Moby
Last Night


4.0
excellent

Review

by Raul Stanciu STAFF
March 27th, 2010 | 14 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Last Night is a great throwback at Moby's glory days, returning to the electronica sound that characterized his early work

Drawing inspiration from New York clubs, Moby reportedly tried to condense a night out in his beloved city into a “65 minute long album”. In fact, the album’s tracks are organized by how a typical night out goes: the first part it’s mostly uptempo, leaving the ambient numbers towards the end of the albums as you get tired and come home. Each song can be associated with a moment throughout the night.

However, this album is more focused than 1995’s schizophrenic “Everything is Wrong”. The songs keep a similar pace from the catchy opener “Ooh Yeah” to “The Stars”.

With many sounds that have fallen out of fashion recaptured here, it’s somewhat refreshing and fun to listen to old school ravers like ‘’Everyday It’s 1989’’and ‘’ The Stars’’. Also, 90’s house tracks like “Disco Lies”, “I’m In Love” and “Live For Tomorrow” work very nice, with some help of back then’s characteristically female voice.

Also, Moby, with some help of rappers Grandmaster Caz, British MC Aynzli and the Nigerian 419 Squad, experiments with trip hop in songs like “Alice” and “I Love To Move In Here”. While the former is a decent album track, still a little bit overcrowded, the second works better because of its loose sound and slick beats.

The only drawback here it’s the misplaced “Degenerates”. Instead of being left at the end, it’s like a DJ’s wrong choice at a party.

It wouldn’t be a Moby album if it hadn’t had any sad ambient tunes.Highlights “Mothers Of The Night” and “Hyenas” act as a comedown after a night partying. Moby’s nostalgic voice could have helped even more the second part of the album, however, he chose to drastically reduce his vocal appearances to only two songs.

Another nice surprise it’s the jazzy hidden track “Lucy Vida” which reminds of the Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks” painting. Think of it as an opposite closer to“Last Night” which drags for 5 minutes like a drunkard to the bed.

Overall, “Last Night” it’s a great throwback to Moby’s glory days , and even though it’s not as insane as his first two records, this album still shows that after 20 years he can still make you dance.

Highlights - "Ooh Yeah", "Disco Lies", "I'm In Love", "Mothers Of The Night", "Everyday It's 1989"



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Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


31358 Comments


the first part it’s mostly uptempo, leaving the ambient numbers towards the end of the albums as you get tired and come home.

Should be....the first part is mostly uptempo, leaving....
However, this album is more focused than 1995’s schizophrenic “Everything is Wrong”. The songs keep a similar pace from the catchy opener “Ooh Yeah” to “The Stars”.

Combine this paragraph with another, it just comes out of nowhere
Also, Moby, with some help of rappers Grandmaster Caz, British MC Aynzli and the Nigerian 419 Squad, experiments with trip hop in songs like “Alice” and “I Love To Move In Here”.

They're not Trip Hop
Overall, “Last Night” it’s a great throwback to Moby’s glory days , and even though it’s not as insane as his first two records, this album still shows that after 20 years he can still make you dance.

No, this album needs to die in flames

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bloc
March 27th 2010


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

I liked Oooh Yeah for a bit, but damn this was the worst.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


31358 Comments


I actually like Degenerates

bloc
March 27th 2010


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Play and 18 are ma niggaz.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


31358 Comments


Hotel had a few okay moments tbh. His new one, Wait For Me ain't none too shabby

bloc
March 27th 2010


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Haven't even heard that new one, didn't even know he had a new one! I thought Hotel was terrible too.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


31358 Comments


Wait For Me is kinda like the continuation of Play and 18. Actually, screw kinda. It is the continuation

robertsona
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


15051 Comments


play is easily this dude's best by faR

bloc
March 27th 2010


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Wait For Me is kinda like the continuation of Play and 18. Actually, screw kinda. It is the continuation

Whoa, if that's true I better take a listen.

Deviant.
Staff Reviewer
March 27th 2010


31358 Comments


I'd check it out

bloc
March 27th 2010


34925 Comments

Album Rating: 1.5

Oh....Then maybe I won't.....

Gyromania
June 13th 2011


15941 Comments


I've only heard "Alice" and I loved it. Album seems to have been met with poor reception here on sputnik though.

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Snooze00
December 6th 2012


239 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

This one is a big fail. Back to the sound engineering room and redo it please. im not satisfied sorry.

jtswope
April 5th 2014


2368 Comments

Album Rating: 2.0

Hyenas is a cool track. This record is very hit and miss for me though.



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