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Dirty Vegas: One

Nick Southall, Stylus, 21 October 2004

SOMEHOW DIRTY VEGAS managed to shift 700,000 copies of their eponymous debut's dance-lite and ended up playing live at Kid Rock and Pamela Anderson's wedding, their success seemingly built upon the chance use of one of their songs in a car commercial (and not even for a particularly good car) and some kind of vague, watered-down nostalgia for the mid-to-late 90s when acts like Underworld could spawn bona fide Top Ten Hits from their otherwise proggy techno/house/stream-of-conscious-shouting hybrid.

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