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Album number eleven from the New York-based producer, musician and DJ featuring guest vocalists including Wayne Coyne, Mark Lanegan and Damien Jurado

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  1. 8.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Moby has long had a penchant for the cinematic and, hooking up with a small raft of singing collaborators, this is a mission to make music that’s big and beautiful
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  2. 8.0 |   Spin

    Approaches the awe-striking beauty of Play
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  3. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A long list of collaborators bring character and depth tp his distinct brand of ambient techno. Print edition only

  4. 7.5 |   The Quietus

    From its funereal ballads to its hook-infused jams, Innocents is uniformly satisfying and catchy as hell
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  5. 7.0 |   No Ripcord

    The collaborations are interesting, and at times fascinating, but there is little doubt that the destiny of most tracks here will be, once again, as sonic accompaniments to visual productions
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  6. 7.0 |   music OMH

    Innocents, while maybe not the creative renaissaince hinted at, is Moby’s best album for some time
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  7. 7.0 |

    Innocents is a surprising return to form for one of the great pioneering artists of the last twenty five years. A triumph
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  8. 7.0 |   God Is In The TV

    A slightly patchy LP, but undoubtedly one that has its moments and proves that Moby can still conjure up something great every now and again
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  9. 7.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    A remarkably cohesive and creative record, thanks both to Moby’s instrumentation and to the album’s conceptual feel
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  10. 7.0 |   All Music

    It's another downcast, occasionally grand-sounding set suited for solitary home listening. Not much moves the feet
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  11. 6.0 |   Consequence Of Sound

    It’s a Moby album for sure. No gimmicks or schlocky attempts at something trendy like dub-step, and no curveballs to polarize fans
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  12. 6.0 |   Mojo

    Twitches with the same darkly neurotic pop as 2009's Destroyed. Print edition only

  13. 6.0 |   Rolling Stone

    It's still a Moby album – patient tempos, frosted with strings and comfortably melancholy melodies
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  14. 4.0 |   The Irish Times

    A skilful formula that has been delivered before (and not just once) by the same musician/archivist
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  15. 4.0 |   NME

    An album full of saccharine strings, endless loops and narcoleptic synths
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  16. 4.0 |   Q

    Most of the musical elements remain over-familiar-swelling strings, understated beats, the odd crackly blues sample. Print edition only

  17. 4.0 |   Evening Standard

    It’s not until the final number, The Dogs, that Moby emerges. When he does, he soars, but it’s too late to save the record
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  18. 4.0 |   PopMatters

    No matter what changes Moby’s attempts to apply to his sound, his musical identity seems too deeply entrenched in the ways that Innocents demonstrates for it to truly absorb anything new
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  19. 3.0 |   Under The Radar

    The expectation is that it should be an album to be reckoned with. It's not. For the most part, it drags
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  20. 3.0 |   Clash

    Moby’s attempts to paper over a demonstrable lack of songwriting inspiration with grand string arrangements and a sequence of guest collaborators only emphasises the tedium here
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