Watch Me Dance


Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Aug 19, 2011
    An escapist Jamaica-pop lark with a traditional bent and a big heart, in the realms of good-times bass you could do a lot worse than the classy and charming Watch Me Dance.
  2. Aug 12, 2011
    It would be a crying shame if a record so accomplished, relevant and unifying never gets to be heard. Because, right now, this album is necessary.
  3. Aug 12, 2011
    His sound has matured considerably: he's less intent on blowing your ears off with dancehall's battery, than offering his own, still highly piquant take on slow-grind R&B.
  4. Sep 30, 2011
    Watch Me Dance is a triumphant speaker-blasting party record that cements Toddla T's reputation as the U.K.'s bass wonderkid.
  5. Aug 19, 2011
    It's a different animal than its predecessor, but Watch Me Dance is a fine second outing from a promising young producer.
  6. 70
    It finds Toddla T cementing an identity as a producer--10 years from now, it might be seen as an important stepping stone to greatness.
  7. Aug 22, 2011
    Watch Me Dance doesn't reconcile the clash between retro and modernism, but at least it does the past a decent amount of justice.
  8. Q Magazine
    Sep 22, 2011
    This follow-up proves a slightly less ramshackle but equally engaging electro-powered soundclash that even finds Bell adding the odd new twist. [Oct 2011, p.130]
  9. Uncut
    Aug 18, 2011
    This traverses dancehall, lovers rock and jungle, and adds in more UK-centric bass styles, with some success. [Sep 2011, p.96]
  10. Aug 16, 2011
    A mixed bag that's perhaps polluted with Toddla's inevitable fame and fortune.
  11. Aug 12, 2011
    It's a raucous affair that mainly sticks with the jumpy dancehall/bassline sound of his first, but also includes moments of prettily soulful reflection.
  12. Aug 12, 2011
    Toddla proves himself better at preposterously high-energy dancehall tracks ("Badman Flu") than forays into early-90s piano-led vocal house ("Take It Back"). Good fun in small measures.
  13. Sep 22, 2011
    An album that vacillates between raucous and refined without losing sight of the dance floor.

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