Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 100
    Dangerous Magical Noise is rock and roll at its pure, shaggy best. If you're tired of that, you're tired of life.
  2. Collins's way with a hook has blown up into a stack of tunes that stick, ranging from cranked-up faux-arena rock to spine-shaking rhythm and staccato bounce.
  3. Stubbornly lo-fi and expectedly scrappy, the album is also tremendously listenable, a rhythmic, leg-flailing romp through vintage soul cool, glam boogie, classic rock thrash, and punk bravado.
  4. It’s a glorious low-frequency hootenanny that slurs soul, punk, psych-rock, and pop until you’re not sure what language you’re hearing anymore.
  5. 80
    Dangerous, magical, and gleefully noisy. [Dec 2003, p.113]
  6. Tunes like "Sun is Shining" and "Stop" highlight Collins' surprisingly soulful voice and separate Dangerous ... from the innumerable garage albums released weekly.
  7. 80
    Dangerous Magical Noise is a great Friday night, and your ears will ring through Sunday. [Nov 2003, p.112]
  8. The Dirtbombs are a rock & roll band pure and simple, and if you like pure and simple rock & roll with a dash of soul, you will flip over Dangerous Magical Noise.
  9. They are clearly a band of great musical knowledge and breadth, yet manage to avoid coming off as pale pastiches of other great bands. [#5, p.100]
  10. A stoned gas. [Dec 2003, p.123]
  11. Hit or miss. [Dec 2003, p.154]
  12. 60
    The fact this collection of originals is inferior to 2001's Ultraglide In Black (a covers album) reveals [Mick Collins'] songwriting has never matched his energy. [Nov 2003, p.118]
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  1. DrunkenMaster
    Aug 31, 2006
    10
    Rock and roll at its best: a tasty Motown tribute with a spicy punk rock center. If your booty don't move you're dead or a Rock and roll at its best: a tasty Motown tribute with a spicy punk rock center. If your booty don't move you're dead or a republican (which is worse). Full Review »