One - Dirty Vegas
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  • Summary: The UK dance trio returns with a sophomore release, adding more guitars into the mix in the process.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. When so much music is so bleak, a little unlikely optimism might be a crucial palliative measure, rather than Pollyanna-ish head-burying, and it’s sanguinity that Dirty Vegas delivers in spades.
  2. What Dirty Vegas has really accomplished with this release is a completely unpretentious piece of work designed to move folks who want nothing more than something fun and catchy to listen to.
  3. One fulfills all of the "faceless" criticisms thrown at them in the past, while alienating whatever fan base they had before.
  4. 30
    One is a kinder, gentler record and I mean that in the worst possible way. [#14, p.98]
  5. The limp rhythm section and layered guitars expose the rote melodies, ridiculously dull lyrics and cruise-control tempo. [27 Jan 2005, p.60]
  6. One offers ten tracks of zipless triple-A folktronica -- bland, edgeless songs like "A Million Ways" that wouldn't even heat up the Ballroom D dancefloor on the final night of a Midwestern Regional Sales Conference.
  7. 10
    Exhaustingly awful. [Dec 2004, p.140]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. JonM
    Jan 8, 2005
    7
    Lik that gurl on the frotn lic sum stampz and party jam 2 these drrrty jamz!
  2. JimS
    Dec 7, 2004
    3
    Rather boring, wouldn't want to listen to it more than once. Therefore, I am sure it will be perfect for top 40 radio where it will be shoved down my throat ad infinitum. Expand
  3. BitBurn
    Dec 6, 2004
    2
    What the f....!! You know, if I want to listen to pop-rock I'll play U2 or Coldplay, at least that's what those guys are good and known for. But what in the name of god is this? Where's that groovy house beat; the cool laid-back synthesizers; the awesome bass line? There's nothing here but an attempt to be like everybody: dull, plastic, monotonous, and not a sign of life...not one sign of the Dirty Vegas I once knew. Expand
  4. AllyBamma
    Feb 21, 2005
    0
    Awfully electronic and superficial.
  5. YukYuk!
    Sep 11, 2005
    0
    Like sticking your finger up your butt.