In the 90s, Moby was a stud. He basically owned the underground club scene, re-inventing rave culture with every new release. Then in the mid-90s, when rave culture crept into the mainstream dance clubs, Moby dominated with his epic release after release. He ruled soundtracks and scores, even re-imagining the iconic James Bond theme. He had one misstep with his ill-advised rock album…but even that produced a college radio hit with the cover of “That’s When I Reach For My Revolver.” Moby left the decade on top with is critical and mainstream masterpiece, Play.
The 00s were more miss and less hit for Moby. After Eminem’s dissing of Moby for really no reason, Moby struggled to recapture the rabid audience he used to have. But like his earlier career, he never settled with one specific sound. He was all over the map, experimenting with new sounds, old sounds, and everything in between. And what I loved most about Moby is how with each new album, he would release a companion album, filled with either new music or re-interpretations of the album. Hotel and Wait For Me had ambient albums to accompany them. 18 had a b-sides album and Last Night featured a Remixed album. Though this decade was much quieter for Moby, he made just as much noise as he ever had.
Here are the 11 Best Songs By Moby of the 00s:
1. Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday) – (18)
2. At Least We Tried (18)
3. Raining Again (Hotel)
4. Shot In The Back of the Head (Wait For Me)
5. Lift Me Up (Hotel)
6. Extreme Ways (18)
7. Everyday It’s 1989 (Last Night)
8. Where You End (Hotel)
9. Mistake (Wait For Me)
10. In This World (18)
11. Disco Lies (Last Night)
Buy Moby’s new album, Destroyed, now!!