Following the surprisingly adventurous and artistically successful Welcome to Wherever You Are, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts sounds tired and as calculated as X. While most of the exotic trappings of Welcome have been pared down, there is still the same sense of the band experimenting as a way to stay current. INXS sounds energetic throughout the album, but the experimentation is poorly executed and there is a serious lack of strong songs and singles, apart from two duets: "Please (You Got That ...)" with Ray Charles and the title track, which features Chrissie Hynde.
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AllMusic Review by Stephen Thomas Erlewine