Metascore
65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. It is Moby’s right (as well as his wont) to repurpose the same songs, the same structures over and over again. It is my own right, however, to choose to listen to something else entirely.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Sep 18, 2010
    6
    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 -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.
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  2. JayL
    Aug 3, 2009
    10
    A beautiful record. Moby at his best.
  3. mars75
    Jul 24, 2009
    10
    Moby definitely back to form...his best outing since 18 which is a masterpiece imho.