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Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt


Everything Was Beautiful, and Nothing Hurt

Fifteenth studio album from the American electronic musician, its title taken from a Kurt Vonnegut novel

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  1. 8.0 |   The Irish Times

    Its fragility will stop you in your tracks
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  2. 8.0 |   All Music

    Despite the overwhelming melancholy that drenches the album, it remains a gorgeous collection that is mostly indebted to trip-hop and his pre-millennial output
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  3. 8.0 |   Sputnik Music (staff)

    One of Moby’s most cohesive efforts
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  4. 8.0 |   Evening Standard

    One of his most accessible albums in year
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  5. 8.0 |   Q

    Moody atmospherics and slow-boil sadness. Print edition only

  6. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Moby creates a despondent calm in advance of the determined storm. It is the best thing Moby has done in a long time
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  7. 7.5 |   Spectrum Culture

    Deals in the more abstract and profound dilemmas of the human condition
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  8. 7.5 |   Under The Radar

    The early '90s feel which permeates the record, sounds fresh as a daisy in 2018
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  9. 7.0 |   The Music

    He returns to the orchestral trip-hoppiness that arguably forged his most popular guise: The 'Eco Soul Raver'
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  10. 7.0 |   Rolling Stone

    Lush and haunting
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  11. 6.7 |   Consequence Of Sound

    Features some of Moby’s most impassioned performances to date
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  12. 6.0 |   Mixmag

    ‘Welcome To Hard Times’, a sunny Balearic soul shuffle, is lovely, and the ghostly piano haunting ‘The Tired And The Hurt’ contains the muscle memory of his masterpiece ‘Porcelain’, but they’re isolated sparkles
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  13. 6.0 |   Record Collector

    Passionate, eccentric and unafraid of speaking out or baring his ever-beleaguered soul, Moby remains a welcome presence in modern times and certainly does himself no harm with this highly personal statement
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  14. 6.0 |   The Independent

    Moby is back in his trip-hop comfort zone and looking inwards, and for the most part it suits him
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  15. 6.0 |   The Arts Desk

    Classically choreographed synths, riven with old soul's penchant for wrenching, reaching harmonics
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  16. 5.7 |   Pitchfork

    With a long list of guest vocalists, Moby’s latest more melancholy album is lush but feels anemic and minor compared to some of his best work
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