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Moby is a true successor to the throne of Mike Oldfield, The Art Of Noise and other such great ambient acts. And he can rock out too!
Now, let me explain the "1 star" rating. PLEASE, all you accountants, ditch this "copy protection" stuff. All you do is pay - without any reason whatsoever - tons of money to Macrovision, annoy thousands of consumers who simply cannot play the discs they bought, because the transports of so many CD and DVD players today (and especially car CD players) will NOT (and don't have to, anyway) recognize this unauthorized "variation" of the CD Digital Audio format... So, they often go out looking for equipment that will tolerate this useless gimmick or just rip the discs and copy them, as Macrovision's "copy protection" (which was developed with the blessings of IFPI) DOES NOT prevent the ripping of the "protected" discs! Why bother then?
And, please, Amazon.com guys, when you see the "Copy Control" sign, label it accordingly - it's NOT ENHANCED, it's "COPY CONTROLLED" (or, better yet, "playback controlled").
I love both CDs. Normally, I've only appreciated Moby's
great instrumentals, so when I saw that Hotel comes with
a 2nd CD called Hotel-Ambient, I pre-ordered it instantly.
Now: anyone who criticizes the Ambient CD for being "boring"
has limited understanding as to what Ambient music is all about.
Speaking as a lover of non-verbal music, I find the Ambient
disc to be brilliant & deep & intriguing---an ideal
CD to play while engaged in creative pursuits. If you have
a multi-CD player, I recommend programming the first track
from the Hotel CD (which is an instrumental) to lead into the
entire Ambient CD. This music shows a level of musical maturity
that is astounding and nearly flawless. Now: the big surprise.
I love the vocal tracks on CD one! I've listened to this CD
about 6 times now, and each time I found myself off my chair and
dancing around the room. Don't let the apparent lyrical simplicity fool you.
When you write at a higher level, sometimes
the meaning comes out in simple language; but wow these songs
are moving. Track 2 really gets you going...and the
rest of the CD is loaded with greatness. A few of the tracks with
female vocals are plenty sexy...and I stand with those who appreciate
Moby's vocals...frankly, I like the vocal tracks on Hotel better than the vocal
tracks on Play. The music really Lifts You Up...and to quote another track,
I like it. I like it a lot. Way to go Moby!
Look at the cover and add rain. That's the overall mood of this album. I find rain to be cleansing on many levels, often building a mood of pensiveness, reflection and a fragile peacefulness. There is a glorious melancholy in the music, the lyrics and the singing on the album. Take the chilled out moments from Moby's other albums and build on it. That's what he's done here.
Almost every song has singing - primarily Moby's longing, almost cyring, voice - and almost every song is for those rainy nights, when the world doesn't make sense, when longing for companionship and understanding burdens the heart, yet with a subtle hope underneath it all.
It's downtempo, mellow, moody and sometimes sad. But it is beautiful. Don't expect "old" Moby, don't look for the commercial jingles of Play. Just put it on and listen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a very atmospheric, slightly poignant, yet beautifully crafted collection of songs.Published 12 days ago by Amazon Customer
find the sound and the movement easy and spellbinding - i think of the songs and hear them in my brain - wonderful to write to (e.waindeckerbooks. Read morePublished on June 23, 2014 by ReaderViews
I enjoyed moby music over the years and his stuff is great to get if you like his music .Published on December 7, 2013 by Kurt Mstoecklhuber
This is very different from most of the Moby stuff I've heard before, but I loved it. There are two CDs, one is ambient, the other is songs, most of which are very catchy and... Read morePublished on September 18, 2013 by Private
This is an a slow melodic album which I find especially wonderful to listen to on long drives in which I wish to remain relaxed but I also don't want to fall asleep. Read morePublished on April 29, 2013 by absent4laws76
The 2005 follow-up to `18' is more personally introspective than Moby's other recent work. For starters, there's a lot more of his own singing voice in evidence. Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by The Guardian
Thank you! I enjoyed the old songs I knew and the new ones in this CD.
It brings back memories to a beautiful trip with my husband and daughter !