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''Play'' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. This was the album that not only saved Moby's career but propelled him into superstardom; three years prior, he had released ''Animal Rights'', an OutOfGenreExperience that saw him experimenting with hardcore punk, alternative rock, and ambient music. (This was due to his frustration with people failing to comprehend his electronic music.) He was ridiculed and mocked the world over, and the disastrous reception led to Moby considering quitting music altogether. Luckily, the next album he released just so happened to be ''Play''.

An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling album of electronically-produced dance music of all time. A good portion of its success was its then-revolutionary promotion method: in response to getting next to zero radio play, ''every single song'' off of ''Play'' was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. Not only did several dozen countries license songs, but many of them licensed multiple songs for use, making Moby's sound a global ubiquity, which in retrospect would come back to bite him later when his albums from the 2000s were not as well received ([[ItsTheSameSoItSucks and partly considered retreads of the ''Play'' formula]]). Regardless, ''Play'' was Moby's breakout album and is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential electronic instrumentals and heavy {{sampling}} of folk, roots and blues music, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny well-worn staples of the genre]]. It is listed as #341 on both versions of ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime "500 best albums of all time"]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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''Play'' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. This was the album that not only saved Moby's career but propelled him into superstardom; three superstardom.

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years prior, he had released ''Animal Rights'', an OutOfGenreExperience that saw him experimenting with hardcore punk, alternative rock, and ambient music. (This was due to his frustration with [[ViewersAreMorons people failing to comprehend his electronic music.music]].) He was ridiculed and mocked the world over, and the disastrous reception led to Moby considering quitting music altogether. Luckily, the next album he released just so happened to be ''Play''.

An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling album of electronically-produced dance music of all time. time.

A good portion of its success was its then-revolutionary promotion method: in response to getting next to zero radio play, ''every single song'' off of ''Play'' was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. Not only did several dozen countries license songs, but many of them licensed multiple songs for use, making Moby's sound a global ubiquity, which in retrospect would come back to bite him later when his albums from the 2000s were not as well received ([[ItsTheSameSoItSucks and partly considered retreads of the ''Play'' this album's formula]]). Regardless, ''Play'' was Moby's breakout album and is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential electronic instrumentals and heavy {{sampling}} of folk, roots and blues music, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny well-worn staples of the genre]]. genre]].

It is listed as #341 on both versions of ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime "500 best albums of all time"]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.


* UpdatedRerelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''.

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* UpdatedRerelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, Music/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''.


An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling album of electronically-produced dance music of all time. A good portion of its success was its then-revolutionary promotion method: in response to getting next to zero radio play, ''every single song'' off of ''Play'' was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. Not only did several dozen countries license songs, but many of them licensed multiple songs for use, making Moby's sound a global ubiquity, which in retrospect would come back to bite him later when his albums from the 2000s were not as well received (and partly considered retreads of the ''Play'' formula.) Regardless, ''Play'' was Moby's breakout album and is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{sampling}} of folk, roots and blues music, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as well-worn staples of the genre. It is listed as #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best albums of all time]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling album of electronically-produced dance music of all time. A good portion of its success was its then-revolutionary promotion method: in response to getting next to zero radio play, ''every single song'' off of ''Play'' was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. Not only did several dozen countries license songs, but many of them licensed multiple songs for use, making Moby's sound a global ubiquity, which in retrospect would come back to bite him later when his albums from the 2000s were not as well received (and ([[ItsTheSameSoItSucks and partly considered retreads of the ''Play'' formula.) formula]]). Regardless, ''Play'' was Moby's breakout album and is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] instrumentals and heavy {{sampling}} of folk, roots and blues music, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as [[SeinfeldIsUnfunny well-worn staples of the genre. genre]]. It is listed as #341 on both versions of ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 "500 best albums of all time]] time"]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.



* UpdatedRerelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''

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* UpdatedRerelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''''Play''.


* UpdatedRelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''

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* UpdatedRelease: UpdatedRerelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''


An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best albums of all time]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of electronically-produced dance music of all time; it became so successful that time. A good portion of its success was its then-revolutionary promotion method: in response to getting next to zero radio play, ''every single'' track on the record single song'' off of ''Play'' was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It Not only did several dozen countries license songs, but many of them licensed multiple songs for use, making Moby's sound a global ubiquity, which in retrospect would come back to bite him later when his albums from the 2000s were not as well received (and partly considered retreads of the ''Play'' formula.) Regardless, ''Play'' was the artist's Moby's breakout album and it is considered to be his best.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{sampling}}, {{sampling}} of folk, roots and blues music, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as well-worn staples of the genre. It is listed as #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best albums of all time]] list. A second album, ''Play: The B Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.



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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to his previous metal album, ''Play'' was seen by many albums as very ambient and mellow, even though he would continue creating more quiet songs in the 2000s.

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* LighterAndSofter: Compared to his previous metal album, ''Play'' is this to the rest of Moby's discography up to that point. His previous work was seen by many albums as very ambient almost exclusively rave, jungle and mellow, even though he would continue creating more quiet songs in the 2000s.hardcore techno; and previous album ''Animal Rights'' was an OutOfGenreExperience of hardcore punk and metal. His second album ''Ambient'' may come close to ''Play'', but it sounds just as urgent as his previous works, whereas ''Play'' is patient with its tempos.


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* UpdatedRelease: A second pressing of ''Play'' was issued with the remix of "South Side" that features Music/NoDoubt singer Creator/GwenStefani, and which was used in the "South Side" music video. Currently, streaming services use the original version as part of ''Play''


* TheNotRemix: "South Side" was done as a collaboration with Main/GwenStefani. However, the vocals she did for the album version came out distorted, so she is completely missing from the album version; Moby is the only one who sings on it. Stefani redid her vocals for the single version, which became massively popular in part due to her credit.

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* TheNotRemix: "South Side" was done as a collaboration with Main/GwenStefani.Music/GwenStefani. However, the vocals she did for the album version came out distorted, so she is completely missing from the album version; Moby is the only one who sings on it. Stefani redid her vocals for the single version, which became massively popular in part due to her credit.


'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. This was the album that not only saved Moby's career but propelled him into superstardom; three years prior, he had released ''Animal Rights'', an OutOfGenreExperience that saw him experimenting with hardcore punk, alternative rock, and ambient music. (This was due to his frustration with people failing to comprehend his electronic music.) He was ridiculed and mocked the world over, and the disastrous reception led to Moby considering quitting music altogether. Luckily, the next album he released just so happened to be ''Play''.

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'''''Play''''' ''Play'' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. This was the album that not only saved Moby's career but propelled him into superstardom; three years prior, he had released ''Animal Rights'', an OutOfGenreExperience that saw him experimenting with hardcore punk, alternative rock, and ambient music. (This was due to his frustration with people failing to comprehend his electronic music.) He was ridiculed and mocked the world over, and the disastrous reception led to Moby considering quitting music altogether. Luckily, the next album he released just so happened to be ''Play''.



Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best albums of all time]] list. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, {{sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best albums of all time]] list. A second album, '''''Play: ''Play: The B Sides''''', Sides'', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.


An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.

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An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.
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'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.

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'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. This was the album that not only saved Moby's career but propelled him into superstardom; three years prior, he had released ''Animal Rights'', an OutOfGenreExperience that saw him experimenting with hardcore punk, alternative rock, and ambient music. (This was due to his frustration with people failing to comprehend his electronic music.) He was ridiculed and mocked the world over, and the disastrous reception led to Moby considering quitting music altogether. Luckily, the next album he released just so happened to be ''Play''.

An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.





Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime best album of all time]]. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone #341 on ''[[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 Stone]]''[='=]s [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime 500 best album albums of all time]].time]] list. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.


* TheNotRemix: "South Side" was done as a collaboration with Music/GwenStefani. However, the vocals she did for the album version came out distorted, so she is completely missing from the album version; Moby is the only one who sings on it. Stefani redid her vocals for the single version, which became massively popular in part due to her credit.

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* TheNotRemix: "South Side" was done as a collaboration with Music/GwenStefani.Main/GwenStefani. However, the vocals she did for the album version came out distorted, so she is completely missing from the album version; Moby is the only one who sings on it. Stefani redid her vocals for the single version, which became massively popular in part due to her credit.


** In fact, Moby has sampled so many artists, he only has ''five'' vocal credits on the entire album, on "Porcelain", "South Side", "Machete", "If Things Were Perfect", and "The Sky Is Broken".

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** In fact, Moby has sampled so many artists, he only has ''five'' vocal credits on the entire album, album: on "Porcelain", "South Side", "Machete", "If Things Were Perfect", and "The Sky Is Broken".Broken".
* TheNotRemix: "South Side" was done as a collaboration with Music/GwenStefani. However, the vocals she did for the album version came out distorted, so she is completely missing from the album version; Moby is the only one who sings on it. Stefani redid her vocals for the single version, which became massively popular in part due to her credit.


'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. It was an unexpected sleeper hit, selling only six thousand copies in its first week, but eleven months later, that number climbed to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it's the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime best album of all time]]. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction with the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

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'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. It was an An unexpected sleeper hit, it went from selling only six thousand copies in its first week, but eleven months later, that number climbed week to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week. week eleven months later. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it's it remains the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television. It was the artist's breakout album and it is considered to be his MagnumOpus.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime best album of all time]]. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction with to the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.


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* AngelicBeauty: Creator/ChristinaRicci as the angel in "Natural Blues." Lawdy, she sure knows how to move those hips...


'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. It was an unexpected sleeper hit, selling only six thousand copies in its first week, but eleven months later, that number climbed to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it's the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television.

It was the breakout album for the artist, who had been suffering from depression since his previous album, ''Animal Sounds'', had not performed well at all. Moby admitted that had this album not become so successful, he would have gone back to school and quit music altogether. He has since had a hugely successful career, though he [[CueIrony noted the irony]] that the same record companies who had rejected this album [[ProfessionalButtKisser tried to pander to him following this success]].

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime best album of all time]]. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction with the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

In short, it is his MagnumOpus.

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'''''Play''''' is the fifth studio album by ElectronicMusic artist Music/{{Moby}}, released in 1999. It was an unexpected sleeper hit, selling only six thousand copies in its first week, but eleven months later, that number climbed to ''one hundred fifty thousand'' per week. It has since sold 12 million copies, and it's the best-selling techno album of all time; it became so successful that ''every single'' track on the record was licensed for use in advertising, films, and television.

television. It was the artist's breakout album for the artist, who had been suffering from depression since and it is considered to be his previous album, ''Animal Sounds'', had not performed well at all. Moby admitted that had this album not become so successful, he would have gone back to school and quit music altogether. He has since had a hugely successful career, though he [[CueIrony noted the irony]] that the same record companies who had rejected this album [[ProfessionalButtKisser tried to pander to him following this success]].

MagnumOpus.

Critics have noted that its influential [[EpicInstrumentalOpener electronic instrumentals]] and heavy {{Sampling}}, both revolutionary ideas in electronica at the time, are now recognized as staples of the genre. It is listed as [[Magazine/RollingStone Rolling Stone Magazine]]'s #341 [[Music/RollingStone500GreatestAlbumsOfAllTime best album of all time]]. A second album, '''''Play: The B Sides''''', was released in conjunction with the core album the following year, highlighting Moby's diverse style and thematic concerns.

In short, it is his MagnumOpus.
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* AllOrNothing: Moby stated that if this album had not become so successful, he would have gone back to school for architecture and ditched music altogether.


It was the breakout album for the artist, who had been suffering depression since his previous album, ''Animal Sounds'', had not performed well at all. Moby admitted that had this album not become so successful, he would have gone back to school and quit music altogether. He has since had a hugely successful career, though he [[CueIrony noted the irony]] that the same record companies who had rejected this album [[ProfessionalButtKisser tried to pander to him following this success]].

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It was the breakout album for the artist, who had been suffering from depression since his previous album, ''Animal Sounds'', had not performed well at all. Moby admitted that had this album not become so successful, he would have gone back to school and quit music altogether. He has since had a hugely successful career, though he [[CueIrony noted the irony]] that the same record companies who had rejected this album [[ProfessionalButtKisser tried to pander to him following this success]].



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