|1. Honey - Moby|
|2. Find My Baby - Moby|
|4. Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? - Moby|
|5. South Side - Moby|
|6. Rushing - Moby|
|8. Natural Blues - Moby|
|9. Machete - Moby|
|11. Run On - Moby|
|12. Down Slow|
|13. If Things Were Perfect - Moby|
|15. Inside - Moby|
|16. Guitar, Flute & String|
|17. The Sky Is Broken - Moby|
|18. My Weakness - Moby|
But those are really the only "songs" on here.
The rest is excruciatingly boring nonsense that consists of one or two samples of gospel music, looped endlessly, with maybe a simple drum beat or some guitar thrown in. Calling it "minimalist" is a cop-out; this is just plain lazy. Hell, I could write "songs" like this without much trouble. If Moby is considered to be talented for putting out this dross, it speaks volumes for what pop music is today.
If you're looking for good techno/electronica, try Boards Of Canada, The Prodigy, Massive Attack, and maybe some Brian Eno. Looking for challenging music? My Bloody Valentine, Sigur Ros, the Cocteau Twins, and Godspeed You Black Emperor are good choices. Play is glorified elevator music, and little else.
My main problem is with Moby--the guy has the biggest ego on earth, but he makes such BAD MUSIC... how can anyone who churns out tracks like Run On even believe for a second that he has any talent whatsoever? Even if his music was good, he thinks far too highly of himself. It's sad what fame does to people...
Moving on, we come to tracks such as Find My Baby.. in which the same thing happens. Take a dead person's music, loop it without any changes, add in a drum, and repeat the same boring sound over and over again for as long as you can stand. And in this case, Moby's tolerance for the utterly mindless repetition of the same sounds and drums over and over and over again is far higher than most people's.
I can't imagine the kind of people who really enjoy music like this. You have a single sample, played at the very beginning of the song, that just continuously loops over and over again; with slight drums and orchestrated "sweeps", but it's not... this isn't MUSIC.
Porcelain is a much better track, but again it goes nowhere. However, it sounds good, so I'm not so concerned.
Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad? does the same pattern--completely mindless, nonchanging rhythms and single sample.
Southside is totally different, and I don't happen to particularly like it, but at least it's something you can LISTEN to.Read more ›
If you are looking for upbeat electonic stuff, (Prodigy Fat of the Land and Orbital II are my favs) stay far away from this. If you want repetitive gospel type singing laid over basic beats, knock yourself out.