One

One

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by Dirty Vegas
     
 
Dirty Vegas first entered mainstream consciousness via an automobile ad -- their mesmerizing "Days Go By" was ubiquitous on television long before anyone knew their name -- but the British trio show no sign of fading into the background on this surprisingly diverse sophomore disc. Instead of sticking with the soft-focus synth-pop that permeated their See more details below

Overview

Dirty Vegas first entered mainstream consciousness via an automobile ad -- their mesmerizing "Days Go By" was ubiquitous on television long before anyone knew their name -- but the British trio show no sign of fading into the background on this surprisingly diverse sophomore disc. Instead of sticking with the soft-focus synth-pop that permeated their debut, the group go the organic route on One, layering songs like "Save Me Now" with enveloping sheets of real strings and peppering the disc with guitars that are alternately set to soothe and stun. They take the former approach on "Roses," a deftly delivered slice of prog-pop that ambles along on a path lined with gentle piano touches and six-string fillips that evoke memories of Duran Duran's early-'90s ballad mode. Frontman Stephen Smith ratchets up the energy level on a brace of more danceable numbers, most notably "Walk into the Sun," a sweeping tune that bears a trace of Simple Minds in its DNA. There are those who might bristle at the relatively subdued ambience of One, but in the end, it's refreshing to see that these ponies know more than one trick.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - David Jeffries
Trading their slick synth pop for guitar-based wistfulness, Dirty Vegas return after two mix albums with the entirely new One. There are hints of late-period New Order and Duran Duran on the album, and barely any of the electronic pings and pongs of the past. They're still dreamy and maudlin, and still not lyricists who will threaten Dylan, but the production is slick and hides the band's shortcomings.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/30/2004
Label:
Capitol
UPC:
0724386374325
catalogNumber:
63743

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Dirty Vegas   Primary Artist
Steve Smith   Acoustic Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Ann Morfee   Strings
Ben Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Rosie Wetters   Strings
Steve Smith   Guitar,Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Natalia Bonner   Strings
Paul "Harry" Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Anne Morlee   Strings
Paul "Blind Man" Harris   Guitar,Keyboards
Louise Hogan   Strings

Technical Credits

Yes   Art Direction,Images
Rosie Wetters   Arranger,String Arrangements
Terry Ronald   Composer
Dirty Vegas   Composer,Producer

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Guest More than 1 year ago
One by Dirty Vegas is one of the best albums of the year! I can't stop listening to it! It's their best by far! Their first was good but their second blows it away. I'm looking forward to all their future albums!