YMMV: Moby

  • 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.
  • Archive Panic: Let's dive right in. He's been recording under the Moby name since the beginning of The Nineties, 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.
  • Ear Worm: "South Side," "Natural Blues" and "Dream About Me."
  • Ending Fatigue: The 10-minute "Face It" from Animal Rights. Moby once said on his blog that it was his favorite song that he's ever recorded.
  • Fanon Dis Continuity: 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 Terence Trent D'Arby and I got a phone call from Axl Rose saying he was listening to Animal Rights on repeat. 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.
  • It's The Same, Now It Sucks: Critical reaction to 18.
  • Most Wonderful Sound: Moby's duet with Gwen Stefani on "South Side." Especially the chorus; let's just say Gwen was a great choice.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: Play did exactly that for Moby.
  • Sampled Up: 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.
    • One "sample" isn't even a sample at all, but is instead a full remix. In 1937, a singer named Vera Hallnote  recorded a song called "Trouble so Hard", which Moby remixed and retitled "Natural Blues" for his aforementioned Play album.
  • Sweet Dreams Fuel: "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 kicks in.
  • Tear Jerker: Strangely his songs where he sang less tend to put more people to tears than the ones where he sings throughout.
  • Tough Act to Follow: Play is definitely this.
  • True Art Is Angsty: Attempted on Animal Rights' Needless to say, Moby is not that guy.