Moby: Destroyed – review

(Little Idiot)

Few artists, if any, have embraced as many genres as Moby, from punk to techno to electronica via the gospel and blues of the chart-topping Play. His ninth LP, which comes with a book of backstage photos, is a brooding, ambient affair that, at best, evokes the loneliness of a life spent on the road, making it his most rewarding album in some time. Cynics may argue that's not saying much given his lifeless output of recent years, but tracks such as the sparkling "Sevastopol" and the bluesy "Lie Down in Darkness" suggest that Moby still has something left to give.


Paul Mardles

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