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 studio album by French electronic music duo Cassius, released on 25 January 1999 by Virgin Records.

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]

As of September 2006 the album has shipped 260,000 units worldwide according to their label. [2]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Pitchfork4.8/10[4]

John Bush of AllMusic qualified the album as "A sleek and intelligent dance record",[3] 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."[4]

Track listing[edit]

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

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Cassius 1999" 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, Wright4:37
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, Hutch6:07
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, Jones6:31
11."Interlude" 1:22
12."Somebody" (contains a sample of "DWYCK" 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 Temperton3:32

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Cassius | Official Charts Company". Official Charts. Retrieved 4 June 2015.
  2. ^ Pichevin, Aymeric (16 September 2006). "Teen Spirit". Billboard. Retrieved 6 May 2018.
  3. ^ a b "1999 – Cassius | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 4 May 2011.
  4. ^ a b Wisdom, James P. (26 January 1999). "Cassius: 1999 | Album Reviews | Pitchfork". Pitchfork. Retrieved 4 May 2011.