Dirty Vegas

  • Record Label: Capitol
  • Release Date: Jun 4, 2002
Metascore
56

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Pleasing, accessible, but ordinary and lacking depth.
  2. 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.
  3. Dirty Vegas' earnest lyrics can get in the way, but they make up for that by rejecting the desultory repetition of much electro.
  4. Q Magazine
    60
    Understated and slightly surreal, this could be dance music's answer to Pink Floyd. [Aug 2002, p.122]
  5. 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.
  6. Entertainment Weekly
    58
    There's little with teeth on Dirty Vegas' snoozeworthy debut. [21 June 2002, p.84]
  7. 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.
  8. Urb
    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]
  9. Now, for what it's worth, Dirty Vegas won't rob you of the gift of sight or make your ears bleed; it's just boring.
  10. Blender
    40
    As likely to put you to sleep as influence your choice in cars. [#8, p.116]
User Score
8.4

Universal acclaim- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Dave
    Dec 15, 2006
    6
    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 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 Full Review »
  2. Kris
    Oct 25, 2004
    10
    Just brilliant
  3. BrianS.
    Sep 29, 2002
    10
    thats my fav song