Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. 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.
  2. Urb
    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]
  3. Despite some clunkers, Dirty Dancing delivers.
  4. Dirty Dancing is a thoughtful, darkly humorous album -- a consistently danceable mix of state of the art electronic music trends.
  5. While it's not torture to listen to Dirty Dancing repeatedly, it does contain more than its rightful share of slip-ups and missteps.
  6. 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.
  7. Dirty Dancing works best when there is something to balance against the brittle, Atari-era underflow.
  8. Unfortunately, the vocalists riding on top of the grooves, from the limpid Clair Dietrich to the ridiculously affected Jeremy, are uniformly l-a-m-e.
  9. Mixer
    A lukewarm tribute to '80s industrial music. [Sep 2002, p.80]
  10. The Wire
    Uncomfortable deliery and thin lyrical content suggest that utilising vocals isn't their strong suit. [#223, p.69]

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