18 (Moby album)

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18
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Studio album by Moby
Released May 14, 2002 (2002-05-14)
Recorded 2001–02
Genre
Length 71:24
Label
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
Play: The B Sides
(2000)
18
(2002)
18 B Sides + DVD
(2003)
Singles from 18
  1. "We Are All Made of Stars"
    Released: April 29, 2002 (2002-04-29)
  2. "Extreme Ways"
    Released: July 19, 2002 (2002-07-19)
  3. "In This World"
    Released: November 4, 2002 (2002-11-04)
  4. "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"
    Released: February 24, 2003 (2003-02-24)
  5. "In My Heart"
    Released: 2003 (2003)
  6. "Jam for the Ladies"
    Released: July 21, 2003 (2003-07-21)

18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby. It was first released on May 14, 2002 by Mute and V2. Moby worked with guest performers on several tracks from 18, with Azure Ray, MC Lyte, Angie Stone, and Sinéad O'Connor among the featured vocalists on the album.

Following its release, 18 debuted at number one in the United Kingdom and several other European countries, while also peaking at number four on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell over four million copies worldwide.[1] 18 B Sides + DVD, a collection of the album's B-sides and live video footage, was released a year later.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
SourceRating
Metacritic61/100[2]
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Blender4/5 stars[4]
Entertainment WeeklyA−[5]
The Guardian4/5 stars[6]
NME4/10[7]
Pitchfork2.6/10[8]
Q4/5 stars[9]
Rolling Stone3.5/5 stars[10]
Uncut2/5 stars[11]
USA Today3/4 stars[12]

At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, 18 received an average score of 61, based on 21 reviews.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Moby, except where noted.

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."We Are All Made of Stars" 4:32
2."In This World" 4:02
3."In My Heart" 4:36
4."Great Escape"2:09
5."Signs of Love" 4:25
6."One of These Mornings" 3:12
7."Another Woman"3:56
8."Fireworks" 2:13
9."Extreme Ways" 3:57
10."Jam for the Ladies"3:22
11."Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"5:09
12."18" 4:28
13."Sleep Alone" 4:45
14."At Least We Tried" 4:08
15."Harbour" 6:27
16."Look Back In" 2:20
17."The Rafters" 3:22
18."I'm Not Worried at All" 4:11
Total length:71:24
Sample credits[13]
  • "Another Woman" contains samples of "I'm a Good Woman", written and performed by Barbara Lynn.
  • "Jam for the Ladies" contains samples of "Wherever You Are", written and performed by Mic Geronimo.
  • "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)" contains samples of "Sunday", written and performed by Sylvia Robinson.

Personnel[edit]

Credits for 18 adapted from album liner notes.[13]

  • Moby – engineering, mixing, production, writing, instruments, vocals on "We Are All Made of Stars", "Signs of Love", "Extreme Ways" and "Sleep Alone"
  • Azure Ray – vocals on "Great Escape"
  • Freedom Bremner – vocals on "At Least We Tried"
  • Tony Dawsey – mastering
  • MC Lyte – vocals on "Jam for the Ladies"
  • Dianne McCaulley – vocals on "One of These Mornings"
  • Sinéad O'Connor – vocals on "Harbour"
  • Shauna & Lorraine Phillips – vocals on "The Rafters"
  • Jennifer Price – vocals on "In This World"
  • The Shining Light Gospel Choir – vocals on "In My Heart" and "I'm Not Worried at All"
  • Angie Stone – vocals on "Jam for the Ladies"
Artwork and design
  • David Calderley – artwork, design
  • Danny Clinch – photography

Charts[edit]

Chart (2002–05) Peak
position
Australian Albums (ARIA)[14] 1
Austrian Albums (Ö3 Austria)[15] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 1
Belgian Alternative Albums (Ultratop Flanders)[16] 1
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)[17] 2
Canadian Albums (Billboard)[18] 1
Danish Albums (Hitlisten)[19] 1
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[20] 2
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista)[21] 5
French Albums (SNEP)[22] 1
German Albums (Offizielle Top 100)[23] 1
Italian Albums (FIMI)[24] 2
New Zealand Albums (RMNZ)[25] 1
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista)[26] 2
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE)[27] 95
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[28] 3
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade)[29] 1
UK Albums (OCC)[30] 1
UK Independent Albums (OCC)[31] 1
US Billboard 200[32] 4
US Top Dance/Electronic Albums (Billboard)[33] 1

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Australia (ARIA)[34] Platinum 70,000^
Belgium (BEA)[35] Platinum 50,000*
France (SNEP)[36] 2× Gold 200,000*
Germany (BVMI)[37] Gold 150,000^
Netherlands (NVPI)[38] Gold 40,000^
Switzerland (IFPI Switzerland)[39] Platinum 40,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[40] Platinum 300,000^
United States (RIAA)[41] Gold 513,000[42]

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

References[edit]

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  4. ^ Petridis, Alexis (June–July 2002). "Moby: 18". Blender (7): 107. Archived from the original on November 22, 2005. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
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  6. ^ Petridis, Alexis (May 10, 2002). "Play it again". The Guardian. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  7. ^ Needham, Alex (May 7, 2002). "Moby : 18". NME. Archived from the original on June 10, 2002. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
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