- Creator Breakdown: After the failure of Animal Rights, Moby spent many sleepless drunken nights writing the songs that would appear on Play.
- Old Shame: In various interviews, Moby has stated that Hotel is his least favorite work of his discography.
"I like some of the songs, but I produce it in such a generic way, that I was really kinda disappointed with myself as a producer and as a musician."
- His first self-titled album as well; It was rushed to to release without Moby's knowledge, and mostly consisted of old work. He refused to acknowledge it for a while, but since then he's lightened up and sometimes still plays tracks from it live.
- One-Hit Wonder: While having many hits overseas, "Southside" was the only track of his to ever chart in the US.