Baby Monkey

  • Record Label: V2
  • Release Date: Jan 27, 2004
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. The fact is, Moby is still the best person to make records that sound like early Moby.
  3. Blender
    60
    As self-indulgent side projects go, this could be a whole lot worse. [Apr 2004, p.139]
  4. It might be a better album if a tad self-edited, but overall it'll do for most Mobyites.
  5. Urb
    60
    In the clubs, Baby Monkey will find a welcome family. [May 2004, p.87]
  6. Mojo
    60
    Has a strangely nostalgic feel. [Mar 2004, p.104]
  7. 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.
  8. Often sounds virtually identical to a generic dance record circa 1992.
  9. Spin
    50
    These tracks lack the energy to power a glow stick. [Mar 2004, p.96]
  10. Entertainment Weekly
    50
    It's competent, if fairly faceless. [23/30 Jan 2004, p.99]
  11. Q Magazine
    40
    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]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. AlfredoA
    Jul 9, 2006
    10
    Bro it seems that you dont knot anything about dance musica, this is a piece of art...
  2. NathanB
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    This has to be one of Moby's greatest releases since his old albums, Early Underground and the self titled "Moby". I highly recommend This has to be one of Moby's greatest releases since his old albums, Early Underground and the self titled "Moby". I highly recommend this to everyone. Full Review »
  3. NathanB
    Mar 10, 2004
    10
    This has to be one of Moby's greatest releases since his old albums, Early Underground and the self titled "Moby". I highly recommend This has to be one of Moby's greatest releases since his old albums, Early Underground and the self titled "Moby". I highly recommend this to everyone. Full Review »