Monday, October 06, 2008

Listening Post

Moby's 1999 album Play was excellent and innovative from start to finish. In the nine years since its release, he hasn't been able to put together anything that comes even remotely close to it in terms of quality.

This song however, from his most recent album, gives me hope that he may still have some decent material left in him.

Here's the hyper-kinetic Alice.

1 comment:

Deacon Blue said...

I don't know. I agree that "Play" was all-out winner from start to finish. Mrs. Blue and I listened to that album over and over again driving must have been 70 percent or more of our listening entertainment over those several days.

But I think that "18" came reasonably close. I admit I wasn't taken by it much on the first few listenings, but it grew on me slowly, and I would argue that it's at least "remotely" close to "Play" though certainly not in the same league overall. I think that once I had listened enough to it to realize it was almost a single narrative on loss and connection (at least, that's how I took it), I appreciated it a lot more.

"Play," of course, still stands taller for being a lot of unconnected tunes that were all superb on their own.