Dirty Vegas - Dirty Vegas
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  • Summary: Who are Dirty Vegas? Chances are you have heard one and only one song from this UK poptronica trio: the track "Days Go By," used as the soundtrack to an overplayed Mitsubishi car commercial. This debut album features that song (twice) and ten others which have yet to appear on the telly.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 70
    The boys are as competent on straightforward dance tracks as they are on Verve-esque pop-rock cuts. [Jul 2002, p.80]
  2. Understated and slightly surreal, this could be dance music's answer to Pink Floyd. [Aug 2002, p.122]
  3. When they're good, they're alright, but when they're bad, they're unstoppable and Dirty Vegas' biggest mistake so far is that, sometimes, they're not nearly filthy enough.
  4. At worst, a couple of the songs sound like bad Oasis remixes--"All or Nothing" comes to mind--but the good stuff can get any club (or car) hopping.
  5. 50
    For the most part, Dirty Vegas play up the notoriety by not straying too far from the template set by "Days Gone By." [Jul 2002, p.98]
  6. As much as the vocals, however, the fault for Dirty Vegas lies with the unambitious production; Dirty Vegas make a crossover group like Underworld sound positively edgy in comparison.
  7. 40
    As likely to put you to sleep as influence your choice in cars. [#8, p.116]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. TimothyC.
    Jul 2, 2002
    The best album I have purchased in a long time.
  2. Kris
    Oct 25, 2004
    Just brilliant
  3. CoralE.
    Aug 27, 2002
    I Love this album!!! Track 2 is great!!
  4. BrianS.
    Sep 29, 2002
    thats my fav song
  5. Dave
    Dec 15, 2006
    nothing really stands out in this album, but good listening. If you really enjoy the rhythm of house music you should be satisfied, but if you are looking for music that is a little more meaningful you will feel short-changed Expand
  6. RobertT.
    Jul 28, 2002
    this album is just dull and boring. the first time i heard the song in the commercial it was somewhat catchy but after the 100th time no and to listen to the 30 sec commercial clip was ok but the whole song let alone the whole cd . ugh . the people that said this is the best album ive bought in a long time ... what have they been listening to are they trapped in a box or locked in a room ? once again . ugh not wanting to waste any good vocabulary on this review ... Expand

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