User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29

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  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 - "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 placesAlthough 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. SamR.
    Jul 9, 2009
    5
    Eh, Whatever. The only good track here is "Shot in the Back of the Head," which isn't even that great.
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65

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 26
  2. Negative: 1 out of 26
  1. Moby's most unified and understated album, and all the better for it, Wait for Me is a morose set of elegantly bleary material, quite a shift from the hedonistic club tracks of "Last Night."
  2. For anyone wanting to hear a genuine progression from the blueprint laid out by "Play" and to enjoy the calmer, more ethereal and undeniably sadder side of Moby's music, Wait For Me is worthy of further investigation.
  3. Yes, he's still plugging away, swapping the frenetic disco of 2008's "Last Night" for a more cultured sound.