Last Night (Moby album)

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Last Night
Studio album by Moby
Released March 29, 2008
Recorded 2007
Genre House, electronica, trip hop
Length 60:05
Label Mute
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
The BioShock EP
(2007)
Last Night
(2008)
A Night in NYC
(2008)
Singles from Last Night
  1. "Disco Lies"
    Released: January 21, 2008
  2. "Alice"
    Released: March 10, 2008
  3. "I Love to Move in Here"
    Released: July 1, 2008
  4. "Ooh Yeah"
    Released: November 23, 2008
Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 63/100 [1]
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars [2]
The A.V Club B [3]
Robert Christgau (3-star Honorable Mention) [4]
IGN 7.2/10 [5]
Pitchfork Media 5.2/10 [6]
musicOMH 4/5 stars [7]
Digital Spy 4/5 stars [8]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [9]
Record Collector 4/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[11]
adriandenning.co.uk 8/10 stars[12]

Last Night is the eighth studio album by American electronica musician Moby, released on 29 March 2008. The first single in the UK was "Alice",[13] and in Europe was "Disco Lies" and the second single is "I Love to Move in Here"[14] followed by "Ooh Yeah".[15]

On his official website, Moby stated that this album is "a lot more dance-oriented and electronic than my last few albums, probably as a result of all of the DJ'ing I've been doing lately". He also wrote that:

Last Night is basically a love letter to dance music in New York City. What I love about the New York approach to dance music is the eclecticism and the open minded-ness on the part of the musicians, the DJ's, and the people in the bars and clubs. In making Last Night, I essentially tried to take a long 8 hour night out in New York City and condense it into a 65 minute long album.[citation needed]

The album was recorded in Moby's home studio in Manhattan, New York and features a number of guest vocalists, including Wendy Starland, MC Grandmaster Caz (one of the writers of "Rapper's Delight", which boosted the popularity of sampling, a common method to make the music on Moby's 1999 blockbuster Play), Sylvia from the band Kudu, British MC Aynzli, and the Nigerian 419 Squad.[16]

On November 3, 2008 in the UK and November 25, 2008 in the U.S., a remix album of Last Night entitled Last Night Remixed was released.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Moby, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Ooh Yeah"     5:18
2. "I Love to Move in Here"     4:45
3. "257.Zero"     3:38
4. "Everyday It's 1989"     3:40
5. "Live for Tomorrow"     4:02
6. "Alice"     4:27
7. "Hyenas"     3:35
8. "I'm in Love"   Wendy Starland 3:43
9. "Disco Lies"     3:23
10. "The Stars"     4:21
11. "Degenerates" (an alternate mix of "It's OK" from the "Raining Again" single)   3:58
12. "Sweet Apocalypse"     5:19
13. "Mothers of the Night"     3:19
14. "Last Night"     4:53
15. "Lucy Vida" (hidden track, replaced by "Sweetest" on iTunes edition and "Land Of" on Amazon MP3 edition)   3:54
Amazon MP3 bonus track
No. Title Length
16. "Sweetest"   4:48

Release history[edit]

Country Release date
Australia March 29, 2008
United States April 1, 2008
United Kingdom May 12, 2008

Chart performance[edit]

Country Peak
position
Greece 2
Australia 20
United States 27
United Kingdom 28
France 12
Sweden 40
Poland 9
Italy 6
Switzerland 6
Austria 4

Last Night sold a mere 200,000 copies worldwide during its first month. It disappeared from the worldwide charts very quickly. Its total sales stand at 500 000 copies worldwide.[citation needed]

The low sales might also be attributed to Moby's US label, V2, getting out of the record making business. This forced Last Night to rely only on UK label Mute's limited distribution and promotion.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Last Night - Moby". Metacritic. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Andy Kellman. "Last Night - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Andy Battaglia (31 March 2008). "Moby: Last Night". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 29 October 2011. 
  4. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Moby". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Chad Grischow (2 April 2008). "Moby - Last Night Review". IGN. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  6. ^ Joshua Klein (3 April 2008). "Moby: Last Night". Pitchfork. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Ian Roullier (31 March 2008). "Moby - Last Night". musicOMH. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  8. ^ Alex Fletcher (9 May 2008). "Moby: 'Last Night' - Music Album Review". Digital Spy. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  9. ^ Caryn Ganz (3 April 2008). "Last Night". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 23 October 2011. 
  10. ^ Kris Needs. "Last Night - Moby". Record Collector. Retrieved 16 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Sal Cinquemani (26 March 2008). "Moby: Last Night". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  12. ^ Adrian Denning review
  13. ^ Moby (20 October 2007). "have a good weekend.". moby.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  14. ^ Moby (30 May 2008). "yes, in answer to your questions...". moby.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  15. ^ Moby (28 May 2008). "calling all filmmakers!". moby.com. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  16. ^ Moby.com News, Moby.com, accessed 16 November 2007.[dead link][dead link]