Deep Down & Dirty - Stereo MC's
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  • Summary: This is the first new album for the UK act since 1992's 'Connected.'
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. This album is truly affecting -- it is an instant, irresistible, bounce-in-your-step morning cup of coffee of an album.
  2. 90
    Dirty might not have been worth the nine-year wait, but it's one of the finest and most colorful dance-oriented discs of the year.
  3. 'Deep Down & Dirty' just reminds you how influential and important the Stereos were, and continue to be.
  4. Worth the wait? Well, sort of. This is the sound of a band that has tired of its popular straitjacket ­ searching for something more real, more original, more cutting edge. But you can't forget what you've learned, can't retrace your steps or begin again afresh.
  5. But under the ill-fitting vocals, Deep Down & Dirty has some dubby, dark tracks that work if only because they don't try so hard to be "Connected" sequels. [Jul 2001, p.85]
  6. Deep Down & Dirty adds a few twists to the old formula, but there's something constricted about the record -- it's as if the decibel levels have been lopped off on the top and bottom, eliminating the high treble and low bass.
  7. Sounding rusty before even seeing daylight, Deep Down & Dirty is as enticing as those other averagely pleasant 1992 albums currently taking up valuable drawer-space in the back room.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
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  1. ValentinS.
    Nov 13, 2001
    10
    Very good, dark, and powerful!!
  2. igorc.
    Sep 12, 2002
    9
    i am not a fun of hip-hop, but stereo mcs are my best in this genre and they made a really good dance albums. DD&D is phenomenal..