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  • Summary: Described by Moby himself as a "soundtrack for empty cities at 2 a.m.," the electronic artist's 10th album was recorded while on tour.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. May 23, 2011
    Destroyed is up there with his career peaks. [Jun 2011, p.91]
  2. May 16, 2011
    Ditch the first 20 minutes and open the album with the stunning, nearly seven-minute "The Violent Bear It Away," which is tucked away toward Destroyed's end, and here's a career-defining work.
  3. Jun 8, 2011
    As with the majority of his work, the most notable tracks are all instrumental. [May 2011, p.89]
  4. May 16, 2011
    Bearing in mind that music about touring is of more interest to the artist than to listeners, it's still easy to appreciate swathes of Destroyed.
  5. May 17, 2011
    Destroyed is slower than 2008's bright, clubby throwback Last Night and livelier than 2009's oft-despondent Wait For Me, but it's more like the latter, if only because none of the hooks stick.
  6. Jun 2, 2011
    Despite a fairly catastrophic mid-album dip in quality, there are enough of the big soaring numbers, and a smattering of new ideas to see him through. So it's just like most other Moby albums really.
  7. May 16, 2011
    The motion is uniform, the form is monotonous, the experience disquieting but benign. Destroyed is more distracted than coolly distanced, a satellite unmoored by Ground Control.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jun 2, 2011
    This is a good album. It need proper listening to... end to end which I think is the intention. Really timeless. You an get lost in it. Grown, intelligent up stuff. Right up there with his best. Lacrimae is my favourite at the moment. Expand
  2. May 12, 2012
    Okay, I stumbed upon this album 2 years after its release, as I often to do with music which I don't think I'll like, have never heard, and anyway have something better to listen to. Then at the record store, Reckless Records in Chicago, there it was staring at me and saying "This is a good album, and you haven't enjoyed Play that much, even as much as Hotel. So I have in, paid the 8.99 (used price!), and I'm glad I did. This album can be played when I want some beautiful sounds, the kind which I don't already have. So good on Moby to forge ahead and to make this fine album and I give it a "7." Expand