'Dance Your Troubles Away' is not an album that has aged well. Tracks like 'Let's Groove', 'Let's Go Disco', the title track and to a lesser extent their 1977 hit 'The Soul City Walk' not only sound very dated but are all blighted by being overly repetitious and drawn out. Unlike a lot of disco orientated material from the period, however, there are no break-downs or instrumental passages to change the groove here. Each uptempo track is simply relentless and ends up sounding twice as long as it actually is. Seeing as none of the songs are lyrically inspired either (about 'getting down' or 'my baby' etc), 'Dance Your Troubles Away' soon becomes boring. Worst of all though is the excruciating ballad 'I Won't Leave You Honey, Never' (one of the two non dance floor songs). In edited form the song would be a decent bluesy ballad but after 9 and a half minutes of 'groaning', 'well, well, well's, 'oh's, 'woohs' and other such utterances you are pulling your hair out and Archie and the Drells could even give Status Quo a run for their money on the amount of false endings to the track!
Maybe this record sounded better in 1976 (I certainly had much fonder memories of 'The Soul City Walk' before I heard it as a part of this album) but in 2011 it really doesn't cut the mustard and I doubt anyone will want to play this all the way through more than once these days.