18 (Moby album)

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18
Studio album by Moby
ReleasedMay 14, 2002
Recorded2001–2002
GenreElectronica, downtempo, ambient house, house
Length71:26
LabelMute (STUMM 202), V2, BMG
ProducerMoby
Moby chronology
Play: The B Sides
(2000)
18
(2002)
18 B Sides + DVD
(2003)
Singles from 18
  1. "We Are All Made of Stars"
    Released: April 29, 2002
  2. "Extreme Ways"
    Released: August 19, 2002
  3. "In This World"
    Released: November 4, 2002
  4. "In My Heart"
    Released: 2002
  5. "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"
    Released: March 3, 2003
  6. "Jam for the Ladies"
    Released: July 21, 2003
 
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18
Studio album by Moby
ReleasedMay 14, 2002
Recorded2001–2002
GenreElectronica, downtempo, ambient house, house
Length71:26
LabelMute (STUMM 202), V2, BMG
ProducerMoby
Moby chronology
Play: The B Sides
(2000)
18
(2002)
18 B Sides + DVD
(2003)
Singles from 18
  1. "We Are All Made of Stars"
    Released: April 29, 2002
  2. "Extreme Ways"
    Released: August 19, 2002
  3. "In This World"
    Released: November 4, 2002
  4. "In My Heart"
    Released: 2002
  5. "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"
    Released: March 3, 2003
  6. "Jam for the Ladies"
    Released: July 21, 2003
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic(61/100)[1]
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
Blender4/5 stars[3]
Cross Rhythms7/10 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[5]
NME(4/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media(2.6/10)[7]
PopMatters7/10 stars[8][1]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Release Magazine7/10 stars[10]
Robert Christgau(1-star Honorable Mention)[11]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[12]
Slant Magazine3.5/5 stars[13]
Yahoo! Music UK5/10 stars[14]

18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby released in 2002. The most successful single from the album was "We Are All Made of Stars", which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart.[citation needed] The album features guest appearances by Azure Ray, MC Lyte, Angie Stone, and Sinéad O'Connor. A collection of the album's B-sides and video footage was released a year later on 18 B Sides + DVD.

Critical response to this album was positive to mixed, with many critics feeling it was too much of a retread of his previous releases and lacked inspiration. The album debuted at number 1 in the UK and many other European countries.[citation needed] It also peaked at number 4 in the Billboard 200.[citation needed] 18 earned gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and sold more than five million copies worldwide, which was a respectable number for an electronica album, even when its sales figure didn't even reach the half of amounts sold by its predecessor, the blockbuster Play.[citation needed]

Contents

Track listing

No.TitleLength
1."We Are All Made of Stars"  4:32
2."In This World" (featuring Jennifer Price)4:02
3."In My Heart" (featuring The Shining Light Gospel Choir)4:36
4."Great Escape" (featuring Azure Ray)2:09
5."Signs of Love"  4:25
6."One of These Mornings" (featuring Dianne McCaulley)3:12
7."Another Woman"  3:56
8."Fireworks"  2:13
9."Extreme Ways"  3:57
10."Jam for the Ladies" (featuring MC Lyte & Angie Stone)3:22
11."Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"  5:09
12."18"  4:28
13."Sleep Alone"  4:45
14."At Least We Tried" (featuring Freedom Bremner)4:08
15."Harbour" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor)6:27
16."Look Back In"  2:20
17."The Rafters" (featuring Shauna and Lorraine Phillips)3:22
18."I'm Not Worried at All" (featuring The Shining Light Gospel Choir)4:11

Songs used in other media

References

  1. ^ a b "Critic Reviews for 18". Metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/music/18/moby/critic-reviews. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "18 - Moby". Allmusic. http://www.allmusic.com/album/18-r584629. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Blender (June/July 2002): 107. 
  4. ^ Cummings, Tony (21 July 2002). "Review: 18 - Moby". Cross Rhythms. http://www.crossrhythms.co.uk/products/Moby/18/6080/. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  5. ^ David Browne (17 May 2002). "18 Review". Entertainment Weekly. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,237284,00.html. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Needham, Alex (7 May 2002). "Album Reviews - Moby: 18". NME. http://www.nme.com/reviews/moby/6347. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  7. ^ Pecoraro, David M. (19 May 2002). "Moby: 18". Pitchfork. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/5348-18/. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Wong, Alison (21 June 2002). "Moby: 18". PopMatters. http://www.popmatters.com/pm/review/moby-182/. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  9. ^ Q (May 2002): 105. 
  10. ^ Malmstedt, Kalle (31 May 2002). "Moby: 18". Release Magazine. http://www.releasemagazine.net/Onrecord/ormoby18.htm. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Moby". robertchristgau.com. http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?name=Moby. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Rob Sheffield (25 April 2002). "18". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/18-20020425. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  13. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (24 April 2002). "Moby: 18". Slant Magazine. http://www.slantmagazine.com/music/review/moby-18/132. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Mulvey, John (13 May 2002). "Moby - '18'". Yahoo! Music UK. Archived from the original on 26 May 2004. http://web.archive.org/web/20040526031441/http://uk.launch.yahoo.com/l_reviews_a/25010.html. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 

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Preceded by
The Last Broadcast by Doves
UK number one album
May 25–31, 2002
Succeeded by
Destination by Ronan Keating
Preceded by
Laundry Service by Shakira
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 20–26, 2002
Succeeded by
The Eminem Show by Eminem