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Wait For Me

Moby

Wait For Me

Latest installment in the varying career of the multi-talented producer musician and DJ

ADM rating[?]

6.2

Label
Little Idiot
UK Release date
29/06/2009
  1. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    Artistically, it's his finest work since Play; commercially he purports not to care, but he might find himself having to
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  2. 8.0 |   music OMH

    For anyone wanting to hear a genuine progression from the blueprint laid out by Play and to enjoy the calmer, more ethereal and undeniably sadder side of Moby's music, Wait For Me is worthy of further investigation
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  3. 8.0 |   The Sunday Times

    There are enough of those mournful Moby keyboard chords to interest those listeners who own Play, but couldn’t name any of the man’s other albums. Moby’s back on track
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  4. 7.0 |   PopMatters

    For all of its strengths, Wait for Me isn’t going to break any records, and its not going to rock the world of anyone not already acquainted with Moby—it is a Moby disc, almost to a fault
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  5. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Never the most convincing singer, Moby wisely farms out vocal duties to friends — all of them unknowns and ripe for discovery. It's a return to form but with a wider romantic streak
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  6. 7.0 |   Independent on Sunday

    While Wait for Me is a sort of distillation of everything he has done before, it also contains, in its title track, a piece of music to remind you why Moby mattered in the first place
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  7. 7.0 |   Clash

    The exclusive use of analogue equipment gives the record a nostalgic glow, and while ‘Wait For Me’ may ooze gloom, it seems its author is finally happy with his artistic results
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  8. 7.0 |   Spin

    The best of these ambient orchestrations, gurgling uncomplicated beats, and scattered vocals add up to something emotionally wrought, even transporting
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  9. 6.0 |   Observer Music Monthly

    Swapping frenetic disco for a more cultured sound
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  10. 6.0 |   The Independent

    It's the closest he's returned to Play, featuring the familiar complement of sombre soul, gospel and choral vocal samples swathed in warmly melancholic string-synth textures and reassuringly logical synth and keyboard progressions
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  11. 6.0 |   The Observer

    Is it really that different from the dinner-party electronica that catapulted him into the mainstream in the first place?
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  12. 6.0 |   The Scotsman

    There is a soothing soundtrack quality to much of the album which makes it his most rewarding work in some time
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  13. 6.0 |   Scotland on Sunday

    Has returned to the spirit if not the body of his most successful work... this is more Nordic, all plaintive strings and wistful vocals.
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  14. 6.0 |   The Guardian

    It all sounds like the work of someone who attended the wildest party imaginable, and now seeks solace and redemption
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  15. 6.0 |   Q

    Print edition only

  16. 5.4 |   Pitchfork

    Background music in the purest sense, an album of mood-buoying sketches best suited to provide color to otherwise bland scenes (working, studying, waiting on the phone with the cable company, getting your hair did, etc.) from your daily life
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  17. 5.0 |   The Quietus

    Following up a collection of giddy disco frippery in a year that's lent itself to a more copious degree of dancing than any this century, so his failure to produce anything under these circumstances that could be classed as unqualifiedly vital is an enormous one. More Valium than Vicks, Wait For Me is simultaneously the most polite album you'll hear in '09 and the very height of rudeness
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  18. 5.0 |   No Ripcord

    Hugs the middle of the road with such caution, it’s strenuous to either love or hate… Here’s a record you can zone in or out of with equal concentration; that’s about as close to ambient as Moby will ever get
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  19. 4.0 |   Uncut

    Print edition only

  20. 4.0 |   Daily Telegraph

    Simultaneously melancholic and uplifting, detached and universal, it’s eternally en route to higher ground
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