History YMMV / Moby

3rd Apr '16 1:27:09 PM wyattte
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* TearJerker: Strangely his songs where he sang less tend to put more people to tears than the ones where he sings throughout.
** "Porcelain" from ''Play'' is notorious for this. "This is goodbye..."
** "My Weakness" is one of the saddest finales to an album of all time.
** "In This World" is sad enough in its studio incarnation. But when he has one of his numerous backup singers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5urMy3oNk do the slower concert version?]] You're ''killing'' us, man!
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmWHiWN32Q This orchestral version]] of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]'''s version of "Extreme Ways" sounds more of a mournful, DarkReprise of the classic Bourne song.
** "Study War." An anti-war speech mixes with weepy strings. Sounds cheesy, but it's really effective.
** Actually, a lot of stuff from ''Wait For Me'' could go here. Even the instrumental "Shot In The Back Of The Head" just bleeds sadness.
18th Mar '16 6:52:53 AM stuffedninja
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** "The Rain Falls And The Sky Shudders." It's little more than six minutes of piano mixed with a rain sound effect, and it's actually more relaxing than it sounds.
** ''So'' much stuff from ''Play'' fits here. "Rushing", when the ''beautiful'' piano [[MostWonderfulSound kicks in.]] "Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track. "Guitar Flute & String" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.

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** "The Rain Falls And The Sky Shudders." It's little more than six minutes of piano mixed with a rain sound effect, sounds, and it's actually more relaxing than it sounds.
** ''So'' much stuff from ''Play'' fits here.
***
"Rushing", when the ''beautiful'' piano [[MostWonderfulSound kicks in.]] ]]
***
"Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track. track.
***
"Guitar Flute & String" String", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSY5HaXxTgI "Memory Gospel"]], one of the ''Play'' B-sides. It's a soft track led by an enthralling ambient lead, light percussion, and female singing. Made even more powerful when [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpO4hN71pIY it was put as background music to Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech]].



** "Porcelain" from ''Play'' is notorious for this.

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** "Porcelain" from ''Play'' is notorious for this. "This is goodbye..."
4th Dec '15 7:49:43 AM stuffedninja
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* FanonDisContinuity: Depending on who you talk to, ''Hotel'' may or may not exist, and if it does usually it's just one of the two discs that exist. The majority of the Moby fanbase tends to agree that ''Animal Rights'' never happened, though.
** Although, Moby had this to say on Animal Rights' reception: "I got one piece of fan mail from [[TerenceTrentDarby Terence Trent D'Arby]] and I got a phone call from [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] saying he was listening to ''Animal Rights'' on repeat. [[{{U2}} Bono]] told me he loved ''Animal Rights''. So if you're gonna have three pieces of fan mail, that's the fan mail to get." Suffice to say, some people love that album, and Moby has since come to grips with its bad reputation, calling it "sort of a hidden record."
* [[{{ItsTheSameNowItSucks}} It's The Same, Now It Sucks]]: Critical reaction to ''18''.

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* FanonDisContinuity: FanonDiscontinuity: Depending on who you talk to, ''Hotel'' may or may not exist, and if it does usually it's just one of the two discs that exist. The majority of the Moby fanbase tends to agree that ''Animal Rights'' never happened, though.
** Although, Moby had this to say on Animal Rights' ''Animal Rights''' reception: "I got one piece of fan mail from [[TerenceTrentDarby Terence Trent D'Arby]] and I got a phone call from [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] saying he was listening to ''Animal Rights'' on repeat. [[{{U2}} Bono]] told me he loved ''Animal Rights''. So if you're gonna have three pieces of fan mail, that's the fan mail to get." Suffice to say, some people love that album, and Moby has since come to grips with its bad reputation, calling it "sort of a hidden record."
* [[{{ItsTheSameNowItSucks}} It's The Same, Now It Sucks]]: ItsTheSameNowItSucks: Critical reaction to ''18''.


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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Animal Rights'' has been getting warmer reception over the years.
12th Sep '15 9:09:20 PM wyattte
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** "In This World" is sad enough in its studio incarnation. But when he has one of his numerous backup singers [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4U5urMy3oNk do the slower concert version?]] You're ''killing'' us, man!
11th Sep '15 7:33:41 PM wyattte
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* ArchivePanic: Let's dive right in. He's been recording under the Moby name since the beginning of TheNineties, and has amassed fourteen albums (soon to be fifteen, by the end of 2013), with various singles from each album (and non-album singles) adding up to ''countless'' remixes and b-sides. Then he's recorded a few ''more'' albums under the name Voodoo Child, and then there's all the compilations of his work, and the deluxe editions of some of his records (some of which add a second disc of his ambient material). There's no shortage of material for this guy.

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** Let's be real here; Moby's always been unafraid to push his vegan agenda, from his music to his liner notes to his social media presence.
* ArchivePanic: Let's dive right in. He's been recording under the Moby name since the beginning of TheNineties, and has amassed fourteen albums (soon to be fifteen, by the end of 2013), sixteen albums, with various singles from each album (and non-album singles) adding up to ''countless'' remixes and b-sides. Then he's recorded a few ''more'' albums under the name Voodoo Child, and then there's all the compilations of his work, and the deluxe editions of some of his records (some of which add a second disc of his ambient material). There's no shortage of material for this guy.



* FanonDisContinuity: Depending on who you talk to, ''Hotel'' may or may not exist, and if it does usually it's just one of the two discs that exist. Every single Moby fan, tends to agree that ''Animal Rights'' never happened, though.
** Although, Moby had this to say on Animal Rights' reception: "I got one piece of fan mail from [[TerenceTrentDarby Terence Trent D'Arby]] and I got a phone call from [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] saying he was listening to ''Animal Rights'' on repeat. [[{{U2}} Bono]] told me he loved ''Animal Rights''. So if you're gonna have three pieces of fan mail, that's the fan mail to get." Suffice to say, some people love that album.

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* FanonDisContinuity: Depending on who you talk to, ''Hotel'' may or may not exist, and if it does usually it's just one of the two discs that exist. Every single The majority of the Moby fan, fanbase tends to agree that ''Animal Rights'' never happened, though.
** Although, Moby had this to say on Animal Rights' reception: "I got one piece of fan mail from [[TerenceTrentDarby Terence Trent D'Arby]] and I got a phone call from [[Music/GunsNRoses Axl Rose]] saying he was listening to ''Animal Rights'' on repeat. [[{{U2}} Bono]] told me he loved ''Animal Rights''. So if you're gonna have three pieces of fan mail, that's the fan mail to get." Suffice to say, some people love that album.album, and Moby has since come to grips with its bad reputation, calling it "sort of a hidden record."



* MostWonderfulSound: Moby's duet with GwenStefani on "South Side." Especially the chorus; let's just say Gwen was a great choice.

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* MostWonderfulSound: Moby's duet with GwenStefani Music/GwenStefani on "South Side." Especially the chorus; let's just say Gwen was a great choice.



* SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: "The Rain Falls And The Sky Shudders." It's little more than six minutes of piano mixed with a rain sound effect, and it's actually more relaxing than it sounds.
** "Rushing", when the ''beautiful'' piano [[MostWonderfulSound kicks in.]]
** "Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track.

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* SugarWiki/SweetDreamsFuel: Where to begin?
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"The Rain Falls And The Sky Shudders." It's little more than six minutes of piano mixed with a rain sound effect, and it's actually more relaxing than it sounds.
** ''So'' much stuff from ''Play'' fits here. "Rushing", when the ''beautiful'' piano [[MostWonderfulSound kicks in.]]
**
]] "Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track.track. "Guitar Flute & String" which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin.
** "Novio," the intro to ''I Like To Score.'' More beautiful piano, plus a sample of a choir singing in Latin. It's powerful stuff.
** The title track from ''18'' is so pretty and soothing, it was the intro to his live shows for a while.
** The ambient second disc from ''Hotel'' was so much this trope that it got a standalone release in 2014.



** "Study War." An anti-war speech mixes with weepy strings. Sounds cheesy, but it's really effective.
** Actually, a lot of stuff from ''Wait For Me'' could go here. Even the instrumental "Shot In The Back Of The Head" just bleeds sadness.



* TrueArtIsAngsty: Attempted on ''Animal Rights''' Needless to say, Moby is not that guy.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: Attempted on ''Animal Rights''' Rights.'' Needless to say, Moby is not that guy.
3rd Jun '15 8:29:50 PM Nozdordomu
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The liner notes to ''Play'' amount to lecturing the reader to take up Moby's life choices - ''especially'' veganism. The last page is nothing but quotes that excoriate the reader for even considering eating animal products. The music's good, the liner notes are terrible.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The liner notes to ''Play'' amount to lecturing the reader to take up Moby's life choices - ''especially'' veganism. The last page is nothing but quotes that excoriate the reader for even considering eating animal products. The music's good, the liner notes are terrible. If it's any help, Moby admits in the notes that they don't have anything to do with the music.
6th Feb '15 4:55:51 PM stuffedninja
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** "Extreme Ways". OH BABY! OH BABY! THEN IT FELL APART! IT FELL APART!



** "Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track.



* TrueArtIsAngsty: Attempted on ''Animal Rights''' Needless to say, Moby is not that guy.

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* TrueArtIsAngsty: Attempted on ''Animal Rights''' Needless to say, Moby is not that guy.guy.
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22nd Jan '15 7:21:59 PM bisonx
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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFmWHiWN32Q This orchestral version]] of ''[[Film/TheBourneSeries The Bourne Legacy]]'''s version of "Extreme Ways" sounds more of a mournful, DarkReprise of the classic Bourne song.
14th Jul '14 7:56:26 PM stuffedninja
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** "My Weakness" is one of the saddest finales to an album of all time.
14th Apr '14 1:30:57 PM stuffedninja
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