Moby - Play
NME.COM feature on Moby - Play album including album review, artwork, tracks, listen now, tour dates, discography and more.
Release date: 21 November 2000
'Baldy dance bloke, vegan Christian, sampled [I]Twin Peaks[/I], went metal, then went back, allegedly big in America.'...
'Baldy dance bloke, vegan Christian, sampled Twin Peaks , went metal, then went back, allegedly big in America.' So reads the current entry in the rock history books for New York maverick Moby . But that's barely the half of it. After his less than convincing foray into industrial techno metal on 'Animal Rights' , as white, inhuman and sexless a record as...
- Apr 12, 1999
Tracklisting click track to read more
- Find My Baby
- Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?
- South Side
- Natural Blues
- Run On
- Down Slow
- If Things Were Perfect
- Guitar Flute and String
- They Sky Is Broken
- My Weakness
Moby has created an album full of saccharine strings, endless loops and narcoleptic synths.
- Oct 18, 2013
Dance chameleon tries to shake off the branding
- Jun 23, 2009
...another monotonous, soul-sampling dirge from the world’s most odious vegan midget...
- Mar 12, 2003
'18' singer will remix 'Noah's Ark' from 'Twin Peaks' creator's debut album
Bill for month-long free event expands
Musician will play the Palace Theatre on November 15
Moby - Play: Wikipedia Album Entry
Play is the sixth studio album by the music artist Moby. While some of Moby's earlier work garnered critical and commercial success within the electronic dance music scene, Play was his first true pop success. The album introduced Moby to a worldwide mainstream audience, not only through hit singles, but also through unprecedented licensing of his music in films, television and commercial advertisements.
One of the notable aspects of Play, as opposed to other electronic albums of the time, was the way in which it combined old gospel and folk music rhythms with modern house sensibilities. Moby sampled heavily from the collected field recordings of Alan Lomax in songs such as "Honey," "Find My Baby," "Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?" and "Natural Blues," while the track "Run On" was inspired by the traditional "God's Gonna Cut You Down." The album also has more purely electronic tracks, as well as the rock-influenced single "South Side" and the more ambient "Porcelain."
Inside the booklet included with the album, there are five short essays written by Moby, on topics such as veganism, fundamentalism, and humanitarianism. After the essays is a disclaimer written by Moby: "These essays are not really related to the music, so if you hate the essays you might still like the music, and if you like the essays you might hate the music. Who knows, maybe by some bizarre twist of fate you'll like them both."
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