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  • Summary: The latest release from the electronic artist features some tracks from his catalog with new orchestral and acoustic arrangements with the Budapest Art Orchestra and guest appearances from Novo Amor, Darlingside, Nataly Dawn, Skylar Grey, Deitrick Haddon, Amythyst Kiah, Jim James, ApolloThe latest release from the electronic artist features some tracks from his catalog with new orchestral and acoustic arrangements with the Budapest Art Orchestra and guest appearances from Novo Amor, Darlingside, Nataly Dawn, Skylar Grey, Deitrick Haddon, Amythyst Kiah, Jim James, Apollo Jane, Mindy Jones, Kris Kristofferson, Mark Lanegan, Luna Li, Víkingur Ólafsson, Gregory Porter, and Alice Skye. Expand
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  1. May 28, 2021
    90
    Reprise is a bold late-career gem that legitimizes Moby's brand of electronic music by extracting the existing emotions that always dwelled beneath the digital soundscapes, revealing a heart that was always there but is now on full glorious display.
  2. 80
    This album is unlikely to win him any new fans. But, for the many millions whose lives intersected with the original music, Reprise offers a graceful and nuanced opportunity to take stock.
  3. Uncut
    May 28, 2021
    70
    The new takes largely work well, underscoring the compositional strength of the original songs. [Jul 2021, p.31]
  4. 60
    Overall, ‘Reprise’ is full of dignified reworkings that don’t offer too many surprises.
  5. May 28, 2021
    50
    Reprise offers a pleasant, even graceful but ultimately insubstantial retrospective of an artist who can be fascinating when he’s not overly focused on his pleasant, insubstantial brand.
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  1. Jun 2, 2021
    10
    Just like Play was, within the first few listens, 22 years ago, so reprise holds fast and doesn't let go.
    Although the album is made up of
    Just like Play was, within the first few listens, 22 years ago, so reprise holds fast and doesn't let go.
    Although the album is made up of covers, there's no doubt that there's a sharp commercial focus with each and every track crafted to fit into a million movie soundtracks.
    Moby has asked himself "What would Play sound like if I made it for today's world and media?"
    And it's hard to argue with his answer.
    I have a sneaking suspicion that this album, like Play, is going to start out being almost unplayed by the masses, and it's going to snowball into the biggest album of the year by the time the credits roll.
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  2. Jun 4, 2021
    9
    _____ As if yes - it turns out that you listen to covers from the very same author. Why not? -Give new life to your creation, put on a new_____ As if yes - it turns out that you listen to covers from the very same author. Why not? -Give new life to your creation, put on a new costume, change the scenery ... I liked it!

    And really, these performances seemed to me closer and somehow more sincere ... but this does not in the least devalue the originals. It's just that these interpretations correspond to other moods, and even to age.
    "Natural Blues", performed with Gregory Potter and Amethyst Kia - just tore up and cheered up! Formication...
    And in the composition "Extreme Ways", as if hidden earlier behind the music, the text was exposed and came to the fore. The song began to sound much more dramatic and soulful ...
    And what about The Last Day with the participation of Skylar Gray ... very romantic.
    And "The lonely night" with Mark Lanegan and Chris Kristofferson, which has matured so much due to the hoarse voices of the two American pillars of music ...

    In general, yes - everything worked out! I listen and listen again and again.
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