Everything Is Wrong

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This article is about the studio album by Moby. For Moby's remix album of the same name, see Everything Is Wrong (remix album).
Everything is Wrong
Studio album by Moby
Released March 14, 1995
Recorded 1994
Genre Electronic dance music,[1] electronica,[1] drum & bass, hardcore punk, techno, breakbeat hardcore
Length 46:49 (Everything is Wrong), 43:07 (Underwater)
Label Mute (UK), Elektra
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Ambient
(1993)
Everything is Wrong
(1995)
Disk
(1995)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]
Entertainment Weekly A−[3]
Almost Cool 7.5/10[4]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[5]
Slant Magazine 4/5 stars[6]
Spin 9/10 stars[7]
Cross Rhythms 8/10 stars[8]
adriandenning.co.uk 8/10 stars[9]

Everything is Wrong is the third studio album by American electronica musician Moby, released in 1995. The album was Moby’s first acclaimed electronica album, but true mainstream success did not come about until the release of his 1999 album, Play.

Everything is Wrong was released with a limited edition bonus disc of ambient music, Underwater, 43:07 in length.

Inside the album's booklet, Moby provides two personal essays, quotes from famous persons (from Albert Einstein to St. Francis of Assisi), and facts that he has collected (e.g. regarding animal experiments).

The album was followed up in early 1996 with a remix album of the same title. Mixed by Moby from the various remixes that were commissioned by Mute Records, the album was a two-disc set. The first disc was titled "Hard Techno, Joyous Anthems & Quiet Ambiance", while the second was "New York Hard House, Groovy Acid & Melodic Trance".

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Hymn"   3:17
2. "Feeling So Real" (featuring Kochie Banton) 3:21
3. "All That I Need Is to Be Loved"   2:13
4. "Let's Go Free"   0:38
5. "Everytime You Touch Me" (featuring Kochie Banton) 3:41
6. "Bring Back My Happiness"   3:12
7. "What Love?"   2:48
8. "First Cool Hive"   5:17
9. "Into the Blue" (featuring Mimi Goese) 5:33
10. "Anthem"   3:27
11. "Everything Is Wrong"   1:14
12. "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters"   7:21
13. "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die" (featuring Mimi Goese) 4:13

Bonus disc: Underwater[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Underwater (Part 1)"   5:14
2. "Underwater (Part 2)"   5:43
3. "Underwater (Part 3)"   7:23
4. "Underwater (Part 4)"   8:02
5. "Underwater (Part 5)"   16:45

Album singles[edit]

Single information
"Hymn"
"Feeling So Real"
  • Released: 1994 (UK)
  • Chart positions:
    • No. 30 (UK Singles Chart)[10]
"Everytime You Touch Me"
"Into the Blue"
  • Released: June 1995 (UK)
  • Chart positions:
    • No. 34 (UK Singles Chart)[10]
"What Love?" (UK, US)
  • Released: 1995
"Bring Back My Happiness"

Personnel[edit]

  • Moby – main performer, programming, producer, engineer
  • Rozz Morehead – vocals on "Feeling So Real" and "Everytime You Touch Me"
  • Nicole Zaray – vocals on "Feeling So Real"
  • Kochie Banton – vocals on "Feeling So Real" and "Everytime You Touch Me"
  • Mimi Goese – lyrics and vocals on "Into the Blue" and "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die"
  • Saundra Williams – vocals on "Bring Back My Happiness"
  • Jill Greenberg – photography

Songs used in other media[edit]

  • "God Moving Over the Face of the Waters" was featured at the culmination of the 1995 motion picture Heat and the 1999 documentary One Day in September. In 2003 the BBC used it as part of a documentary "Concorde: A Love Story". This song is also sampled by Lil Wayne in "I'm Me" on his 2007 EP, The Leak. The song is featured on the Cancer Research UK – One Day Research Will Beat Cancer Advert in late 2013.
  • "First Cool Hive" was featured in the film Scream.
  • "When It's Cold I'd Like to Die" is played at the end of the Sopranos season six episode "Join the Club."

Charts[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard Top Heatseekers[12] 21

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ned Raggett. "Everything Is Wrong - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  2. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Moby". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Evelyn McDonnell (1995-03-17). "Everything Is Wrong Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 2012-09-14. 
  4. ^ "Moby - Everything Is Wrong - almost cool music review". Almostcool.org. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  5. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Christian Hoard (2004). The Rolling Stone Album Guide. New York City, New York: Simon and Schuster. p. 548. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  6. ^ Sal Cinquemani (2 November 2002). "Moby: Everything Is Wrong". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  7. ^ "Moby - Everything Is Wrong CD". CD Universe. Retrieved 28 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Andy Long (1995-06-01). "Review: Everything Is Wrong - Moby". Cross Rhythms. Retrieved 2012-09-08. 
  9. ^ "Moby | album reviews". adriandenning.co.uk. Retrieved 2012-02-07. 
  10. ^ a b c d "Moby". The Official UK Charts Company. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  11. ^ a b "Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards". Allmusic. Rovi. Retrieved 11 February 2012. 
  12. ^ AllMusic. Rovi Is Wrong > Charts & Awards http://www.allmusic.com/album/everything-is-wrong-r209312/charts-awardstitle=Everything Is Wrong > Charts & Awards |url= missing title (help).