Moby: classic or dud

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Our mate Mobe never fails to divide opinion.

OutdoorFish, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

"Why you gotta hate on Moby" -Moby

frogbs, Tuesday, 5 March 2013 19:21 (four years ago) Permalink

ok that made me lol

C: (crüt), Tuesday, 5 March 2013 21:47 (four years ago) Permalink

feeling in a mellow electronic pop mood, so today i picked up 'wait for me', 'wait for me - remixes!', and 'destroyer' today for £3 each from fopp.
so far, so right.
not classic by any means, but not dud either.

mark e, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 13:23 (four years ago) Permalink

I think his first album is pretty classic, along with the Play singles and "Bring Me My Happiness"

Darth Icky (DJP), Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:24 (four years ago) Permalink

THIS forever:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMRibeoPCjI

Tim F, Wednesday, 13 March 2013 14:29 (four years ago) Permalink

three years pass...

http://moby.com/long-ambients1-calm-sleep/

4 hours of ambient moby, for free.

it is rather lovely.

mark e, Saturday, 16 April 2016 11:13 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Yeah, mark e is right above. His ambient work honestly is Mulholland Drive levels beautiful (esp. that first track)

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 04:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Classic:
Everything Is Wrong
Play
Debut

Somewhere in between:
Ambient
18
Everything since 18

Dud:
Animal Rights

LimbsKing, Tuesday, 18 April 2017 22:11 (three months ago) Permalink

How does Moby Ambient compare to the LAX ambient recordings he released for free? Those 20 + minute pieces are ideal for coming down or crashing

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Tuesday, 18 April 2017 22:57 (three months ago) Permalink

I'd say he's pretty consistent throughout his career, I keep updating myself on his new stuff once every three years or so and he never really surprises. He's really good at ambient, enjoyable at dancefloor-oriented house/techno, boring-but-effective at the downtempo/pop stuff, and terrible at alternative rock/punk.

Siegbran, Wednesday, 19 April 2017 00:32 (three months ago) Permalink

the album Ambient is way different from the long ambient releases — it's "ambient" in the early '90s ambient house sense. it's very clearly a Moby album but in this context his primitive/naive approach really works:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Kdxk3qMYhs

bought 2 raris, went to chili's (crüt), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:01 (three months ago) Permalink

I have an iTunes playlist of Ambient and Little Idiot and various other tracks throughout his discography that resemble that material. I think that's where he's the strongest and I wish he had more stuff like that.

Lipbra Geraldoman (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 14:22 (three months ago) Permalink

Still spin "I love to move in here" very regularly - excellent piece of pastiche house

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 19 April 2017 21:01 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

https://moby-andthevoidpacificchoir.wetransfer.com/

previous album + new one for free.

in 320.

legal link.

mark e, Thursday, 15 June 2017 19:09 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmi-MtP969M

In other news, his book left me feeling kind of gross.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 5 July 2017 19:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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