If you've been near a TV in the past three months, chances are rather good, without even realizing it, that you're familiar with the music of U.K. trio Dirty Vegas. You see, its haunting dance single

If you've been near a TV in the past three months, chances are rather good, without even realizing it, that you're familiar with the music of U.K. trio Dirty Vegas. You see, its haunting dance single "Days Go By"—a top-20 hit in its homeland last year—is the musical backdrop to the Mitsubishi Eclipse ad campaign. Now, with the release of its eponymous, full-length debut, Dirty Vegas (Paul Harris, Ben Harris, and Steve Smith) is well-poised to become one of the breakout acts of 2002. Bridging the gap between electronic/dance and guitar-based pop/rock, Dirty Vegas is home to such irresistible dancefloor-ready tracks as "Alive," "Ghosts," and "I Should Know."

Fans of post-club journeys should investigate such chilled-out pleasures as "Simple Things" and "Burning the Candles."—MP

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