Baby Monkey - Voodoo Child
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  • Summary: Voodoo Child is the electronic dance music alter-ego for Moby, and this is his first full album under that name, after a series of singles released during the 1990s.
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. They’re perhaps a tad unoriginal - a hint of Felix here, a spot of 'Positive Education' there, a sniff of classic Sabres Of Paradise and some 'Stakker Humanoid' round the corner ­ but hey, what’s wrong with nostalgia? Especially when it gets your hands in the air like you just don’t care.
  2. When he inches toward the current, Moby tips too close to listless trance. And when it sticks with the kind of choppy, anthemic techno he knows best, Baby Monkey sounds more like a nimble one-off than a meaningful return.
  3. It might be a better album if a tad self-edited, but overall it'll do for most Mobyites.
  4. 60
    As self-indulgent side projects go, this could be a whole lot worse. [Apr 2004, p.139]
  5. 60
    Has a strangely nostalgic feel. [Mar 2004, p.104]
  6. Often sounds virtually identical to a generic dance record circa 1992.
  7. Baby Monkey has nothing of the danger, adventure or indeed chemical frisson that defined rave culture--it's just smug sonic wallpaper. [Mar 2004, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4