Play (studio album) by Moby

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Play by Moby
Year: 1999
Overall rank: 456th   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 733 votes)
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Accolades:
Award Top 20 albums of 1999 (11th)
Award Top 100 albums of the 1990s (85th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (456th)
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(JR701) Moby, Play - 1999 CD
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Moby - Play - CD Album
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Play by Moby (CD, Feb-2006, V2 (USA))
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Play is ranked as the best album by Moby.

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Rating: 81 (116 votes)Comments: 0
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Average Rating: 
77/100 (from 733 votes)
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04/28/2021 23:14 MoggieMiner  Ratings distributionRatings distribution 52189/100
 
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This album is rated in the top 5% of all albums on BestEverAlbums.com. This album has a Bayesian average rating of 77.0/100, a mean average of 75.8/100, and a trimmed mean (excluding outliers) of 77.1/100. The standard deviation for this album is 16.1.

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95/100
From 11/07/2019 08:31
a classic.a beautiful album.lie down close your eyes and let your mind wander. chill.
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90/100
From 07/19/2019 20:47
Favorite Songs:Find My Baby, Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, Bodyrock, Natural Blues, The Sky Is Broken
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95/100
From 05/09/2019 12:45
A unique and original for its day - there was just nothing like it at that time. Moby has had some fine albums since, but there's just something dynamic about "Play".
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85/100
From 04/04/2019 18:57
This is a great album with a lot of really good songs. It's a little rambling and long for my taste, however.
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65/100
From 02/14/2019 10:14
What?
This is Moby's 5th album and explores electronic music mixed with southern gospel and soul in parts. The first 11 tracks are more like a greatest hits package rather than an actual album with no fewer than 8 smash hit home runs in "Honey" , "Run On" , "Bodyrock" , "Why Does My Heart . . ." , "Natural Blues" , "Porcelain" , "Southside" featuring Gwen Stefani and "Find My Baby" . Tracks 12 to 18 Moby pumps the breaks and closes things out with 7 slower atmospheric tracks

Who?
It's Moby AKA Richard Melville Hall New York born and bred , and is still making albums in 2018 . 'Play' remains his masterpiece

Do I Need To Hear This Album?
Absolutely ! 'Play' is one of the best albums from the 1990's and essential for all music fans

View?
You must check out the 8 wonderful videos for the tracks listed above on YouTube. Each one is a mini masterpiece , the one for "Find My Baby" is hysterically funny with a crew of actual babies taking centre stage
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85/100
From 11/25/2018 09:58
Great album, but '18' is better, Best tracks 3, 4, 8, 11 and 14. And 18.
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65/100
From 11/20/2018 15:52
It's pretty good. I think I enjoy the sound in general more than the album as a whole. "Honey's" a decent opener, "Porcelain" is pretty beautiful, and "Why Does my Heart Feel so Bad" is pretty good, but that's about all I can say honestly. Everything else makes for a pretty enjoyable album that feels fun and interesting, but again, I just think it's pretty good. I would still recommend it though, I just don't feel like it's anything groundbreaking.
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75/100
From 01/20/2018 02:50
I actually found this pretty entertaining.
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90/100
From 12/24/2016 01:36
Best track: Honey
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75/100
From 11/25/2016 15:27
Favoritas: Porcelain, Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad?, Natural Blues, Run On
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