So it’s possible that the songs on Wait For Me will end up in the same coffeehouses and car commercials and other small, sterile environments as those on Play, but Hall’s drawing inwards as hard as he can, to the great benefit of his compositions, and Wait For Me is unabashedly majestic.
There's stirring emotion to 'Pale Horses' restrained mournfulness and the soulful vocals on the minimal 'Walk With Me,' though it can sound as if has a button on his laptiop that wafts this stuff out automatically. [Aug 2009, p.108]
MarceloL.Jul 9, 2009I just cannot understand why those guys qualify this album that bad. is a masterpiece.... for people like me who preferes eluvium and this I just cannot understand why those guys qualify this album that bad. is a masterpiece.... for people like me who preferes eluvium and this type of sounds.… Expand
mars75Jul 24, 2009Moby definitely back to form...his best outing since 18 which is a masterpiece imho.
JayLAug 3, 2009A beautiful record. Moby at his best.
BrRJul 11, 2009I'd give this a 6, but i'm sure it will grow on me. A few listens in, "Wait For Me" is pleasant and well produced, but other than I'd give this a 6, but i'm sure it will grow on me. A few listens in, "Wait For Me" is pleasant and well produced, but other than "Shotin the Back of the Head", having been played numerous times in anticipation of the album release, i can't recall a single track. So, it's diverting and downbeat, but nothing special.… Expand
Sep 18, 2010Although It's great to see Moby back to doing downbeat stuff again, This album suffers from way too many tracks that don't need to be here -Although It's great to see Moby back to doing downbeat stuff again, This album suffers from way too many tracks that don't need to be here - "Stock Radio" being an example. The songs, although in many places beautiful, suffer from an infuriating lack of progression: "A Seated Night" and "Ghost Return" in particular sound exactly the same at the start as they do at the end. In some places this can be really effective, but a whole album full grates after a couple of listens. The lyrics are also a little too direct for an album of this kind, "Pale Horses" being the main culprit.
However, about half of this album makes for something really special. "Wait for Me" is haunting, and the euphoric burst of sound halfway through "Shot in the Back of the Head" and the quiet introversion of "Isolate" are Moby at his best - a lack of Focus is what eventually spoils this Album.… Expand
SamR.Jul 9, 2009Eh, Whatever. The only good track here is "Shot in the Back of the Head," which isn't even that great.
Jan 10, 2014With the exception of "Pale Horses" and "Shot in the Back of the Head", there is very little about this album to admire. Though Moby has neverWith the exception of "Pale Horses" and "Shot in the Back of the Head", there is very little about this album to admire. Though Moby has never been known for big beats or dynamic tracks, he at least kept things interesting on his previous efforts. However, Wait For Me is a boring trudge through tracks that have no emotional impact and even less originality. The most unbelievable part though might be that he released an ambient (as though the original version was not ambient) version of this album, and it managed to actually be better. Still, die hard fans of Moby might still like this album, but I cannot see many other people liking it much better than I did.… Expand
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