Moby's work since 1999's Play has tended to be singer-songwriter somnambulant, but Innocents suggests a way past it: working with others. It's still a Moby album – patient tempos, frosted with strings and comfortably melancholy melodies. But working with his first outside producer, Mark "Spike" Stent (Gaga, Beyoncé, Massive Attack), has made him knuckle down; the writing is sharper than on 2009's sketchy Wait for Me or 2011's overblown Destroyed. It helps that the guest vocalists – Mark Lanegan's sepulchral croak, Wayne Coyne's folksy grandiosity, Damien Jurado's reedy falsetto, Cold Specks' throaty croon – sound as committed as the auteur himself.
- Little Idiot/Mute
From The Archives Issue 1194: October 24, 2013
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Around the Web
Cracked7 Famous Actors Who Lost Their Minds Getting Into Character
Mental Floss10 Actors Who Hated Their Own Films
Diffuser10 Cover Songs Better Than The Originals
SalonThe 15 Most Hated Bands Of The Last 30 Years
Cracked5 Wildly Inappropriate Relationships In Movies
Guitar WorldThe 30 Most Badass Guitarists of All Time
- Meet the Right-Wing Rebels Who Overthrew John Boehner
- Inside Michael Jackson’s Iconic First Moonwalk Onstage
- 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We're Sick of Hearing
- Julianne Moore, John Stamos Act in Taylor Swift Soap Opera on 'Corden'
- 500 Greatest Albums of All Time
- Watch John Oliver Explain Broken U.S. Mental Health System
- Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free
- Hear David Bowie's Haunting 'Blackstar' Theme From 'Last Panthers'