The Modern Dance is the debut studio album by American rock band Pere Ubu. It was released in January 1978, through record label Blank. A 5.1 surround sound version was released as the DVD-Audio side of a DualDisc in 2005.
The Modern Dance has been critically acclaimed. Although only moderately positive initially, Robert Christgau later raised his rating a notch and wrote of the album that "the highs are worth it, and the failed stuff ain't bad" in his revised review. At the same time, Ken Tucker in Rolling Stone called it vivid and exhilarating, even if "harsh and willfully ugly".
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