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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 111 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 6 out of 111

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  1. ARC
    Sep 16, 2002
    6
    Okay. It works well as background music (as its use in various commercials has shown) but doesn't seem as interesting when listened to for its own sake.
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84

Universal acclaim - based on 20 Critics

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  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
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  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.