Baby Monkey

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Baby Monkey
Studio album by Voodoo Child
Released January 27, 2004
Recorded 2002–2003
Genre Electronica
Length 66:17
Label V2, Mute
Producer Moby
Voodoo Child chronology
The End of Everything
(1996)
Baby Monkey
(2004)
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic (58/100) [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (C)[3]
Pitchfork Media (4.2/10)[4]
Q 2/5 stars[5]
URB 3/5 stars[6]
Uncut 3/5 stars[7]
Mojo 3/5 stars[8]
Blender 3/5 stars[9]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[10]
Spin 5/10 stars[11]

Baby Monkey is the third studio album by Voodoo Child, the pseudonym of American electronica artist Moby. According to the album's liner notes, Moby claims that he released the album under his pseudonym so he could concentrate on the music without having to worry about promotion or record sales. This album has often been seen as Moby's most dance-oriented album since Everything Is Wrong from 1995.[citation needed]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Gotta Be Loose in Your Mind" – 4:39
  2. "Minors" – 4:54
  3. "Take It Home" – 5:09
  4. "Light Is in Your Eyes" – 6:14
  5. "Electronics" – 6:24
  6. "Strings" – 6:50
  7. "Gone" – 5:14
  8. "Unh Yeah" – 4:27
  9. "Obscure" – 4:11
  10. "Last" – 3:53
  11. "Harpie" – 5:24
  12. "Synthesisers" – 9:15
  13. "The Best Song Ever" - 8:13

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/music/baby-monkey
  2. ^ John Bush. "Baby Monkey - Voodoo Child". Allmusic. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,578464,00.html
  4. ^ Jonathan Zwickel (7 June 2004). "Voodoo Child: Baby Monkey". Pitchfork. Retrieved 22 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Baby Monkey has nothing of the danger, adventure or indeed chemical frisson that defined rave culture--it's just smug sonic wallpaper. [Mar 2004, p.113]
  6. ^ In the clubs, Baby Monkey will find a welcome family. [May 2004, p.87]
  7. ^ Uncut (2/04, p. 74) - 3 stars out of 5 - "An interesting addition to the artist's varied oeuvre. "
  8. ^ Mojo (Publisher) (3/04, p. 104) - 3 stars out of 5 - "BABY MONKEY has a strangely nostalgic feel - as if he's reanimated his old raver's soul, with its favourite beats and bass lines intact. "
  9. ^ As self-indulgent side projects go, this could be a whole lot worse. [Apr 2004, p.139]
  10. ^ http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2004/jan/30/popandrock.shopping5
  11. ^ These tracks lack the energy to power a glow stick. [Mar 2004, p.96]