Play

User Score
9.1

Universal acclaim- based on 108 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 5 out of 108

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  1. Damian
    Aug 27, 2004
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    This album is bland and dull... that is unless you're an advertising exec, in which case it's perfect. So I assume that was it's main motive-to attract their attention. Moby's politics and musical ability aside: to provide music for advertising wasteful, vain, destructive commodities (eg cars) is bad enough, but to profit from it... well, that's just shameful. May This album is bland and dull... that is unless you're an advertising exec, in which case it's perfect. So I assume that was it's main motive-to attract their attention. Moby's politics and musical ability aside: to provide music for advertising wasteful, vain, destructive commodities (eg cars) is bad enough, but to profit from it... well, that's just shameful. May as well sell drugs. Expand
  2. AmberE.
    Jul 27, 2002
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    Moby proves that he sux. and Eminem Rules!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. edtex
    Oct 19, 2004
    0
    he epitomises the money-driven greed and hypocrisy of modern society. play is the most licenced body of work ever. with a record 900 synch licences to adverts all this, from work based on copyright-free blues recordings and artists whose relatives are very unlikely to be living in a fancy condo in the east village. he gets all the publishing. white folk stealing black music? i'm sick he epitomises the money-driven greed and hypocrisy of modern society. play is the most licenced body of work ever. with a record 900 synch licences to adverts all this, from work based on copyright-free blues recordings and artists whose relatives are very unlikely to be living in a fancy condo in the east village. he gets all the publishing. white folk stealing black music? i'm sick of celebrities happy to flog their integrity for cash. oh yes, and the musical part of whats he's added to his carnival of stolen voices?turgid lifeless production, with 'honey' the only bearable track. Expand
Metascore
84

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. This time out, Moby manages to establish himself not only as a talented multi-instrumentalist and genre-jumper, but as someone who can write interesting songs in a variety of genres -- a point he's missed in the past.
  2. But though the blues and gospel and more gospel testify not just for song but for body and spirit, they wouldn't shout anywhere near as loud and clear without the mastermind's ministrations--his grooves, his pacing, his textures, his harmonies, sometimes his tunes...
  3. Play's inventiveness will restore his reputation as a puck-like, maverick talent.