Dirty Dancing - Swayzak
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  • Summary: The London-based electronica duo move toward a darker, dirtier, more electroclash-oriented sound on this third studio album.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 80
    It's that very punk rock-gone-underground-dance spirit that separates Swayzak's latest from the more rudimentary electro-art pack. [Oct 2002, p.98]
  2. Impossibly crisp production, impeccable interplay between rhythm and effects, and the most difficult quality for any electronica producer to nail down: a crucial, distinctive sound.
  3. Despite some clunkers, Dirty Dancing delivers.
  4. While it's tempting to write it off as but one more retro paste-up, Swayzak's uncanny sense of texture, timbre, and space justifies an approach that otherwise seems like a drift toward Alzheimer's.
  5. Dirty Dancing works best when there is something to balance against the brittle, Atari-era underflow.
  6. 40
    A lukewarm tribute to '80s industrial music. [Sep 2002, p.80]
  7. Uncomfortable deliery and thin lyrical content suggest that utilising vocals isn't their strong suit. [#223, p.69]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1