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  • Summary: Can he do it again? Coming a full three years after his surprise megahit 'Play,' this new album from Richard Melville Hall attempts to repeat that disc's success with (surprise) 18 new tracks, including collaborations with Angie Stone, Sinead O'Connor, Azure Ray and MC Lyte.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. Another cool chill-out album.
  2. Mixer
    The most poignant artistic statement of his career. [May 2002, p.70]
  3. He has created a record that might not be as wildly eclectic on the surface as Play, and it certainly lacks club-hits on the level of "Bodyrock" or "South Side," but it's a warm, enveloping, humanistic record with real emotional resonance, which surely is a noteworthy artistic step forward.
  4. Moby continues to do on 18 what he’s always done best, and that is to fuse disparate musical styles with a pop sensibility, while maintaining a moody, almost gothic theme.
  5. At its best, 18 is a mesmerizing negotiation of the gap between mainstream tastes and underground allegiances. As a whole, though, it's too stuck in its in-between space to step beyond an uninspiring middle ground.
  6. An attempted retread that feels more driven by commerce than conviction and suffers as a result.
  7. Moby is no auteur, a fact made painfully clear by his terrible new album, 18, which revisits the already derivative territory of Play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. [Anonymous]
    Jun 3, 2002
  2. GwenT.
    May 26, 2002
    Another good one.
  3. Jun 25, 2012
    Keeping the style that he had from his Play album, Moby
  4. TF
    Jun 5, 2005
    Not quite as good as Play, but still fun.
  5. ALexanderN
    Jul 23, 2007
    Good mood and very deep feelings...
  6. MarkM
    Jun 9, 2002
    I guess the expectations were too high after 'Play'. This cd doesn't quite reach the brilliance of that one. Should be I guess the expectations were too high after 'Play'. This cd doesn't quite reach the brilliance of that one. Should be interesting to see which direction Moby takes next. Expand
  7. JS
    Sep 2, 2002
    a bunch of complete and utter twaddle. more 'tear-your-hair-out' than 'chill-out'.

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