18

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: May 14, 2002
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 6 out of 37

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  1. JS
    Sep 2, 2002
    1
    a bunch of complete and utter twaddle. more 'tear-your-hair-out' than 'chill-out'.
  2. JohnF.
    May 8, 2002
    3
    Moby, you're not going to be a licensing treasure two in a row, so do something interesting. This man could do so much better.
  3. MichaelF.
    May 14, 2002
    0
    I'm a HUGE Moby fan. But this cd is just shit. I listened to the cd on AOL and I just thanked God that I didn't buy it. PLAY was a GREAT cd, every song was great and different. Well, with 18, every song is different, but fucking HORRIBLE! I bet that there's ONE good song on that cd. That's what they should call the cd "One to 17" 1 being the only good song and 17 being I'm a HUGE Moby fan. But this cd is just shit. I listened to the cd on AOL and I just thanked God that I didn't buy it. PLAY was a GREAT cd, every song was great and different. Well, with 18, every song is different, but fucking HORRIBLE! I bet that there's ONE good song on that cd. That's what they should call the cd "One to 17" 1 being the only good song and 17 being all the shitty ones. The songs sound like fucking lullabies for fuck's sake! At least it's original. But it's shit and a half. I could probably get more pleasue out of watching a shitty, good-for-nothing, offensive, close-minded, imature, stupid Eminem music video. But I probably wouldn't half as hard as this shitty cd. Collapse
  4. FeiteF.
    May 15, 2002
    2
    This album is really boring. '18' is just copy and paste fom 'Play'. Moby, you are more creative than this!
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
  1. The lead single, the excellent, Bowie-ish wibbler 'We Are All Made Of Stars' is a total red herring. The other 67 minutes and 17 tracks are 'Play' Redux; familiar-sounding "oh-lord-my-dog's-just-died" samples over shopworn pianos and strings, straining to be epic but lacking the crucial element of surprise that made 'Play' sound so innovative.
  2. Another cool chill-out album.
  3. Q Magazine
    80
    A more coherent album [than Play], it enchances rather than advances his previous approach, proving superior to its predecessor because its music is more sensitive, its emotions more personal, and what's on offer is a closer, more inviting experience. [May 2002, p.105]