18 (Moby album)

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18
Moby18album.jpg
Studio album by Moby
Released May 14, 2002
Recorded 2001–02
Genre
Length 71:26
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
  2. "Extreme Ways"
    Released: July 19, 2002
  3. "In This World"
    Released: November 4, 2002
  4. "In My Heart"
    Released: 2002
  5. "Sunday (The Day Before My Birthday)"
    Released: February 24, 2003
  6. "Jam for the Ladies"
    Released: July 21, 2003

18 is the sixth studio album by American electronica musician Moby released in 2002. The most successful single from the album was "We Are All Made of Stars", which reached number 11 on the UK Singles Chart. A notable single on the album is "Extreme Ways" which appears on The Bourne Legacy.[citation needed] The album features guest appearances by Azure Ray, MC Lyte, Angie Stone, and Sinéad O'Connor. A collection of the album's B-sides and video footage was released a year later on 18 B Sides + DVD.

Critical response to the album was positive to mixed, with many critics feeling it was too much of a retread of his previous releases and lacked inspiration.[citation needed] The album debuted at number 1 in the UK and many other European countries.[citation needed] It also peaked at number 4 in the Billboard 200.[citation needed] 18 earned gold and platinum awards in over 30 countries, and sold more than five million copies worldwide, which was a respectable number for an electronica album, even though it didn't sell half as many copies as its predecessor Play.[citation needed]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Aggregate scores
Source Rating
Metacritic 61/100[1]
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Blender 4/5 stars[3]
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[4]
Entertainment Weekly A−[5]
Pitchfork Media 2.6/10[6]
PopMatters 7/10 stars[7]
Q 4/5 stars[8]
Release Magazine 7/10 stars[9]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[10]
Slant Magazine 3.5/5 stars[11]

18 B-Sides & DVD[edit]

18 B Sides + DVD
Moby18BSides.jpg
Compilation album and video by Moby
Released November 18, 2003 (2003-11-18)
Recorded 2001–02
Genre Electronica, downtempo
Length 69:51 (18 B Sides)
5:02:33 (18 DVD)
Label Mute, V2
Producer Moby
Moby chronology
18
(2002)
18 B Sides + DVD
(2003)
Hotel
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[12]
Entertainment Weekly B−[13]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars[14]

A two-disc CD and DVD compilation was released in 2003 titled 18 B-Sides + DVD. The first disc is a CD featuring nine B-sides from 18 as well as four new songs.[15] The second disc is a DVD featuring a TV show, a live concert at the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival on June 29, 2003, various outtakes and studio demos, mostly taken from the Play and 18 studio sessions and a megamix with 11 remixes of six different songs.

The compilation was released in the United States in a CD-style case, and was alternatively released in the United Kingdom in a DVD-style case under the title 18 DVD + B Sides.[citation needed]

B-sides not featured on the album
  • "And I Know"
  • "Ace Love"

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "We Are All Made of Stars"   4:32
2. "In This World" (featuring Jennifer Price) 4:02
3. "In My Heart" (featuring The Shining Light Gospel Choir) 4:36
4. "Great Escape" (featuring Azure Ray) 2:09
5. "Signs of Love"   4:25
6. "One of These Mornings" (featuring Dianne McCaulley) 3:12
7. "Another Woman"   3:56
8. "Fireworks"   2:13
9. "Extreme Ways"   3:57
10. "Jam for the Ladies" (featuring MC Lyte and Angie Stone) 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" (featuring Freedom Bremner) 4:08
15. "Harbour" (featuring Sinéad O'Connor) 6:27
16. "Look Back In"   2:20
17. "The Rafters" (featuring Shauna & Lorraine Phillips) 3:22
18. "I'm Not Worried at All" (featuring The Shining Light Gospel Choir) 4:11
18 B-Sides + DVD disc two
DVD

Songs used in other media[edit]

Charts[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Critic Reviews for 18". Metacritic. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "18 - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Blender (June/July 2002): 107. 
  4. ^ Robert Christgau. "CG: Moby". robertchristgau.com. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  5. ^ David Browne (17 May 2002). "18 Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 28 October 2011. 
  6. ^ Pecoraro, David M. (19 May 2002). "Moby: 18". Pitchfork. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Wong, Alison (21 June 2002). "Moby: 18". PopMatters. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  8. ^ Q (May 2002): 105. 
  9. ^ Malmstedt, Kalle (31 May 2002). "Moby: 18". Release Magazine. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  10. ^ Rob Sheffield (25 April 2002). "18". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 September 2012. 
  11. ^ Cinquemani, Sal (24 April 2002). "Moby: 18". Slant Magazine. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  12. ^ David Jeffries. "18: The B-Sides - Moby". Allmusic. Retrieved 21 September 2011. 
  13. ^ Entertainment Weekly review
  14. ^ Rolling Stone review
  15. ^ "18 dvd & b-sides, 18 b-sides & dvd". moby.com. March 27, 2003. Retrieved October 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Moby – 18". Australiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  17. ^ "Moby – 18" (in German). Austriancharts.at. Hung Medien.
  18. ^ "Moby – 18" (in Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  19. ^ "Moby – 18" (in French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien.
  20. ^ "Moby Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Canadian Albums Chart for Moby.
  21. ^ "Moby – 18". Danishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  22. ^ "Moby – 18" (in Dutch). Dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien.
  23. ^ "Moby: 18" (in Finnish). Musiikkituottajat – IFPI Finland.
  24. ^ "Moby – 18". Lescharts.com. Hung Medien.
  25. ^ "Longplay-Chartverfolgung at Musicline" (in German). Musicline.de. Phononet GmbH.
  26. ^ "Moby – 18". Italiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  27. ^ "Moby – 18". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  28. ^ "Moby – 18". Norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien.
  29. ^ "Moby – 18". Spanishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  30. ^ "Moby – 18". Swedishcharts.com. Hung Medien.
  31. ^ "Moby – 18". Swisscharts.com. Hung Medien.
  32. ^ "Moby | Artist | Official Charts". UK Albums Chart
  33. ^ "Moby Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Moby.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
The Last Broadcast by Doves
UK number one album
May 25–31, 2002
Succeeded by
Destination by Ronan Keating
Preceded by
Laundry Service by Shakira
Australian ARIA Albums Chart number-one album
May 20–26, 2002
Succeeded by
The Eminem Show by Eminem