History YMMV / Moby

15th Apr '17 9:12:30 PM NWolfman
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* PopularAmongFurries: The music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horrible wrong]].

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* PopularAmongFurries: PopularWithFurries: The music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horrible wrong]].
15th Apr '17 9:12:13 PM NWolfman
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* PopularAmongFurries: The music video for "Beautiful," which depicts a swingers' party for people in animal costumes that [[GoneHorriblyWrong goes horrible wrong]].
15th Jan '17 6:22:42 AM tonagamu
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** Moby's voice is also surprisingly good on here as well. He's not technically a bad vocalist. He's just unaware that he's mostly a bass/baritone (vocal part) and it's when he wails in the tenor range and is clearly straining that he sounds frail.
15th Jan '17 6:20:33 AM tonagamu
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Animal Rights'' has gotten warmer reception over the years, particularly with heavy music fans and listeners able to separate it from his more typical discography.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Animal Rights'' has gotten warmer reception over the years, particularly with heavy music fans and listeners able to separate it from his more typical discography. That being said, it's still seen as a weaker effort, though not the utter disaster it was in 1997.
8th Dec '16 2:58:41 PM ThornBrain
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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.
** 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.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: Moby's always been unafraid to push his vegan agenda, from his music to his liner notes to his social media presence. 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.
** 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.
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* EarWorm: "South Side," "Natural Blues" and "Dream About Me."

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"South Side," "Natural Blues" and "Dream About Me."



* 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. [[Music/{{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."

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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,
though. 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. [[Music/{{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."



* LoveItOrHateIt: Both times Moby attempted to cross over to rock audiences, it hasn't worked out. The failure of ''Animal Rights'' is well-documented, of course. And while ''Hotel'' hit #1 in some European countries and went on to sell a couple million, [[CriticalDissonance critics absolutely loathed it]], and even [[CreatorBacklash Moby himself]] was unsatisfied with how it turned out. That said, diehard Moby fans and new fans alike have found merit in the former's attempt at DarkerAndEdgier alt-rock, and the latter's 2000s update on the sounds of Music/TheCure and Music/NewOrder.

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* LoveItOrHateIt: Both times Moby attempted to cross over to rock audiences, it hasn't worked out. The failure of ''Animal Rights'' is well-documented, of course. And while ''Hotel'' hit #1 in some European countries and went on to sell a couple million, [[CriticalDissonance critics absolutely loathed it]], and even [[CreatorBacklash Moby himself]] was unsatisfied with how it turned out. That said, diehard Moby fans and new fans alike have found merit in the former's attempt at DarkerAndEdgier alt-rock, and the latter's 2000s update on the sounds of Music/TheCure and Music/NewOrder. He tried it again with ''These System's are Failing'''s heavy electronic rock sound, which finally managed a generally positive reception.



* SampledUp: Do you like Alan Lomax blues recordings? You're in luck. He samples the hell out of these.
** He can also sample just about anything and make it sound awesome.

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Do you like Alan Lomax blues recordings? You're in luck. He samples the hell out of these.
** He can also sample just about anything and make it sound awesome.
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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Animal Rights'' has been getting warmer reception over the years.

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* VindicatedByHistory: ''Animal Rights'' has been getting gotten warmer reception over the years.years, particularly with heavy music fans and listeners able to separate it from his more typical discography.
4th Jun '16 6:47:22 PM gewunomox
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** 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."

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** 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}} [[Music/{{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."
7th May '16 4:23:11 PM wyattte
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* LoveItOrHateIt: Both times Moby attempted to cross over to rock audiences, it hasn't worked out. The failure of ''Animal Rights'' is well-documented, of course. And while ''Hotel'' hit #1 in some European countries and went on to sell a couple million, [[CriticalDissonance critics absolutely loathed it]], and even [[CreatorBacklash Moby himself]] was unsatisfied with how it turned out. That said, diehard Moby fans and new fans alike have found merit in the former's attempt at DarkerAndEdgier alt-rock, and the latter's 2000s update on the sounds of Music/TheCure and Music/NewOrder.


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* NewbieBoom: The new generation of fans that slowly made ''Music/{{Play}}'' into a sleeper hit.


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* SignatureSong: A few candidates for this one. If you're talking 90s rave-era Moby, then it's unmistakably "Go." After he radically shifted his career around the TurnOfTheMillennium, it's probably "Porcelain" or "Natural Blues."
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.
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"Rushing", when the ''beautiful'' piano [[MostWonderfulSound kicks in.]] ]]
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"Inside", which is a full-blown ambient track. track.
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"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.
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