Pixx has a gorgeous, dreamy voice when she has the chance to show it off, but it desperately needs editing in order to be truly enjoyable.
Mike Schiller: There's more than a little punk sensibility in the feel of "Waterslides", not to mention the aesthetic of the video, which is always a good thing when applied to synthpop. That said, there's a moment at about the two-and-a-half-minute mark where most of the instrumental track drops out and leaves only a seasick synth backdrop, which is kind of a microcosm of the whole song. It never quite gets its bearings, plowing recklessly ahead without pausing to think about what it's doing, a little bit of a mess that somehow finds itself structured like a pop song. If it were a little less dizzy and a little more catchy, it'd be a classic. [6/10]
Adriane Pontecorvo: Pixx has a voice like a British Debbie Harry and a style all her own. Both of those things are great, but there’s something irritating about "Waterslides", a song that’s just a little too much. Maybe it’s the overly whimsical whistling effects or the fact that Pixx sings too many quick syllables for her voice to land -- the best moments are ones in the chorus where she draws out her words -- but this song grates after a while. It certainly sticks in mind, and Pixx has a gorgeous, dreamy voice when she has the chance to show it off, but it desperately needs editing to be truly enjoyable. [6/10]
John Garratt: Aw, it looks like someone is out for attention! If you keep dancing like something is wrong with your spine, you're bound to get it. I suppose she has to do something to offset this forgettable song/lame metaphor that's been studio-processed to death. Click your mouse anywhere along the 3:55 running time and you'll be rewarded more of the same time and again. I guess the loopy dancing serves a purpose after all. [3/10]