Last Night

  • Record Label: Mute
  • Release Date: Apr 1, 2008
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. A concept album about an all-night bender, Last Night solidifies Moby's link in the chain that binds DJ pioneers like Todd Terry to slinky futurists like Justice.
  2. This is the definitive Moby album.
  3. Overall this is an unpretentious and varied album of rave stompers, hands-up disco and sedate moments of beguiling ambience that combine to form probably his best and most cohesive album since "Play."
  4. 80
    For the first time since 1995's "Everything Is Wrong," the producer who cashes checks as Richard Melville Hall has made an album that, while not devoid of song craft, doesn't allow the pop elements to overpower the dance floor punch.
  5. An intoxicating record from a re-energised Moby, for the first time in years he isn't struggling to work out how to follow "Play" and "Last Night" is all the more convincing for it.
  6. Last Night is nonetheless an extremely warm, loving, moving album concerned with more than just vintage sounds.
  7. These songs aren't as transcendent as a Chemical Brothers comedown, but they'll suffice until the Chems reunite with Beth Orton.
  8. On Last Night, Moby is as blissfully out of touch with modern club music as he is current.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. May 13, 2012
    8
    I'm not crazy for dance music or eletronica, but I really like Moby's music for some reason. Even loved the Hotel album and how they used aI'm not crazy for dance music or eletronica, but I really like Moby's music for some reason. Even loved the Hotel album and how they used a song from that album for The Devil Wears Prada movie. Maybe it's because he's a vegetarian that I like him! Anyway, this one is a keeper for me. Full Review »
  2. CaseyE
    Apr 12, 2008
    9
    This is easily in his top 3 probably behind Everything is Wrong & Play. This is a real return to form for Mr. Melville, a great mix of old This is easily in his top 3 probably behind Everything is Wrong & Play. This is a real return to form for Mr. Melville, a great mix of old and new, with all that Moby charm. His last couple of albums were trash i felt but I am really loving this. Instead of trying to recreate Play you can tell he's got his musical soul back. Full Review »
  3. RickR.
    Apr 7, 2008
    9
    I agree almost completely with Julian L.'s review. Nicely said. "Last Night" oozes with a club/disco/retro feel. I love how the album I agree almost completely with Julian L.'s review. Nicely said. "Last Night" oozes with a club/disco/retro feel. I love how the album shifts in tone from the full throttle energy of the beginning of a night out clubbing to the slow, quiet, sedate songs that close out the album (as the night winds down). Personally, after the initial awesome "Ooh Yeah" cut, I find tracks 2-4 kind of weak. The album then kicks back in with track 5, and from then on it's a near perfect album. "Alice" and "Hyenas" are standouts, as are "Disco Lies" and "Stars." I also love how Moby channels Tangerine Dream in "Sweet Apocalypse." The quiet "Mothers Of The Night" and reflective "Last Night" round out this solid album. Nicely done, Moby! Full Review »